UGM to open new school of law
YOGYAKARTA: Gadjah Mada University and the Constitutional Court agree to cooperate on Friday to disseminate information to the public about the amended Constitution.
As part of the agreement, the Yogyakarta-based state university will open doctorate programs on Constitutional law and state administrative law.
Constitutional Court chief Jimly Asshiddigie said after a memorandum of understanding signing the role of scholars was needed to help the court enforce the Constitution, regardless of the controversy prior to its amendments.
"We lack experts in the two fields, while the demand is on the increase in the wake of regional autonomy. There will be many regencies seeking experts to draft bylaws and regulations," Jimly said.
The university will also conduct studies in constitutional and state administrative law. -- JP