Puska SL (Center of Sociolegal Studies) Strengthen The Development of Multi-Disciplinary Legal Studies

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As the only Pusat Kajian (Center of Studies) from the faculty with the social sciences background that granted PHK C from the Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan RI (Minsitry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia), Pusat Kajian dan Penelitian Sosiolegal (Center for the Sociolegal Studies and Research) University of Brawijaya, held a series of workshops for two consecutive weeks in order to strengthen the multidisciplinarylaw study in sociolegal perspective. The workshops consisted of the International Journal Writing (Dec 12, 2013), Sociolegal Research Workshops (Dec 13, 2013), Book Writing Workshop (Dec 17, 2013), and Training on Management Organization Supervision (Dec 19, 2013), which all of them were held in the sixth floor of Building A, Faculty of Law, University of Brawijaya.

This event was attended by 25 participants, both students from undergraduate, graduate students, and also lecturers from Universtiy of Brawijaya. Presented as a Speaker in the International Journal Writing worksop, Prof. Dr. Sulistyowati Irianto, M.A from the University of Indonesia and Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Nurjaya, S.H, M.S as the Professor of Legal Science from University of Brawijaya, and continued by the presentation from Joeni Arianto Kurniawan, S.H, M.A, Dr. Rachmad Syafaat, S.H, M.Si, and Prof. Dr. Ir Koeswanto, M.S in Sociolegal Research workshop. The second workshop was organized with the hope that dissemination of multi-disciplinary research in Indonesian law field made by the community of University of Brawijaya to be published in the reputable international journal. It is important in academic field, especially in terms of creating University of Brawijaya as a university with the international brand image.

Prof. Dr. Sulistyowati Irianto, M.A in his presentation explained that the current reasearch has not become a mainstream sociolegal research used by law academics. In another chance, Joeni Arianto Kurniawan explained in his research about how law enforcement is not only understood as a question as how the articles are applied, but alaso ho the environment surroundins, said the alumni of the Center for Sociolegal Studies in Onati, Spain. While Dr. Rachmad Syafaat confirmed that to conduct sociolegal research, a researcher should dare to dismantle the legal construction that he/she comprehend.

In the next week (17, 19/12), held two workshops, where Prof. Ade Saptomo, S.H, M.S, Dr. Jazim Hamidi, S.H, M.H, Imam Koeswahyono, S.H, M.Hum became the speakers in Book Writing Training and Ir. Achmad Abrams M.Eng, Ph.D and Prof. Dr. Unti Ludigdo, Ak, presented in the Training on the Management Organization Supervision.

There were interesting facts revealed in this workshops, at least at the national level, only University of Brawijaya is committed in this field of sociolegal studies by established the Pusat Kajian Sosiolegal, while in international, this studies has been first iniatiated in well-known universities, such us Oxford University in England, Leiden University in Netherlands, University of Heidelberg in Germany and many other universities around the world.

Through these series of workshop, it is expected that Pusat Kajian dan Peneliatian Sosiolegal become a solid institution with qualified human resources and can compete at a higher level. One of the participants, Salma Safitri, invited all the participants in the room to form a small groups to practice the writing skills. “One thing that is common between us is we have 24 hours per day. And now how we can form a small group to discuss each writings. It is also needed tutors which are the lecturers who wants to take part in order to produce good works. Then there was monthly writing.” said Salma, a woman who are also the postgraduate students of Faculty of Law.