The Myanmar Shwe: Rule of Law in the New Burma

Lecture | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stephen Rosenbaum, Lecturer, Berkeley Law School, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Foreign development actors, policymakers and civil society have initiated a number of rule of law activities in Myanmar, with many references to concepts such as “access to justice” and “human rights.” Global marketplace competition and development of human capital are among the drivers leading the nation to modernize its entire educational system and produce a corps of professional and ethical jurists and lawyers. This talk will review recent experiences with NGOs, donor organizations and the Myanmar education bureaucracy in supporting a new generation of law teachers and students.

Stephen Rosenbaum is Frank C. Newman Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law and a Visiting Researcher Scholar at the Othering & Belonging Institute (formerly the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society). In 2018-19, he was on assignment as a Senior Legal Support Officer, leading an international team on an EU-funded and British Council-implemented clinical legal education project in Myanmar.

 cseas@berkeley.edu, 510-642-3609