Key information

  • Locations: Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Eligible students: Law students (LLB) only
  • Cost: A$3,000 approx.
  • Selection criteria: The Law School selects the candidates in this unit through examining the student’s academic record, their engagement with co-curricular activities and the personal statements submitted in their applications
  • Unit code: LAW30020 or elective


The Swinburne Law School has a unique legal curriculum with one of its emphasis being the Transnational Lawyering Program. This study tour is the introductory element of this academic, student mobility and research program.

The unit immerses our students within the legal culture of our nearest northern neighbour, Indonesia. More generally, this learning experience acts as an introduction to Asian legal systems and cultures more generally.

Candi Borobudur, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia.


You will learn about Indonesia’s rich legal and political environment and this experience provides an entrée into the broader Asian region. The aim is to provide you with an immersive introduction into Indonesia’s legal culture. You will undertake this learning experience through spending two weeks in-country visiting Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta and the regional city of Yogyakarta, a sultanate and university town in Java.

Highlights/tentative itinerary

The first week of the program is spent in Jakarta. During this period, you will visit several research sites, including transnational law firms, courts, government departments, police stations and Mega Kuningan (a private commercial district in the heart of the city).

During the second week in Yogyakarta, you will be able to investigate local lived realities through visiting historical sites, religious schools and local communities. These research sites allow you to engage with the Indonesian state and transnational legal cultures in Jakarta and then investigate local communities in Yogyakarta.

Program cost includes:

  • Accommodation
  • International airfares
  • Most meals (including all breakfasts and several lunches/dinners)
  • SIM cards
  • Transfers
Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):
  • Academic unit fee
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses

* Program cost is approximate at the time of being listed online and is subject to change.

An OS Help Loan of up to A$8,295 (as at 2020) and New Colombo Plan Short-Term Mobility Grants are available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program.

Information sessions

No information sessions will be run for this program. For any enquiries, please contact Swinburne Abroad or the Study Tour Leader.

Still not sure?

For further details on this program, and to speak with the academic tour leader, please contact:

Jeremy Kingsley
Senior Lecturer
+61 3 9214 5570

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