The Faculty of Law’s Myanmar Law Programme is part of a University-wide effort to aid Myanmar’s redevelopment, which includes several other Oxford colleges and departments.
Upon receiving an honorary degree in June 2012, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi challenged Oxford to support the redevelopment of education in her country. Across Oxford, departments and colleges, staff and students have taken up this challenge enthusiastically, creating a range of projects that we believe are the most diverse and productive of any foreign university working in the country.
In the years since Daw Suu received her degree, Oxford has sent student groups, law researchers, senior professors, administrators, and more to Myanmar. They have provided guest lectures, English tuition, advice on curriculum design, and book donations, among a wealth of other contributions.
In the meantime, the University of Oxford has received visitors from Myanmar. Senior staff from the University of Yangon spent almost a month here in Spring 2014, training in various aspects of teaching and research, and developing a strategic plan to bring their University into the 21st Century, and leaders of Myanmar’s student unions visited Oxford in Spring 2015.
The Law Programme
Special thanks are owed to Andrew McLeod who, in his capacity as Director of the Law Faculty’s Myanmar Law Programme from September 2014 to August 2015, and in his work prior to that, has been the inspiration and driving force behind the work that has been undertaken. His knowledge about the country, and his enthusiasm for doing what we can to help, has been infectious and the teaching trips would not have been possible without his hard work and expertise.
These pages describe some of the highlights and key achievements, as well as reporting on visits by members of the Oxford Law Faculty, and showcasing lectures and a book written by members of the Law Faculty.