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Law and Society in Indonesia



31 March 2010

This intensive postgraduate unit is one of few offered worldwide, outside Indonesia, focussing exclusively on the Indonesian legal system and providing students with background in the Indonesian history, politics, culture and religion required to understand that system.

Law and Society in Indonesia, taught by Dr Simon Butt, aims to introduce students to a variety of areas of Indonesian law, with a focus on topical issues, including the following:

  • Legal pluralism, including Dutch colonial law, customary law and Islamic law (including criminal Islamic law in Aceh).
  • Corruption and law.
  • Constitutional law, including the interpretation of
  • Indonesia's Bill of Rights by the new Constitutional Court.
  • Decentralisation and legal chaos.
  • Trade, investment and legal uncertainty.
  • Protecting intellectual property in Indonesia.
  • Resolving disputes: courts, arbitration, mediation.

The unit is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Candidates can also enrol in the subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment or Cross-Institutional basis.

For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.


Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 292b370f7a023c0b5d1d3b5e4608177942362506324d6809573268373c