Faculty of Law of Universitas Gadjah Mada is currently trying to contribute more in improving the nation. As a higher education institution in law, Faculty of Law continues to evaluate the extent to which their duties and obligations have been implemented.
This was said by Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Marsudi Triatmodjo, SH, LL.M., in Open Senate Meeting in the framework of the 66th Anniversary of Faculty of Law UGM, Friday (17/2).
Marsudi reported that Faculty of Law has tried to make improvements in several aspects. In the field of education, the Faculty provided scholarships for 28.52% of students in graduate program in 2011. "In year 2011 Faculty of Law provided scholarships to 391 undergraduate students to encourage them in making achievements," he explained.
Marsudi mentioned that starting from academic year 2008/2009 Faculty of Law has implemented a problem based learning (PBL) method in the student learning system. This method is proved to encourage students to be more active, creative and be able to support the creation of quality assurance optimally. The development of the method is implemented in cooperation with the Faculty of Legal Education in Support of Good Governance.
"Faculty of Law UGM also provides career service (Law Career Development Center) which is expected to be a solution for students to have a description of the direction of career goals from the beginning,” he added.
To realize the vision of Faculty of Law as an international research faculty, it has built a network of cooperation with 44 domestic institutions and 19 foreign institutions. The cooperation is built in order to improve the quality of human resources, financial and program planning, teaching and development of law science.
"A number of activities are undertaken in the form of research, joint publication, community service, workshop, and international seminar," he explained.
Marsudi said that to support the Faculty's vision, he tried to increase the number of literature collection, including textbooks, references, journals, research, graduating papers, theses, and dissertations. Previously, in year 2010 the number of references was as many as 14,060 titles or 29,471 copies, increasing to 15,393 titles or 31,873 copies in 2011.
"The number increased by 1,333 titles or 2,042 copies. However, the number is certainly far from the need so that the collection will be increased continuously," he explained.
Meanwhile, to enhance the professionalism of human resources in the field of teaching, the Faculty encourages and facilitates the lecturers for further studies, providing scholarship assistance gradually, giving funding assistance to attend seminars, workshops, trainings and other scientific activities in Indonesia and abroad. With the policy, by the end of 2011 as many as 21 lecturers had taken up studies - 18 in doctoral program both in Indonesia and abroad and 3 in master program in Indonesia.
"To meet the ideal ratio of lecturers and students, Faculty of Law involves 113 retired lecturers and legal practitioners from outside UGM. Meanwhile, to equip students to be internationally oriented legal experts, the Faculty has invited 12 foreign lecturers," he explained.
In the same occasion, there was Anniversary Speech delivered by Dr. Bambang Kesowo, SH, LL.M., entitled Negara Hukum, Program Legalisasi Nasional Dan Kebutuhan Desain Besar Bagi Perencanaannya (State of Law, National Legalization Program and Great Design Need For The Planning).