Yogyakarta- Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) is ready to realize its vision to be world class research Faculty of Law which is competitive, independent, prestigious, and based on Pancasila values to dedicate itself to national interest and prosperity. This was emphasized by Dean of Faculty of Law UGM, Prof. Dr. Marsudi Triatmodjo, S.H., LL.M., delivering Dean Report year 2010 in Open Senate Assembly to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Faculty, Thursday (17/2).
The assembly led by Chairman of Senate of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Sudjito, S.H., M.Si., also presented Chair of Indonesian Constitutional Court, Prof. Dr. Moh. Mahfud M.D., S.H., S.U., who gave scientific oration entitled “Revitalization of Pancasila as Ideal of State of Law”.
To achieve its vision, many steps have been taken by the Faculty in the fields of education, research and scientific activities, community services, institutional and financial management, and cooperation. In the field of cooperation, Faculty of Law currently has networks with 49 domestic institutions and 16 foreign institutions. The cooperation encourages to improve quality of human resources, learning and development of law science. “The activities that have been conducted are research, education, community service and seminars,” said Marsudi.
Meanwhile, to improve professionalism of human resource, the policy taken by the Faculty are among others encouraging and facilitating lecturers to study further, giving scholarship gradually, giving financial aid for seminars, workshop, and other scientific activities both in the country or foreign country.
By the end of year 2010, 25 lecturers are taking further study, consisting 21 people in postgraduate level (18 people in Indonesia and 3 people abroad) and 4 people in master level (3 people in Indonesia and 1 person abroad). For professionalism of lecturers, the Faculty also sent lecturers in certification of lecturers gradually, so by the end of 2010 as many as 47 lecturers (including 7 professors) from 89 lecturers of Faculty of Law (52,81%) have been certified as teaching staff,” he added.
In the field of education, Marsudi said that Faculty of Law UGM is serious to manage 6 departments such as 1 undergraduate program (S-1) and 5 S-2 programs (4 master programs and 1 postgraduate program) with students registered in the even semester academic year of 2010/2011 as many as 3,335 people.
Assistance to students of the Faculty up to now is seen as successful with many achievements that have been gained, such as National Runner Up of Padjajaran Law Debating Championship of Law Fair 2010, 1st Runner Up at the EFL Category United Asian Debating Championship Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand 2010, and the champion of National Scientific Paper in Brawijaya University, Malang 2010. Marsudi in his report also delivered that Research and Development Unit of the Faculty has also conducted basic research, seminar of research result, monthly discussion forum “Akademi”, and published bulletin Fiat Justice for 3 times in a year. “This is also to encourage the quality improvement mastery of principles, theory/doctrine, and legal concepts,” Marsudi said.
The presence of centers of studies, such as Center for Anti-Corruption Studies, Center for Law and Agriculture Studies, Center for Law and Technology, and Center for Intellectual Property Rights Studies have also encouraged the development of scientific activities and community service of Faculty of Law UGM.
Except Open Senate Assembly and Scientific Oration with Prof. Dr. Mahfud M.D., other activities of the 65th anniversary of Faculty of Law UGM under the theme “Ideal of State of Law” are Workshop of Curriculum Renewal, Meeting of Ideal of State of Law, Social Work, Bazaar, Launching of Law Career Development Centre, Alumni gathering, fun sport, and musical concert presenting singer Iwan Fals.