Legal System of Indonesia
Program Presented by the FCIL Executive Committee
Submitted by Kenneth Rudolf
Mark your calendars! On Monday, July 14, at 5:15 p.m., Professor Daniel S. Lev, professor emeritus of political science and a faculty member at the South East Asia Center at the University of Washington in Seattle, will present a talk on the legal system of Indonesia. We are extremely fortunate to have a scholar of such outstanding reputation address our section.
Daniel S. Lev (PhD, Cornell University) is a specialist in the comparative politics, legal systems and human rights of Southeast Asia. His book Islamic Courts in Indonesia (University of California Press, 1972) is published in English and Indonesian. Among his other publications are The Transition to Guided Democracy, 1966; Hukum dan Politik di Indonesia [Law and Politics in Indonesia], 1990, a collection of his essays in Indonesian translation, Legal Evolution and Political Authority in Indonesia, 2000, a collection of pieces on law; and articles and essays on Indonesian and Malaysian politics, legal institutions and human rights.
You will notice that this is a change from the topic announced in the AALL preliminary program. After consulting with Bill McCloy at the University of Washington law library, the executive committee learned of several outstanding scholars specializing in Southeast Asia. Since we don’t often have the opportunity to hear an expert talk about this part of the world, the Executive Committee decided to make Indonesia the featured jurisdiction this year. We think this will be an outstanding opportunity for our members to increase their knowledge of a part of the world that is gaining in significance.