Modern administrative law barely exists in Myanmar, but China-Mekong Law Center hopes to train the next generation of local experts to populate this yet unrealized area of Myanmar law. With its partners, the Faculty of Integrated Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University in Nongkhai, Thailand (“KKU-FISS”) and and the Department of Law, Yadanabon University in Mandalay, Myanmar (YDB Law), China-Mekong Law Center is helping to launch Myanmar's first university-based academic Center dedicated to the study of transparency, fairness, and justice in public administration: The Center for Administrative Law and Public Procurement Studie s at YDB Law .

Already formally established as a joint project of KKU-FISS and YDB Law in Mandalay, Center operations have been delayed due to the Covid-19 epidemic.

CMLC supports research by Myanmar scholars and students investigating the administrative legal systems of other countries, and how tested methods in administrative law can be applied to Myanmar in the future. CMLC's Administrative Law in Myanmar initiative currently includes our support for two Myanmar law students pursuing LL.M degrees at KKU-FISS, researching various aspects of administrative law. Hope is that upon graduation, these students will join the research team at the new academic Center at YDB Law.