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The Role of Universities for Initiating Pro Bono Service in Myanmar. Dr Yin Yin Win Lecturer Department of Law University of Yangon. University of Yangon.

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The role of universities for initiating pro bono service in myanmar

The Role of Universities for Initiating Pro Bono Service in Myanmar

Dr Yin Yin Win

Lecturer

Department of Law

University of Yangon


University of yangon

University of Yangon

Founded in 1920. Department of Law was one of the six original affiliated faculties* of the Rangoon University.(Now University of Yangon)

* Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering , Faculty of Education.


Aims and purposes of university legal education

Aims and Purposes of University Legal Education

  • University Legal Education should be a support to the building and safeguarding of the society. It should be closely related to the legal profession. In addition it should be supplemental to the profession and should also be based on the establishment of high moral character.

  • The chief aim of Legal Education is to produce lawyers and judges who have good morality and are faithful to the country.

  • The aim of Legal Education is to bring out the real truth. Law Lecturers themselves should also serve the interest of the State.


The role of legal education

The Role of Legal Education

  • Learned Judges, Attorneys, Procurators and Lawyers are original products of legal Education. So, Legal Education plays an important role in the State.


Ll b students in 18 universities 1

LL B Students in 18 Universities (1)


Ll b students in 18 universities 2

LL B Students in 18 Universities (2)


Ll b students in 18 universities 3

LL B Students in 18 Universities (3)


Post graduate courses in universities 1

Post Graduate Courses in Universities (1)


Post graduate courses in universities 2

Post Graduate Courses in Universities (2)


Diploma courses in universities

Diploma Courses in Universities


Number of lawyers who have been granted licence

Number of Lawyers who have been granted Licence

  • Number of Advocates- 9885

  • Number of Higher Grade Pleaders(HGP)-44041

    ( As of 1st May 2014)


First step of cle in myanmar

First Step of CLE in Myanmar

  • On July 12 – 14, 2013, Myanmar BABSEA CLE with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the Inaugural National Clinical Legal Education Workshop at University of Yangon, Department of Law.


First step to moving forward

First Step to Moving Forward


The second myanmar national clinical legal education cle workshop

The Second Myanmar National Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Workshop

  • It took placed during 27-29 September at the University of Mandalay included faculty members from 17 Universities and lawyers from three Mandalay Law Firms.

  • The workshop focused on providing practical guidance for university law departments across the country in developing and implementing CLE programmes.


The second myanmar national clinical legal education cle workshop1

The Second Myanmar National Clinical Legal Education (CLE) Workshop


Trainers and participants at taunggyi cle summer school

Trainers and Participants at Taunggyi CLE Summer School


Mou beween babsea cle and myanmar universities

MoUbeween BABSEA CLE and Myanmar Universities

  • University of Yangon

  • University of Mandalay

  • Dagon University

  • University of Magway

  • University of Myitkyina

  • Taungoo University

  • Dawei University

  • Yadanabon University

  • University of East Yangon

  • Yangon University of Distance Education

  • Mandalay University of Distance Education


University of yangon1

University of Yangon


Dagon university

Dagon University


University of mawlamyaing

University of Mawlamyaing


Pro bono collaborations sought

Pro Bono Collaborations Sought

  • All Law Departments are seeking to have collaboration with Bar Association, Law Firms and Non- Governmental Organizations in particular of pro bono work such as organizational partnership, externship clinic programmes, legal training including mock trial, moot court and community teaching. In implementing the Pro Bono works, the help of Courts and Attorney Offices will also be asked.


Challenges

Challenges

  • Limited Resource Person

  • Funding

  • Educational Policy

  • Public awareness and cooperation

  • Long Term Plan


Suggested ideas

Suggested Ideas

  • Research & Development

  • Monitoring Meeting

  • Trainings ( Both for Teachers & Volunteer Students)

  • Prompt implementation of CLE in LL B Curriculum

  • Cooperation with other disciplines ( such as Psychology, English and Geography)

  • Cooperation with Foreign Universities


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