Indonesian Law and Society

This project involves partnerships and collaborations with academics and universities in Indonesia to support and mentor scholars and students of law and society, and law and development through conferences, seminars, and trainings.

UNSW has hosted several conferences and seminars as well as visiting scholars from Indonesia. In 2014, UNSW co-hosted with the University of Sydney a conference on the Constitutional Court in Indonesia. In 2017, UNSW co-hosted a series of roundtables on judicial independence and electoral reform in Jakarta. In 2018, UNSW hosted two international workshops, one on court reform in Indonesia and the other on the 2019 elections. In 2019, UNSW hosted a work-in-progress seminar on Indonesian law and society.

In 2021, UNSW collaborated with the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society (Leiden), the University of Indonesia, and University of Brawijaya, to support the Socio-legal Studies Conference and masterclass.

In 2022, Melissa Crouch contributed to the Socio-legal Studies program (Hukum dan Masyarakat) of the Faculty of Law, the University of Indonesia.

Melissa has also contributed as keynote speaker to conferences organised by Law Faculties at Atmajaya University, University of Brawijaya (Malang), University of Diponogoro (UNDIP) (Semarang), University of Airlangga, Gadjah Mada University, Trisakti University, Jentara Law School and the Indonesian Student Association for International Studies (ISAFIS).

Melissa has been a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law, the University of Indonesia (2018); Brawijaya University, Malang (2021), and University of Diponogoro, Semarang (2022). She has been a visiting researcher at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Society PPIM, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta, and Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (Yogyakarta) (Universitas Islam Negeri UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta.

At UNSW, the new subject Law and Society in Asia will provide students with an introduction to Indonesian law and society.