Law

Programmes Offered

  • Bachelor of Law (L.L.B.)
  • Master of Law (L.L.M.) and Master of Research (M.Res.) in Law

Curriculum

L.L.B.

LLB

L.L.M.

LLM
A: for students who specialize in Civil Law
B: for students who specialize in International Law
C: for students who specialize in Maritime Law
D: for students who specialize in Commercial Law

Course Descriptions

This module introduces The Myanmar Education Law, Legal Education in Myanmar, The Nature and the Meaning of Law, Sources of Law, The Classification of Law, Legal Ethics, Methods of Studying Law including Research Methodology and Clinical Legal Education, Contents of Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Myanmar Customary Law, Law of Contract, Law of Tort, Criminal Law, etc.
This module covers Evolution of the Formation of State and Law, The State, Concept of Law, Rule of Law, Ancient Laws, Administration of Justice, and Legal Administration.
This module includes Pattern of Myanmar Legal History; Law and Legal Administration in the Era of Myanmar Kings; Law and Legal System under the British Rule; Legal Administration after Independence under the Constitution of the Union of Burma/Myanmar(1947), the Revolutionary Council, the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Myanmar(1974), SLORC and SPDC (from 1988 to 2010) and the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (2008); and Judiciary laws (up to 2014).
The moduledeals with The Meaning and Nature of Jurisprudence, The Concept of Law and Schools of Jurisprudence, Legal Theories, Administration of Justice, Legal Rights, Ownership, Possession, Liability, and The Law of Obligation.
The module includes Sources; Marriage; Marriage Property and Incidents of the Marriage; Divorce, and Custody of the Child.
The module covers Definitions and Terms of the Contract, Communication, Essentials of a Valid Contract, Void and Voidable Contract, Performance of Contract, Quasi Contract, The Consequences of Breach of Contract, and Specific Contracts.
The module includes The Workman Compensation Act (1923), Law relating to Overseas Employment Law (1999), Labour Organization Law (2011), The Settlement of Labour Dispute Law (2012), Social Security Law (2012) and other Labour Laws in Myanmar and ILO Convention.
This module deals with the Sale of Goods Act, Formation, Subject Matter, Implied Terms of the Sale Contract, Conditions and Warranties, Rights of Unpaid Sellers, Actions for Breach of Contract, International Sale of Goods : Inco Terms : FOB, CIF, etc. & Documentary Credit ( Letter of Credit, L/C).
The module includes the Sources of International Law under the Statute of International Court of Justice: The Treaty, International Customary Law, General Principles of Law, Judicial Decisions and the Teaching of the most highly qualified Publicists, and Law Making Treaties.
The module covers Bar Council Act, Legal Practitioner’s Act, and Ethic of Lawyers.
This module enables students to understand Adoption, Succession & Inheritance, Letter of Administration & Succession Certificate, and Pre-emption.
The module is concerned with Nature of Tort, Ingredients and basic factors to constitute a Tort, Classification of Torts, Negligence, Nuisance, Personal Disabilities, and Vicarious Liability.
The module covers Transfer of Property Act: Definitions and Meanings of Immoveable Property, Transfer of Property by Parties ̶̶ Sale, Mortgage, Lease, Exchange, Gift, Transfer of Immoveable Property (Restriction) Law (1987); Current Laws Relating to Agricultural Land; Rights over Land: Acquisition of Land Holder’s Status, Rights of the Land Holder, Acquisition and Use of Land: Land Acquisition Act (1895); Land Alienation Act (1939); ၁၉၆ဝ ၿပည့္ႏွစ္ ၿမိဳ ့ျပဆိုင္ရာ ငွားရမ္းခၾကီးၾကပ္ေရး အက္ဥပေဒ၊ လယ္ယာေျမဥပေဒ (၂ဝ၁၂)၊ ေျမလြတ္၊ ေျမလပ္၊ ေျမရိုင္းမ်ားစီမံခန္ ့ခြဲေရးဥပေဒ (၂ဝ၁၂).
The module focuses on Treatment Applied in the Investment Treaties, Investment Laws, The Foreign Investment Law(2012), and Myanmar Citizens Investment Law(2013); The State-owned Economic Enterprises Law(1989), and Special Economic Zones Law (2011).
The module covers Negotiable Instruments Act; Kinds of Negotiable Instrument and Legal Essence of Negotiation.
The module focuses on Contract for Employment and Contract of Employment;Labour Force, Labour Cost and Working Hour, Procedure for Recruitment of Workers, Rights and Duties of Employers and Employees, and Settlement of Trade Disputes.
The module introduces Penal Code 1860: Operation of the Code, Definitions, Punishments, General Exception; Offences against the States, and against the Public Tranquility; Offences affecting the Body and against Property; and Offences relating to Marriage and Defamation, Special Criminal Laws: Gambling Law(1986); Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law (1993); and Anti-trafficking in Persons Law(2005).
The module includes Origin, Nature and Sources of International Law; Subjects of International Law; Relation between International Law and Municipal Law; Recognition; State Territory; State Jurisdiction; State Responsibility; andThe State and Individual.
The module covers Principles of Business Law, Laws relating to different Types of Business Organization; The Law of Partnership Act (1932); Myanmar Companies Act (1914); Special Company Act (1950), and The Co-operative Society Law (1992).
The module focuses on General principles of the Conflict of Laws, The Consecutive Stages in Action Involving the Conflict of Laws, Jurisdiction, Domicile, Contracts, Negotiable Instruments, Tort, Family Law, Law of property, Recognition and Enforcement of foreign judgments and foreign laws.
The module enables students to understand Definitions and Duties of Banker & Customer, The Relation between Banker & Customer, Negotiable Instruments Act, Central Bank of Myanmar Law, Financial Institutions of Myanmar Law, and Bankers’ Books Evidence Act (1891).
The module provides students with the foundation of criminal procedures: Organization and Jurisdiction of the Courts, Aid and information to the Magistrates, The Police and Persons Making Arrests, Information to the police and their powers to investigate, Charges, Kinds of Trial, Bail, Judgment, Execution, Appeal, Reference and Revision, General Provisions as to Inquiries and Trials, Withdrawal of Complaint, Maintenance of Wives and Children,Directives and Court Manual.
The module includes Diplomatic and Consular relations, The Law of Treaty, Introduction to Environmental Law, Introduction to Human Rights Law, Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes, and Disputes and Hostile Relation (Emphasis on war).
The module covers Foreign Investment Law (2012) and Myanmar Citizens Investment Law(2013), The State-Owned Economic Enterprises Law (1989), Myanmar Special Economic Zones Law(2014), and Laws Relating to Intellectual Property Rights in Myanmar.
The module is concerned with Principle of the Law of Insurance, Insurable Interest, Indemnity, Disclosure, Life Insurance, Fire Insurance, Marine Insurance, Liability Insurance, and Myanmar Laws relating to Insurance.
The module covers Nature of Human Rights, The Development of International Human Rights Law, Bill of Rights; Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenants on Human Rights (1966), ICCPR & ICESCR, International Institutions relating to Human Rights: The UN System ̶General Assembly, UN Bodied &Activities in the field of Human Rights, and Other Human Rights Instruments at the Regional and Universal Level.
The module deals with State and Constitution, Classification of Constitution, Constitution of the Union of Myanmar (1947), Revolutionary Council, State Law and Order Restoration Council and State Peace and Development Council, Constitution of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Myanmar (1974), and Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (2008).
The module covers Civil Procedure relating to Preliminary, Suit in General, Place of Suiting, Parties to Suit, Frame of Suit, Recognized Agent and Pleaders, Institution of Suit, Issue in Service of Summon to Defendant, Pleading Generally, Plaint, Written Statement and Set-off, Appearance of Parties and Consequences of Non- Appearance, and Examination of Parties by the Court. It also includes Discovery and Inspection, Admissions, Production, Impounding and Return of Documents, Issues, Disposal of the Suit at the first hearing, Summoning and Attendance of Witness, Hearing of the Suit and Examination of Witness, Affidavits, Judgment and Decree.
The module includes the Land and Revenue Act, The Upper Burma Land and Revenue Regulation; The Myanmar Stamp Act; and The Court Fees Act.
The module enables students to understand Definition, Nature and Types of International Institutions, Historical Development, The Institutions of Universal Character and Regional Institutions, International Personality of Institutions, The UN System; The United Nations and its Principal Organs.
The module introduces Nature of International Environmental Law, International Regulation for Environment (From Stockholm to Rio), Fundamental Principles of Environmental Law, Agenda 21, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Myanmar Agenda 21, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and Related Legislations in Myanmar.
The module is concerned with Introduction to International Economic Law, Relationship between National and International Economic Law, International Monetary Law and IMF, International Trade Law and WTO, International Development Law, International Investment Law, and International Economic Organizations.
The module includes Rights and Protection, Child Courts, Juvenile Justice, Myanmar Child Law(1993), Historical Development, and the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (CRC) (1989).
The module provides students with General Principles of Administrative Law: Definition and Nature of Administration, The Legislative, Executive and Judicial Powers of the Administration, Doctrine of Separation of Powers, Subordinate Legislation, Quasi-Judicial Function of Administration; Administrative Tribunals, The Control of the Powers of the Administration; Legislative Control, Judicial Control, The Rules of Natural Justice, Statutory Exclusion of Remedies, The Role of Tribunals in England, French Administrative Courts.
The module deals with Civil Procedure Code, Executions of Decrees and Orders, Death, Marriage and Insolvency of Parties, Withdrawal and Adjustment of Suits, Payment into Court, Costs and Security for Costs in Special Cases, Commissions, Suits by or against the Government or Public Officers in their official capacity, Suits by or against Member of the Myanmar Military, Naval or Air Forces, and Suits by or against Corporations. It is also concerned with Suits by or against Firms and Persons carrying on business in names other than their own, Suits relating to mortgages of immoveable property, Suits by or against Trustee, Executors and Administrators, Suits by or against Minor and Persons of unsound mind, Suits relating to mortgages of immoveable property, Interpleader, Arrest and Attachment before Judgment, Temporary Injunction and Interlocutory Orders, Appointment of Receivers, Appeal, Review, and Revisions.
The module familiarizes students with Income Tax Law, Commercial Tax Law, Sea and Land Customs Act, and Tariff Law (1992).အေကာက္ခြန္ႏႈန္းဥပေဒ(၁၉၉၂).
The module introduces Specialized Agencies of the United Nations, the Settlement of Disputes by Peaceful Means, Regional Institutions; EU, ASEAN, etc.
The module covers Sources of the Modern Law of the Sea, Rights and Duties of the Coastal States and other States, Freedoms of the High Seas, Bodies Established under UNCLOS(1982), Settlement of Disputes under UNCLOS, and Myanmar Territorial Sea and Maritime Zone Law(1977).
The module deals with Carriage of Goods by Sea Act of Myanmar, Carriage of Goods by Air Act of Myanmar, Carriers Act, Introduction to the International Rules Relating to Carriage of Goods by Sea, Air, Land and Multimodal Transport, Documents Relating to Carriage of Goods by Sea, Charter-parties and Bill of Lading.
The module includes Categories of Intellectual Property; Copyright and Related Rights, Industrial Property, International Instruments relating to Intellectual Property Rights, and Laws Relating to Intellectual Property Rights in Myanmar.
The module focuses on Law of Evidence: Extent and Value of the Evidence Act; Facts which may be proved; Facts which need not be proved; Estoppel, Admission, Confession, Statements to a Police Officer; Opinion, Oral Evidence.
The module introduces Admiralty Jurisdiction, Registration of Ships, Ownership, Mortgage, and Maritime Liens.
The module covers Development of Military Law, Act and Rules, Commissions Enrolment, Offences and Respect of Person, Civil Offences, Arrest and Proceedings before Trial, Courts-Martial, Jurisdiction of Court- Martial, Procedure of Courts- Martial, Punishment, Execution of Sentences, Pardons, Remissions and Suspensions, and Appeals.
The module includes Introduction to the Comparative Study of Legal System, Comparative Law of Different Fields of Laws: Comparative Study of Law of Contract, Commercial Law, Transport Law, Civil Law, Maritime Law, and Constitutional Law.
The module covers Criminology as a Science, the Study of Crime, Modern Sociological, Theories, Development of the Treatment Method in Imprisonment, Parole and Probation, Juvenile Problem, Prevention and Control Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Courts and The Method of Reformation.
The module focuses on the Four Geneva Conventions, Protocols, the Laws of Land, Air and Sea Warfare, and The Laws Relating to the Means and Methods of Warfare.
The module includes Law of Evidence, Documentary Evidence, Protection and Effect of Evidence, Burden of Proof, Witnesses, Examination of Witnesses, and Improper Admission and Rejection of Evidence.
This module deals with Exclusion and Limitation of Liability, Collision, Master and Crew, Pilotage, Towage, Salvage, The Myanmar Merchant Shipping Act, and The Maritime Convention Act (1952).
The module covers Laws Relating to Specific Reliefs, Limitation, Suit Valuation, Court Fees and Stamps, Law of Equity and Trust Act.
The module focuses on Definitions, General Principles and Constructional Theories, Form of State and Government Fundamental Rights of the People, Organizations and Functions of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Departments as laid down in the Constitutions of ASEAN Countries.
The module deals with International Criminal Arbitration, Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, and Arbitration Law of Myanmar.
The module covers Private International Air and Space Law, Public International Air Law, Penal Air Law and Pollution.
The module covers Definitions, Punishments, General Exceptions and Right of Private Defence, and Offences under the Penal Code and case study.
The module focuses on Salient Points of Laws relating to Partnership, Companies, and Co-operative Societies.
The module deals with Development and Principles of Myanmar Customary Law, Marriage, Divorce, Adoption, and Succession and Gift under Myanmar Customary Law.
The module is concerned with General Principles and Constitutional Theories, Sovereignty, Constitutional Interpretation, Constitutional Tribunal, Amendment of Constitution, and Development of the Constitution of Myanmar.
The module enables students to understand Organizations of Courts and Criminal Jurisdiction, Legal Essence of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Revision and Appeal, Judiciary Law, and Court’s Manual and Directives.
The module covers Organizations and Civil Jurisdiction of Courts, Legal Essence of the Code of Civil Procedure, Procedure in Appeal, Review and Revision, Judiciary Law, Laws relating to Specific Relief, Limitation, Suit Valuation, and Court Fees and Stamps.
The module deals with Comparative Study of Family Laws, Marriage, Succession, Inheritance, Divorce and Adoption.
The module focuses on the Constitution of ASEAN Countries and Constitution of Other Countries and Constitution of Other Countries: UK, USA, Germany, India, etc.
The module includes Existing Special Criminal Laws, Laws relating to Suppression of Prostitution, Gambling, Corruption, Public Property Protection, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, Control of Money Laundering, Mutual Legal Assistance, Anti-Trafficking in Persons, National Food and Drug and Arms Act.
The module covers Application and Scope of the Evidence Act, Evidence and Proof, Production and Effect of Evidence, Burden of Proof, and Procedure in Courts.
The module focuses on History of Labour Laws in Myanmar, The Employment Contract, the Settlement Labour Dispute Law (2012), Social Security Law ( 2012), Labour Organizations Law (2011), Law of Oversea Employment Law(1999), and other existing Labour laws in Myanmar, Selected ILO Convention.
The module introduces Historical Background of Land Laws in Myanmar, Revenue Laws with Reference to Land, The Transfer of Property Act (1882), The Registration Act(1908), Transfer of Immoveable Property (Restriction) Law (1984), Urban Rent Control Act(1960), Land Acquisition Act(1894), Farmland Law (2012), Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Law(2012) and related Rules.
The module focuses on the Nature and Development of International Law, Sources of International Law, Subjects of International Law, Relation between International Law and Municipal Law, Recognition, and State Territory.
The module covers the Definition, Principles, Scope and Standards of International Economic Law, MFN, Minimum, National Treatment and S&D Standard, UN Resolution on the Permanent Sovereignty Over Natural Resources (1962), and Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States(1975). It also includes International Economic Transaction and International Integration; UNECOSOC & Economic Commissions, WTO, UNCTAD, UNCITRAL, IMF and World Bank Group, Multilateral and Bilateral Treaties of Customs Union and Free Trade: EFTA , EU, EEA, MERCOSUR, NAFTA, AFTA and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
The module is concerned with Compulsive means of the settlement of disputes, Legal and Illegal Use of Force, Self-defence, The General Principles of International Law of Armed Conflicts, Legal Effects of War, Basic Issues, Law of Neutrality, Collective Security and Belligerent Occupation.
The module covers Definition, Characteristics and Types of Treaties, Treaty-Making Capacity, The Creation of a Treaty, Vienna Convention on The Law of the Treaties (1969) and States Practices, Entry into Force, Binding Forces of Treaties (pactasuntservanda), Reservation of Treaties, Suspension and Termination of Treaties. It also includes Denunciation, Interpretation and Application of Treaties, Legal Effects between Inter-parties and Legal Effect on Non-parties, Treaties and Municipal Law, Causes of Invalidity, Validity of Treaties, State Succession and Evolution of Treaties, and Effect of War on Treaties.
The module covers Jurisdiction, Immunities from Jurisdiction, Diplomatic Law, State Responsibility, Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes, International Human Rights Law, and State Succession.
The module includes Contract of Export Sale, INCOTERMS, Unification of Laws on International Sales, The Contracts of Transport, International Payment, E-commerce Law, Myanmar Laws relating to International Trade, and ASEAN Economic Agreements.
The module deals with the Nature and Historical Development of IHL, Basic Principles, The Four Geneva Conventions and Protocols, The Laws of Land, Air and Sea Warfare, and The Laws relating to the Means and Methods of Warfare.
The module includes Historical Development, Sources and State Responsibility relating to Environment, The Appropriate Standard, Polluter Pay Principle (PPP) Causes of Pollution: Waste, Deforestation, Desertification, Ozone Depletion, etc., Marine Pollution and Global Warming, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Global Environmental Fund, Enforcement and Remedies of International Environmental Law, and Myanmar Environmental Laws.
The module enables students to gain knowledge of Definition, Nature and Types of International Institution, Historical Development, The Institutions of Universal Character and Regional Institutions, International Personality, The UN System: The United Nations and Its Principal Organs including ICJ, The Specialized Agencies, Regional Institutions; EU, ASEAN, etc.
The module introduces Private International Air Law and Space Law, Public International Air Law, Penal Air Law and Pollution.
The module covers The Sources and Development of the Modern Law of the Sea, Territorial Sea and Right of Passage, Internal Waters, Contiguous Zone, Continental Shelf, EEZ, Freedoms of the High Seas, and The Bodies Established under the UNCLOS (1982).
The module includes Categories of IP, Copyright and Related Rights, Industrial Property, International Rules and States Practice, Myanmar Laws and Practice relating to IP.
The module introduces General Principles and Commercial Practice, Insurable Interest, Insurable Value, Disclosure and Representation, Agents and Brokers.
The module deals with Commercial Practice, Voyage, Time and Demise Charterparties, Representation, Conditions and Warranties, Frustration, Loading, Discharge and Delivery.
The module covers Admiralty Jurisdiction; Procedure in action in rem and action in personam, Ownership, Registration, Flag of Convenience, Sale, and Ship Building Contract.
The module deals with History and Sources of the Modern Law of the Sea, State Jurisdiction, Internal Waters, Drawing of Baselines, and Access to the Ports, Territorial Sea, and Right of Innocent Passage.
The module includes the Policy, Assignment of the Policy, Double Insurance, Terms and Conditions of Marine Insurance Contract, The Premium, Reinsurance, and Lloyd’s Form of Policy.
The module acquaints students with the Functions of Bill of Lading, The International Conventions, The Rights and Liabilities of Carriers and Shippers under a Bill of Lading, and e Bill of Lading.
The module covers Collision, Mortgage, Pilotage, Towage, Exclusion and Limitation of Shipowner’s Liability.
The module focuses on Contiguous Zone, Straits used for International Navigation, Archipelagic States. Exclusive Economic Zone, and Continental Shelf.
The module enables students to understand Loss and Abandonment; Partial Losses, Measure of Indemnity, Institute clause, Protection and Indemnity Club, The Role of Myanmar Insurance, and Insurance Claim.
The module covers the Duties and Authority of the Master, Freight, Demurrage and Dispatch Money, and General Average.
The module is concerned with Salvage, Maritime Liens, Safety Regulations for Merchant and Passenger Ships, Master and Crew, Stevedoring Contract, and Use of Harbours and Docks.
The module includes Freedom of High Seas and Exceptions of Exclusive Jurisdiction of Flag State, International Sea-bed Areas, Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment, International Rules and National Legislation to Prevent, Reduce and Control the Marine Pollution, Bodies Established under UNCLOS (1982), Settlement of Disputes, and Myanmar Law of the Sea.
The module focuses on Laws relating to Partnerships, Companies and Cooperative Societies.
The module covers the Definition, Principles, Scope and Standards of International Economic Law; MFN, Minimum, National Treatment Standard and S&D Standard, UN Resolution on the Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources(1962), and UN Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States (1975). It also includes International Economic Transaction and International Integration; UN ECOSOC & Economic Commissions, WTO, UNCTAD, UNCITRAL, IMF and World Bank Group, Multilateral and Bilateral Treaties of Customs Union and Free Trade: EFTA, EU, EEA, MERCOSUR, NAFTA, AFTA and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
The module deals with Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Investment Law (2012), State-owned Economic Enterprises Law 1989, Myanmar Citizens Investment Law(2013) and Investment Related Laws, International Commercial Arbitration, Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, and Arbitration Law of Myanmar.
The module introduces Income Tax Law (1974), Commercial Tax Law (1990) and Tariff Law(1992), Sea Customs Act(1878) and Land Customs Act(1924), Court Fees Act(1870), and Stamp Act(1899).
The module covers the Carriage of Goods by Sea; Charter-parties and Bill of lading, Law of Carriage by Air, Land and Multimodal Transport.
The module focuses on General Principles of Private International Law, Proper Law of Contract, Negotiable Instruments, Tort, Marriage and Succession, Enforcement of Foreign Judgment and Awards.
The module covers Employment Contracts, Statutory Provisions, Dismissal and Redundancy, Relevant Existing Labour Laws, Disputes Settlement, and Relevant ILO Conventions.
The module includes Definitions, Banker and Customer Relationship, Rights and Duties of Banker and Customer, Negotiable Instrument Act, International Payment and Existing Laws.
This module deals with Elements of Insurance, Policy, Insurable Interest, Duty Disclosure, Terms and Conditions of Insurance Contract, Insurance Agent and Broker, Insurance Claims, Proximate Cause of Loss, Life Insurance, Fire Insurance, Marine Insurance, Liability Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance and Existing Laws.
The module includes the Nature and Historical Development of IHL, Basic Principles, The Four Geneva Conventions and Protocols, The Laws of Land, Air and Sea Warfare, and The Laws relating to the Means and Methods of Warfare.
The module introduces Historical Development, Sources and State Responsibility relating to Environment, The Appropriate Standard, Polluter Pay Principle (PPP) Causes of Pollution: Waste, Deforestation, Desertification, Ozone Depletion, etc., Marine Pollution and Global Warming, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Global Environmental Fund, Enforcement and Remedies of International Environmental Law, and Myanmar Environmental Laws.
The module covers Categories of IP, Copyright and Related Rights, Industrial Property, International Rules and States Practice, and Myanmar Laws and Practice relating to IP.

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Mon Mon Tar

Head of Department- Law
Department of Law, Dagon University, Bohmu Ba Htoo Road, Yangon
(+95-01) 585171, (+95-09) 5092616
law@dagonuniversity.edu.mm

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