Summer Course on Law and Sharia


Experiencing a wonderful academic and cultural exposure in Yogyakarta – INDONESIA


Program Overview

Summer Course on Law & Sharia hosted by UMY Law School is offered to university students and other parties who want to experience an unforgettable summer studying abroad in the heart of Javanese Culture City of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This Summer Course offers a variety of courses on law and sharia given by qualified lecturers, tutors, or university professors at UMY and its partners. During the program students will partake both compulsory and elective courses in representative room classes. In addition to this in door activities, the participants will also be exposed to creative industries, wonderful cultural sites and programs.


Length of Course & Dates

Three weeks, 19 July – 11 August 2019

  • Registration, 15 January – 30 April 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance, 5 May 2019
  • Payment Deadline, 15 May 2019



Courses Selection

Lectures, Certificate & Credits

The compulsory and selected lectures will be held intensively in 5 (five) days a week. To help and ensure delegates in understanding and mastering the courses offered, a variety learning and teaching methods will be used such as lecturing, independent and discovery learning, assignments, discussion and class seminar during each course. Workload of Summer Program at UMY Law School is designed to be equivalent to 3 credits in three-week session.

At the end of the program, delegates will be awarded a Certificate of Participation.  If they wish to take a mid and final examination, they may obtain an Academic Transcript. The Academic Transcript will contain the information about courses attended and the marks obtained by the participant.

Student Buddies

Delegates will be assisted with very helpful and friendly student buddies during the program.

Full Board Accommodation

Our program courses include shared room accommodation with bathroom inside within the University Residences. All the rooms are within walking distance of the teaching rooms and food courts.


Additional Activities & Excursions

In addition to lectures given, this course also includes various extra-curricular activities such as visit to creative industries workshops (such as batik painting, silver handicraft, foods & culinary), social events, leisure activities, outbound, and excursions to famous places and historical landmarks among other: Keraton – Mataram Sultan Palace, Malioboro Street Market, Gunung Sewu Geopark (tubing in underground river), Becici Hill, Breksi Hill, beaches, and many other. The committee will also assist to organize an extra trip to Borobudur or Prambanan temples and Elo River rafting upon request of participants.

Program Fee

Fee for this 3 weeks program is 6,500,000 IDR (500 USD/400 EUR/ 1,875 MYR).  Tuition fee, full board accommodation, handouts/ course materials, leisure activities, welcome & farwell parties, course completion certificate, registration fee as well as two weekend excursion are included. However, UMY also provides special scholarship for the students from our university partners.


List of lecturers:

Courses Synopsis:

Introduction to Indonesian Legal System: The course provides an introduction to the Indonesian legal system that includes its historical background and development; modern form of Indonesian Law as a hybrid of Dutch Law, Islamic Law (Sharia) and Adat (Customary) Law; position of Indonesian Law within world’s legal system; fundamental concept and divisions of Indonesian law; sources of law; law making process; court system, as well as  legal subject areas at glance such as constitutional law, administrative law, land law, environmental law, private law, commercial law, Islamic law, and criminal law, international law, etc.

Introduction to Sharia: The course deals with the basic knowledge of Islamic Law such as: meaning of sharia (Islamic law); the principles and characteristics of Islamic law; aims (maqāsid)  of sharia; meaning and divisions of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence); uhsul fiqh;  historical development of Islamic law from the time of the Prophet until the present time; the schools of thought (mazāhib) in fiqh; sources of Islamic Law; understanding of  legal related quranic verses and ahādith (prophetic traditions). Furthermore, it also covers the discussion on development and application of Islamic law in Nusantara.


Constitutional Law: The course deals with discussion of the basic concept and practice of constitutional law in Indonesia. The discussion begins with the history and development of constitutional law in Indonesia which categorizes into four periods, namely: after the Independence Era, Old Order, New Order and Reform Era. The course will also discuss some constitutional law issues which convey the political system, concept and practice of democracy, election and its practice, human rights and the law of legislation. The aim of the course is to familiarize the participants with the concept and practice of constitutional law in Indonesia.

Industrial Relation Law: This course is designed to provide knowledge on employment rulings and legislations with special reference to Indonesia. It covers issues on meaning and legal frameworks industrial relations; pre-employment legal aspects such as job placement, job training, and employment of foreign workers; during employment legal aspects such as work agreement, protection for disabled workers/ women workers/ child labour, working hours, occupational safety & health, wages, strike & lock out; post-employment legal issues; industrial relation disputes settlement; international and Islamic perspectives on industrial relations.  This course will also expose participants to some creative industries in Yogyakarta to observe how the rights and interests of workers in that particular industries are protected.

Medical Law & Ethics: The subject of Medical Law and Ethics will address some ethico-legal issues such: as medical informed consent; medical secrecy and medical emergency. Last but not least, this subject will also discuss medical liability issue from the Indonesian perspective.

Public International Law: The course is intended for students with little or no knowledge of public international law. The main objective of the course is to provide students with an overview of the fundamental notions and methodology of public international law. The course will equip students with the skills required in order to envisage legal dimensions of human rights issues.

Islamic Family Law: This subject is designed to exposes students to principles and issues on Islamic Law in family matters including: a. marriage which covers issues on engagement and contract of marriage, requirement of marriage, rights and responsibilities of both husband and wife, and women whom are prohibited to be married; b. divorce includes issues on the meaning of divorce, reasons for divorce, rules of divorce, process of divorce, and types of divorce; c. lineage (nasab); and d. maintenance (nafaqah) which will be an explanatory on the meaning of maintenance, rules of maintenance, person who is obligated to give the maintenance, scope of maintenance, requirements of giving maintenance, reluctance of giving maintenance.

Commercial Law: this course exposes students to the basic rules of commercial law in Indonesia including: the formation, performance and termination of a contract; establishment of a company and legal structures to operate a business as well as its dissolution; In general this course introduces students to corporate law, bankruptcy, intellectual property right, arbitration and other negotiable instruments.

Adat (Customary) Law: The Course aims to introduce students to cultural pluralism of Indonesian society; the history of recognition and application of customary law as part of the national legal system; constitutional rights of indigenous people; customary marriages and succession; as well as customary law of contract.