Two universities from Singapore and two from Myanmar signed two memoranda of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in legal education, Singapore’s Ministry of Law said.
The MOUs were signed during the visit of Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah to Myanmar last month.
The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Law and the Singapore Management University’s (SMU) School of Law signed an MOU with the Department of Law of the University of Yangon, and another with the University of Mandalay’s Department of Law.
The MOUs aim to promote cooperation in legal education between the universities, the ministry said. Key areas of cooperation will include faculty exchanges, study visits, curriculum planning and design, cooperation in legal education pedagogy, as well as enhancement of legal research and development resources, it added.
Dean of SMU School of Law, Professor Yeo Tiong Min, said, “Myanmar and Singapore share the same common law tradition, and face many similar issues in adapting and applying it in an Asian society.
“There is much that the universities can learn from one another on issues of law and legal education. The memorandum of understanding will enable the signatory universities to work more closely together to the mutual benefit of all.”