PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS & KEY PERSONNEL
Since January 2000, Law & Finance Institutional Partnership (LFIP) members in Jakarta have included the Graduate Law Program of Universitas Indonesia (UI), the University of South Carolina (USC) and the Jakarta Stock Exchange (Bursa Efek Jakarta, or BEJ). LFIP membership expanded as of July 2002 to include as a new Indonesian member the Graduate Business and Public Law Program of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (UGM), and as new foreign members the Asian Law Program of the University of Washington at Seattle (UW), the Asian Law Centre of the University of Melbourne, Australia (UniMelb), the Center for Asia Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria, Canada (UVic) and Lehrstuhl II of the Kriminalwissenschaftliches Institute of the University of Cologne, Germany (UniKoeln). Universitas Sumatra Utara, Medan (USU), Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang (UNDIP) and Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya (UNAIR) participate in LFIP's program largely as recipients of the content-based graduate law distance education and videoconferencing network without any significant management role.
University of South Carolina. USC was founded in 1802 and is the state system's flagship research university with a total enrollment of approximately 24,000 students. Its mission is to engage in teaching, research and scholarship across all disciplines. It has a full complement of undergraduate, graduate and professional schools, including substantial resources in the areas of law, business, marine science and the environment, including natural resource management. Campus institutions also include the National Advocacy Center (DOJ NAC, http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/ole.html), the US Department of Justice Office of Legal Education's national training facility which also houses coursework for the National College of District Attorneys (NCDA, http://www.law.sc.edu/ncda/index.htm), the national training association for state prosecutors. The NCDA is now headquartered at the USC School of Law (http://www.law.sc.edu), while the DOJ NAC has cooperative agreements with the USC School of Law providing for the sharing of certain facilities and faculty.
USC's marine science program includes the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology & Coastal Research (http://www.baruch.sc.edu), including staff working in the areas of fisheries management and coastal management in areas the marine topology of which resembles the Indonesian archipelago. USC's School of the Environment (http://www.environ.sc.edu) is a university-wide academic unit including approximately 150 faculty, primarily in the natural sciences but also including such areas as law, economics and related social sciences. USC's School of Business (http://darlamoore.badm.sc.edu) is heavily involved in international business education and is regularly ranked among the top two international business programs within the United States. It operates a number of joint and overseas programs with foreign business schools, and educates foreign students as part of its regular international business program. The USC School of Law is the chief LFIP contact, but the other USC units may participate in individual activities.
Jakarta Stock Exchange. The BEJ's predecessor existed in Jakarta from the early 1900s though the late 1950s. This colonial era stock exchange effectively ceased to exist during the late 1950s, but a successor was created during the 1970s under the direct control of Bapepam as Capital Markets Regulatory Authority. As part of Indonesian deregulation and financial sector liberalization plans, in 1992 the BEJ was transferred out of government, privatized and made a self-regulatory organization.
University of Indonesia. Universitas Indonesia (http://www.ui.ac.id) in Jakarta was founded in 1947 and constitutes one of Indonesia's flagship educational institutions, particularly in the field of law. UI has 11 faculties plus the graduate program, with more than 2,500 faculty members and 28,000 students. As a state university UI was traditionally under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, but recently became one of four autonomous Indonesian state universities. Under UI's long-term development plan, its objective is to develop into a full research university of international standing.
Prior to 2000, UI's Program Pasca Sarjana had the following divisions: Mathematics and Science, Health Sciences, Arts and Humanities (including Law), Social Sciences, Economics, Information Sciences, Engineering and Interdisciplinary Programs. Thereafter, as part of a broader university reorganization, substantive units of the graduate program were merged into the substantive faculties so that the Graduate Program in Law became the Graduate Program of the Faculty of Law (PPS FH-UI). UI's participation in the Partnership is through its graduate program of legal studies opened in 1981 with four fields of study (economic law, constitutional law, Islamic law and criminal law), plus the Lembaga Studi Hukum dan Ekonomi (http://www.lshe.org) as research institute situated on the FH-UI (S-1) Depok campus, but sharing personnel with the Salemba-based PPS FH-UI.
Gadjah Mada University. Universitas Gadjah Mada (http://www.ugm.ac.id) in Yogyakarta was founded in 1949 and remains one of Indonesia's flagship educational institutions. UGM has 18 faculties plus the graduate program, with more than 2,340 faculty members and 39,000 students. As a state university UGM was traditionally under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, but recently became one of four autonomous Indonesian state universities. Under UGM's long-term development plan, its objective is to develop into a full research university of international standing.
The UGM Graduate Law Program still follows the traditional form of Indonesian university organization under which the Program Pasca Sarjana is a university-wide program within which law is a sub-area analogous to a department (Program Pasca Sarjana UGM Bidang Hukum in Indonesian terminology). UGM's Graduate Law Program is further subdivided into the doctoral (S-3) and masters (S-2) programs, within which masters program there is a further subdivision into the smaller regular or day program located on the main campus in Yogyakarta and the Program Hukum Bisnis dan Kenegaraan (UGM PHBK), similar in many ways to the UI S-2 evening program in economic law, except the in UGM's case programs have recently been expanded in cooperation with select regional universities. UGM's participation in LFIP is through PHBK.
University of Northern Sumatra. Universitas Sumatera Utara is a state university located in Medan as the commercial and political center of North Sumatra (http://www.usu.ac.id). USU was established in 1961 and currently has ten faculties and over 1,600 academic staff serving more than 23,600 students. USU's Faculty of Law has 130 faculty members teaching approximately 1,784 students (1,478 in the S-1 program, 262 in the S-2 program and 44 in the S-3 program). USU aspires to join the initial four leading Indonesian universities chosen for autonomous status, and as such its senior leadership from the Rektor down through the decanal level has actively embraced the concept of educational innovation and DPRD/community involvement at the local level. USU has articulated a vision of itself as a manpower training university for North Sumatran industry, which aspiration distinguishes it from Indonesian universities like UI and UGM which seek to become research universities competitive on an international level. USU participates as a recipient of LFIP programming.
Diponegoro University. Universitas Diponegoro is a state university located in Semarang, Central Java (http://www.undip.ac.id). UNDIP was established in 1956 and currently has ten faculties and over 1,750 academic staff serving more than 25,000 students. UNDIP's Faculty of Law has 134 faculty members teaching over 1,700 students (1,462 students in the S-1 program, 94 student in the S-2 program and 25 students in the S-3), with masters (S-2) programs in the areas of criminal law (approximately 34 students) as well as economic law and technology (approximately 60 students), plus a general doctoral (S-3) program law. UNDIP maintains a notarial program (approximately 160 students, counted as S-2). UNDIP'S Faculty of Law also houses the Intellectual Property Rights Clinic, established in 1999 and supported in part with Japanese government and local private sector assistance (IP Clinic). The IP Clinic is focused on general education tasks too, but, as indicated by its name, also serves an outreach function in trying to support Central Javanese industry, both traditional and modern, in understanding and benefiting from an increasing business emphasis in intellectual property. Given its outreach function, the IP Clinic is focused on practical concerns such as training patent writers to work with Central Javanese industry rather than viewing its primary role as pure research.
UNDIP also aspires to join the initial four leading Indonesian universities chosen for autonomous status, and as such its senior leadership through the decanal level has actively embraced the concept of educational innovation and DPRD/community involvement at the local level. UNDIP participates as a recipient of programming.
Airlangga University. Airlangga University is a state university located in Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city (http://www.unair.ac.id). UNAIR was founded in 1954, as the third state university, after UGM and UI. UNAIR currently has fifteen faculties and over 1,100 academic staff serving more than 25,000 students.
UNAIR's Faculty of Law has 84 faculty members teaching over 1,280 students (circa 1,200 students in the regular S-1 program, 60 students in the S-2 program, and 20 students in the S-3 program). Through its Program Pasca Sarjana UNAIR operates master level program for notaries, and in the areas of business and public law. Since 2001, UNAIR Faculty of Law also operates extension or non-regular S-1 program in company and banking law as well as advocacy.
University of Washington. The University of Washington was founded in 1861 and is one of America's major public research universities with strong programs emphasizing Asia-based work. UW has 16 major schools and colleges, with more than 3,900 faculty members and 35,000 students. The University of Washington School of Law houses the Asian Law Program (ALP, http://www.law.washington.edu/AsianLaw), founded in 1961, as well as several intellectual property institutes including the Center for Advanced Study and Research in Intellectual Property (CASRIP, http://www.law.washington.edu/Casrip/). UW participates in LFIP activities through the ALP.
University of Melbourne. The University of Melbourne was founded in 1855 and remains one of Australia's major research universities with strong emphasis on Asia-based work. UniMelb has 12 faculties plus the graduate program, with more than 2,100 faculty members and 34,500 students. The University of Melbourne Law School houses the Asian Law Centre (ALC, http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/alc), founded in 1985, through which it participates in LFIP activities.
University of Victoria. The University of Victoria, British Columbia (UVic), founded in 1903, is one of Canada's leading research universities serving approximately 18,000 students through its ten faculties. UVic's Faculty of Law enrolls 396 students, and includes Asian law as one of its areas of emphasis. UVic's research facilities include the university-wide Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI, http://www.capi.uvic.ca), currently housed in the Faculty of Law. CAPI's work extends throughout Asia, including significant on-going projects in Southeast Asia. UVic parcitipates in LFIP activities through CAPI.
University of Cologne. The University of Cologne was founded in 1388 and is one of Germany's major public research universities with strong programs emphasizing Asia-based work. UniKoeln has 7 faculties, over 260 institutes and clinics, and is Germany's largest university by enrolement with more than 63,000 students. UniKoeln's general Asian resources include the Ostasiastisches Institut and the Arbeitskreis Suedostasien of the Deutscher Gesellschaft fuer Geographie, although in the legal area Asian work is largely concentrated in modern Chinese and Japanese law work. UniKoeln's Faculty of Law has over 6,400 students and encompasses the Kriminalwissenschaftlisches Institut housing the Lehrstuhl fuer Strafrecht, Strafprozessrecht und Strafrechtsvergleichung II through which UniKoeln participates in LFIP.