ACICIS Study Indonesia is very excited to announce our 2018 Law Professional Practicum Academic Program Officers (POs), who will be joining the ACICIS team in Jakarta in January-February 2018.

This coming January-February 2018, ACICIS will pilot the consortium’s new Law Professional Practicum and again run the consortium’s four existing practicum programs – the Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP), Business Professional Practicum (BPP) and Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP), and the  Creative Arts & Design Professional Practicum (CADPP),

The pilot iteration of Law Professional Practicum will welcome 58 students from 15 Australian universities, the largest cohort of any new ACICIS professional practicum, to Indonesia to gain an understanding of Indonesian law and legal practice. 41 of these students will be supported by New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants. The students will undertake two weeks of industry led seminars and Indonesian language classes at Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta, followed by a four week professional placement at leading Indonesian law firms, non-government organisations, and government bodies. Our highly-esteemed Program Officers are assigned for the duration of the Law Professional Practica to oversee all aspects of the program, including the supervision of its academic content.

Please see below for further information about ACICIS’ Law Professional Practicum Academic Program Officers.

ACICIS Law Professional Practicum Program Officer: Dr Petra Mahy

Dr Petra Mahy is one of the LPP Program Officers for 2018.

Dr Petra Mahy is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University. Previously she was a lecturer in law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (2015-2017) and a post-doctoral research fellow in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford (2013-2015). Petra holds a PhD in anthropology from the Australian National University. At Monash University, Petra teaches business regulation and compliance, and previously she has taught a variety of subjects covering comparative law, comparative corporate law, contract law, law and society in Southeast Asia, and the legal systems of Asia and Africa. Petra has been visiting Indonesia since she was teenager, including spending a year as an AFS exchange student in Banda Aceh (1997-1998), another year on the ACICIS full-immersion program at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta (2002) and a year completing her PhD fieldwork in East Kalimantan (2007). Her current research interests include comparative colonial and postcolonial legal systems in Southeast Asia and the interactions between formal law and informal norms in the areas of labour regulation and consumer protection in Indonesia.

ACICIS Law Professional Practicum Program Officer: Dr Selvie Sinaga

The second LPP Program Officer for 2018 is Dr Selvie Sinaga.

Selvie Sinaga is an Associate Professor of Law at Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia (AJCUI) – Faculty of Law. She obtained LLB from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, LLM from Monash University, Australia, and PhD in Law from University of Wollongong, Australia. She won prestigious Australian Development Scholarship from the Australian government for pursuing her master and doctoral studies in 2002 and 2008. She teaches international law, intellectual property law, English Law and Treaty Law. Her research interests are international and socio-legal aspects of intellectual property law, law and development, and legal education in Indonesia. Since the outset of her academic career, she has actively presented and published her research findings at national and international level. Apart from her academic career, she is also a practicing lawyer, specialized in intellectual property and public interest cases.