UEL Summer School is one of the annual activities of the American Law Center (a research institute established by the University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City) in partnership with Indiana University, US. UEL Summer School 2018, while focusing on Consumer Protection Law and Tort Law of the US, was successfully completed in 02 weeks from July 23rd 2018 to August 03rd 2018. Alif M. Gultom one of the participants who received scholarships to participate in the program which also include the accommodation.

UEL Summer School 2018 was divided into two courses, taught by professors from Robert H.McKinney School of Law, Indiana University. Course 01 on Consumer Protection Law was taught by Prof. Max Huffman. Course 02 on Tort Law was taught by Prof. John Lawrence Hill. 35 lecturers, Ph.D Candidates, students within and outside of Viet Nam participated in the program: University of Malaya (Malaysia), Universitas Islam Indonesia, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta, Suryakancana University (Indonesia), Paris I, Paris II (France), Keio Law School (Japan), Hanoi University of Law, Hanoi Open University, Duy Tan University, Dalat University, An Giang University, University of Economics and Law.

All participants enthusiastically participated in class discussion on different legal systems. Moreover, the special lessons on Vietnamese laws taught by UEL lecturers on labor law (Dr. Doan Thi Phuong Diep), contract law (LL.M. Nguyen Phan Phuong Tan), civil liability (Asssoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Dien), trade and development (LL.M. Dao Gia Phuc) helped deliver Vietnamese laws to international participants. 

Concurrently with academic activities, the participants also joined in outdoor excursion and cultural activities.  On July 26th 2018, the participants visited University City, Viet Nam National University Campus by using E-Bikes and biked for 5km through member universities, dormitories and other facilities of Viet Nam National University. Afterwards, the participants learned to roll “cha gio” and had dinner with Vietnamese traditional cuisines at a restaurant in District 9.  On July 31st 2018, the participants experienced the WaterBus ride, ate Pho and visited the Independence Palace – one of the most famous historical sites of Ho Chi Minh City. Furthermore, the participants also had a chance to visit and learned practical knowledge from YKVN law firm and Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC).

Academician Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Dienawarded the Certificate of Completion to the participants and conducted the Closing Ceremony on August 3rd 2018. UEL Summer School 2018 was very successful, not only had the program achieved the goal of being a useful academic program on American Law through the teachings of Prof. Max Huffman and Prof. John Hill, but also introduced the legal systems, legal practice environment as well as culture of Vietnam to the Professors and participants within and outside of the country. The program left beautiful memories for the participants, especially for lecturers and participants from different universities within and outside of Viet Nam, promising the continual success for future UEL Summer School.

First Best Memorial Award at the International Humanitarian Law MCC

Our Faculty’s Moot Court Team have returned back in joining the 2018International Humanitarian Moot Court Competition at the Catholic University of Parahyanagan in Bandung on the 2-4 November 2018. The legacy continued by bringing home 1st Best Memorial and Semi-Finalist Award. The team consisted of Hana and Rafi as the oralists who were guided by the board of Coaches and Advisors; Fasya Addina, Christopher Cason, and Prof. Sefriani. The team had to compete with distinguished opponents coming from prestigious Universities. With the strong determination and hard work our moot-court team had, we were able to gain invaluable achievements for the Faculty and University. All the endless supports will relay the motivation to achieve more in future national, regional, and international law competitions.

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia and FH UII Successfully held a Generale Lecture with the theme Constitutional Court and The Protection Citizens ’Constitutional Rights

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 located in the Third Floor Main Auditorium Room of the Post-Graduate Campus of the Faculty of Law UII was held a General Lecture with the theme “Constitutional Court and The Protection Citizens’ Constitutional Rights” by presenting speakers Prof. Dr. Aswanto.S.H., M.H., DFM, Deputy Chief of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia and Tan Sri Zainun Binti Ali Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia.

This Generale Lecture is a form of synergy between the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia and the Islamic University of Indonesia. On this occasion, Rector of the Indonesian Islamic University Fathul Wahid, ST, M.Sc., Ph.D attended and gave his welcoming speech to all participants of the Generale Lecture, “We (UII) really welcomed upon this kind of activities, it is hoped that this synergy is not only stopped here but it can be continue to be developed in the future in order to provide broad insight and knowledge related to the legal practices that apply in Indonesia, “said the Rector of UII.

Furthermore, representatives from the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia also gave his welcoming speech and formally open the Generale Lecture. In his speech, Dr. Wiryanto, S.H., M.Hum, who acted as Head of the Center for Research and Assessment of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia said that “We are very grateful to UII for being able to work together to hold a Generale Lecture today”.

In this General Lecture, the moderator was Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto S.H., M.H., L.LM., Ph.D. In this event, Prof. Dr. Aswanto.S.H., M.H., DFM provided material on “Duties and Authorities of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia”, in his presentation he explained that “The duties and authorities that we carry were easy but the responsibilities is really heavy”. The next speaker, Tan Sri Zainun Binti Ali, presented the theme of the presentation related to “Protection of Constitutional Rights of Citizens”, in her explanation she explained about the two cases that she handled at Federal Court Malaysia, the cases of Indira Ghandi and Kalimah Allah.

The event which took place from 09.00 – 12.00 was attended by several lecturers, undergraduate and postgraduate students in which totaling approximately 100 participants. This Generale Lecture was broadcast live via Video Conference in 42 Law Faculties throughout Indonesia. The event ended with an interactive question and answer session from the participants whose present directly at the Main Auditorium of the Postgraduate Graduate School of UII or through Video Conference.