Doctor Of Laws

Head of The Study Program

The head of the Doctorate of Law Study Program is: Afifah Kusumadara, S.H., LL.M., SJD Afifah Kusumadara, S.H., LL.M., SJD


Faculty of Law Universitas Brawijaya (FH UB) is one of the oldest faculties owned by UB which was established on July 1, 1957 under the auspices of the Malang Higher Education Foundation. In 1961, the Municipal University of Malang, which at that time had three faculties, namely the Faculty of Law and Public Knowledge, the Faculty of Commerce Administration, and the Faculty of Agriculture, changed its name to Universitas Brawijaya. When Universitas Brawijaya was nationalized on January 5, 1963 based on the Decree of the Minister of Higher Education and Science Number 1 of 1963, since then the Faculty of Law and Public Knowledge (FHPM) has become one of the State Law Faculties in East Java. Based on Presidential Decree No. 59/1982 dated 7 September 1982, the name was changed to the Faculty of Law, Universitas Brawijaya. The Doctoral Study Program in Law (DIH) was established in 2001 based on the Decree of the Directorate General of Higher Education No. 2365/D/T/2001 which was originally under the management of the Postgraduate Program of Universitas Brawijaya. In 2005, the management of PSDIH was transferred and managed by the Faculty of Law. 


To become an international standard doctor of law study program that produces graduates who have the ability to critically analyze philosophically to develop legal science and a just and civilized national legal system.


  1. Organizing an international standard doctor of law program education.
  2. Producing graduates who have philosophical critical analysis skills.
  3. Conducting research and community service in the field of law to develop a just and civilized national legal system.

Educational Objectives

  1. Producing Doctorate of Law with academic ability, entrepreneurial spirit, good work ethic, noble character and who are professional, independent, discipline and insightful with cutting-edge technology, so they are able to compete and excel at national and international levels;
  2. Producing legal scientific works that are able to play a role in the nation’s economic development, build independence, based on noble cultural values, ​​and are superior at the national and international levels;
  3. Creating a Doctorate of Law education environment that is friendly, competitive, high-tech in order to develop the potential of every individual in the academic community; and
  4. Realizing an accountable, effective, efficient, up-to-date, and integrated Doctorate of Law education management, so they are able to compete at the national and international level.


This Study Program has received Unggul accreditation from National Accreditation Body for University (BAN-PT) and Unconditional accreditation from AQAS.

The profile of DLSP graduates is formulated through a process of identifying the professional needs of graduates and the roles to be carried out considering that all students have worked in the field of law, especially lecturers, researchers, prosecutors, advocates, judges, and several other professions. Based on the identification of professional needs and the description of these roles, the DLSP Graduate Profile is formulated as follows:

  1. Have the ability to find or develop new theories and concepts creatively, original and tested through philosophical thinking methods to solve problems with inter, multi, and trans-disciplinary approaches;
  2. Have literacy skills, manage and develop research with theoretical and philosophical approaches that are beneficial for the development of legal science and the benefit of mankind, and are recognized nationally and internationally; and
  3. Have integrity, scientific responsibility and professionalism based on humanist, ethical and religious values.

In accordance with NHES provisions, the ILO of DLSP consists of 10 items attitudes, 5 items knowledge, 8 items general skills and 3 items special skills. Specific skills are aspects that can represent the entirety of the ILO so that the ILO DLSP can be summarized as follows:

  1. Able to analyze legal information to form and develop legal knowledge;
  2. Able to solve legal problems at the theoretical and philosophical levels with inter, multi, or transdisciplinary approaches that are beneficial to mankind; and
  3. Able to develop knowledge and legal knowledge through publication of research results both orally and in writing in scientific forums and scientific journals, at national and international levels.

The curriculum of the doctoral study program in Legal Studies refers to Curriculum for Higher Education with its learning outcomes referring to Presidential Regulation Number 8 of 2012 concerning Indonesian Qualification Frameworks (KKNI) and Regulation of Minister of Education and Culture Number 3 of 2020 concerning National Standards of Higher Education. 

There are options of interest available:

  1. The Contemporary Economic Law
  2. The Modern Criminal Law and Criminology
  3. The Environmental Law and Natural Resources
  4. The Constitutional Law and Democracy
  5. The Agrarian Law in the Dynamics of National Development
  6. The Law of Persons and Family
  7. The Contemporary Islamic Law
  8. The State Administrative Law and Dispute Resolution
  9. The International Law and Globalization

To maintain the quality of education, the Doctoral of Legal Science Study Program is supported by lecturers who have expertise in their fields and fulfill the criteria for national higher education competency standards. Currently, the Doctoral of Legal Science Program is supported by lecturers who hold the title of professor, doctor, and practitioner.

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