School to foster Myanmar lawyers

Kyodo

Nagoya University is preparing to set up a legal research center at Myanmar’s Yangon University to foster law specialists, and aims to open the facility in June, according to university officials.

“We want to contribute to the development of human resources involved in administering law,” an official said of the plan to establish the center in Myanmar, which has gradually been introducing democratic reforms since President Thein Sein came to power in 2011.

The officials said the planned center will re-educate faculty, graduate students and specialists against the backdrop that university education in Myanmar was not up to par when it was under military rule between 1962 and 2011.