(18/12/2023) | To increase knowledge in each field of law, a Colloquium was held, which was held by the Master of Law, Master of Notary, and Doctor of Law study program, which took place on 1-2 December 2023. The Colloquium, held in the Pancasila room, Building A FH UNAIR, took place on the topic “Comparative Legal Method: Problems and Prospects”.
This Colloquium activity is a forum for Masters and Doctoral students of FH UNAIR to gain more knowledge about legal developments in Indonesia, and this is also practically conveyed at this Colloquium. The presenters included Dr. Rosa Ristawati, S.H., LL.M. as a lecturer in Constitutional Law, FH UNAIR, Dr. Dian Rositawati, S.H., M.A. as a lecturer at Jentera Indonesian College of Law, Prof. Mirza Satria Buana, Ph.D as Professor at the Faculty of Law, Lambung Mangkurat University.
This time’s Colloquium is Dr. Rosa Ristawati, S.H., LL.M. conveys the development of comparative legal studies, especially in discussions of classical, modern-post-modern, and cosmopolitan law. Dr. Rosa also said that the implementation of legal actions in Indonesia is theoretical and practical in the performance of law in Indonesia.
“In comparative law material, there are many developments according to time, so legal developments are flexible. “Apart from theory, legal developments also develop in practice, so that legal developments in Indonesia must also follow practical legal developments in several other countries, especially countries with civil law systems,” said Dr. Rosa Ristawati.
Another speaker, Dr. Dian, discussed the comparison of law in the context of deepening various groups of scientific disciplines, which, in terms of basic concepts, certainly keep up with the times. “Comparative law in the massively changing world is challenging as a jurist. On the other hand, understanding comparative law is one way of understanding the typology of legal research. “There are various scientific groups that can be used as legal research concepts, including sociology, politics, technology, and so on,” said Dr. Diane.
In the context of comparative Constitutional Law, Prof. Mirza also believes that dynamic world developments can positively or negatively impact the constitutional system. Hence, adjustments need to be made in understanding constitutional law through a comparative approach to Constitutional Law.
“The presence of comparison in the concept of Constitutional Law began in the era of Aristotle, who compiled several constitutions of the polis in ancient Greece. “The comparative study of Constitutional Law is essentially a form of looking at ‘similarities’ in ‘differences,’ and vice versa,” explained the Professor at the Faculty of Law, Lambung Mangkurat University.