Myanmar Law Clinic


We regret to advise that due to the global pandemic travel restrictions LAWS4301 Myanmar Law Clinic and LAWS6301 Myanmar Law Clinic are cancelled for 2021. Information for the 2022 iteration of this course will be available on our website in mid-2021.

About the course

ANU College of Law students will have the opportunity to experience an immersive, experiential four-week period at the Unviversity of Yangon Law School involving collaborative legal research with University of Yangon (UY) law school students and staff. The research undertaken will involve Myanmar community perspectives on legal issues, Myanmar laws, and Myanmar legal system using a mix of statutory and case law analysis, community surveys, focus groups, and interviews. ANU College of Law and University of Yangon law school academic staff will assist the students to meet with INGOs, CSOs, and Myanmar government offices to conduct their research. The topics for research and the slate of appointments will vary according to the needs and availability of the University of Yangon, INGOs, CSOs, and Myanmar government offices.

Selection criteria

The course is only open to ANU LLB/LLB(Hons) and JD students. Students may only apply if they have completed (or will have completed) all six LAWS1000 or LAWS6100 level compulsory courses. Priority may be given to students who will not have a chance to do the course at a later date ( ie latter year students).

Applicants will be shortlisted taking into account GPA, year of study, and responses to questions in the application form.

Students must have a current passport with expiration date no less than six months after the start date of the course.

How to apply

Information for the 2022 iteration of this course will be available on our website in mid-2021.

Accommodation and expenses

Accommodation is provided in Myanmar, but does not include most meals or other personal expenses.

  • The sample budget set out in the information below does not include additional (personal) expenses.
  • Participants will be responsible for the cost of any additional travel they may decide to undertake.
  • Participants are responsible for any personal expenses, including telephone and internet costs.

Travel insurance

Students will be insured by ANU Insurance for the official duration of the program as well as a total of 12 days private travel, either side of the program. For example, 7 days before and 5 days after. If your travel duration extends beyond this period you will need to purchase additional insurance at your own expense. Chubb offers additional insurance coverage via Chubb Travel Insurance.

To be covered by ANU Insurance, you will need to complete an ANU Travel Approval Form. Please ensure that the start and finish dates do not exceed ANU insurance cover period as set out above. Further information about insurance will be provided to successful students as part of their pre-departure briefing.


Successful applicants will be provided with a permission code to enrol in LAWS4301/6301 Myanmar Law Clinic.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team