1 x 30-hour lecture per semester
1 x 20-hour field trip per semester
36 Units of first year topics
Topic description

Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country with the 16th largest economy. It is of critical importance to Australia's future. This topic combines basic language and cultural training with a study of the main institutions of Indonesia's contemporary legal system, and its history. The topic will examine the role and structure of the court system, and the recruitment, training, and role of the judiciary, prosecutorial authorities, and legal profession. Prominent laws including civil, criminal, administrative, and constitutional laws will be examined, as well as Indonesia's law making process. It will also survey Indonesia's political system and economy.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce the history of Indonesia's legal system
  • Introduce the main institutions and laws of Indonesia's contemporary legal system
  • Expose students to Indonesia's history and culture that have helped shape its laws and legal system
  • Encourage students to think critically about Indonesia's legal system and to critically compare it to Australia's
  • Enable students to develop their comparative research skills
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the main features of Indonesia’s legal history
  2. Describe the key elements of Indonesia’s contemporary legal institutions and laws
  3. Analyse the key elements of Indonesia’s contemporary legal institutions and laws as appropriate to their degree
  4. Identify the main differences between Indonesia’s and Australia’s legal systems
  5. Evaluate the main differences between Indonesia's and Australia's legal systems from a perspective or perspectives appropriate to their degree
  6. Carry out high-level research appropriate to your degree