Oxford University Myanmar Day – April 2015


Partners Asia
Senior Advisor, Zunetta Herbert

Oxford University held a conference on April 29th to officially launch their partnership with the Yangon University Law Department. The meeting took place at St. Hugh’s College, in a room with portraits of a famous alumni, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Guest speaker Prof. David Steinberg remembered having first been there in 1991 at a conference with Martin Smith and Zunetta Herbert, who were both present.

Oxford University’s program with Yangon University includes teaching and learning, with Professors from Oxford making regular visits to teach at YU, development of library and other resources at YU and affiliated Colleges in Myanmar, and research into the Myanmar legal system, including the production of books on Myanmar’s Contract and Tort Law that are sadly lacking in Myanmar.

Zunetta joined a panel to discuss the challenges of law reform and legal education in Myanmar along with Joshua Htet from international lawyers Allen and Overy; Andrew McLeod, Research Fellow at Oxford; and Professor Andrew Burrows. View the event page here.

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Zunetta Herbert and panel discussion

Zunetta Herbert and panel discussion