The Oxford-Burma/Myanmar Law Programme

Since June 2012, Oxford has been committed to supporting the redevelopment of Burmese education. The Faculty of Law is one of a few departments across the University that has built a programme of research and teaching.

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. We believe that the range of projects developed as part of this initiative are the most diverse and productive of any foreign university working in the country.

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 generated a range of projects that we believe are the most diverse and productive of any foreign university working in the country.

Since 2012, 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

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.