Interdisciplinary teaching in law: study on Indonesian law schools

  • I. PRIHANDONO Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia.
  • D.S. YUNIARTI Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia.
Palabras clave: Indonesia, Interdisciplinary, Law school, Legal education. / Educación jurídica, Facultad de derecho, Interdisciplinaria.




The study by legal scholars and educators argue that an interdisciplinary approach in teaching law is inevitable. This article seeks to analyze two questions: being first, to what extent law schools in Indonesia adopt interdisciplinary subjects into the curriculum. Second, to what extent these interdisciplinary subjects are relevant to the government’s Industry 4.0 Roadmap. This study analyses the curriculum of law schools, both in private and public universities across Indonesia, as well as making the comparison with other universities in ASEAN. These samples of law schools represent three major regions of Indonesian archipelagos; these are the eastern, central and western region.



El estudio realizado por especialistas en derecho y educadores argumenta que el enfoque interdisciplinario en la enseñanza del derecho es inevitable. Este artículo busca analizar dos preguntas: en primer lugar, en qué medida las facultades de derecho en Indonesia adoptan materias interdisciplinarias en el plan de estudios. Segundo, hasta qué punto estos temas interdisciplinarios son relevantes con la Hoja de ruta de la Industria 4.0 del gobierno. Este estudio analiza el plan de estudios de las facultades de derecho, tanto en universidades privadas como públicas de toda Indonesia, y también compara con otras universidades de la ASEAN. Estas muestras de facultades de derecho representan tres regiones principales del archipiélago de Indonesia, estas son: la región oriental, central y occidental.

Biografía del autor/a

I. PRIHANDONO, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia.

is an Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, Indonesia. He teaches Public International Law; and Comparative Law. Iman has extensively published articles on the area of international investment, transnational corporations, and business & human rights issues. Apart from teaching, he also sitting as member of the Academic Senate at Airlangga University from 2015 until present. At national level, Iman also a member of Indonesia Higher Education Academic Senate Association, where he actively advocating for interdisciplinary contents in higher education curriculum. Prior to his academic career, Iman was a practicing lawyer. As a lawyer, Iman had involved in many projects which requires collaboration between experts from different expertise and background. He can be contacted at:

D.S. YUNIARTI, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia.

was a researcher at Airlangga Institute for International Law Studies. She obtained Bachelor of Law degree from Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, Indonesia. Dewi was a recipient of a number of scholarships where she had the opportunity to interacts and working on projects with experts and students from different studies and background. To enrich her experiences, Dewi had worked as intern at different government and private institutions. These experiences help to build her interdisciplinary skills and working collaboratively in a teamwork. Currently, Dewi is a practicing lawyer, specializing in investment, contract and dispute settlement.



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PRIHANDONO, I., & YUNIARTI, D. (2020). Interdisciplinary teaching in law: study on Indonesian law schools. Utopía Y Praxis Latinoamericana, 25(1), 268-277. Recuperado a partir de