Posted : August 13, 2019
National and International Laws
The “Law of the Land” differs with countries.
There are some International Laws for use by the nations.
In the US, members of the Congress — House of Representatives and the Senate — vote to pass a new Bill (of Legislation).
POTUS (President of the United States) may sign the Bill into Law.
The President may veto the Bill. The Congress needs a sufficient majority of votes to overturn the bill.
The British introduced laws including Penal Code and Civil Code.
Several Burmese attended Temple Inn (in the UK) to become Barristers. Technically, they were called to the Bar and they could use Bar-at-law in their name tags and cards.
Some Burmese studied Law at the University of Sorbonne (in France).
Sir Arthur Eggar was an early Law Professor at the University of Rangoon. He is known as the Founder and Life time President of the Rangoon University Boat Club (RUBC).
U Kyaw Myint served as a Judge (Justice) in the High Court and the Supreme Court. He presided the Tribunal for trying Galon U Saw.
U Kyaw Myint also served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Rangoon University. His students include Guardian U Sein Win, Sao Hso Holm (Mong Pawn Sawbwa Lay) and U Mya Thein.
Law Classes and Practice
In the old Education system, law classes (e.g. for Bachelor of Law (BL)) were conducted early in the morning. It was common to see BA BL and BSc BL holders.
In the new Education system, LLB and LLM were offered.
Some practitioners take examinations for RL (Registered Lawyer) and HGP (Higher Grade Pleader).