Based on the Decree of the Rector of Universitas Airlangga No. A.II.4091/Rector/27/UA/1980 dated January 1, 1980 regarding Specialist Program in Notarial Law Universitas Airlangga, the Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga first opened Specialist Program of Notarial Law with 117 students. Since its establishment until 1994, the Specialist Program had always involved lecturers from both outside the faculty and the university, such as individual notaries (not representing any professional associations), and other experts, such as from the tax office.
On November 26, 1994, Cooperation Charters were signed between the Rector of Universitas Airlangga and the Board of Indonesian Notary Association, Jakarta headquarter, as well as between the Head of the Master’s Program in Notarial Law Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga and the East Java Regional Board of Indonesian Notary Association. With such cooperation, the involvement of notaries in the teaching and learning process in the Specialist Program of Notarial Law Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga are conducted through professional associations.
Later in 2001, based on the Decree of the Directorate General of Higher Education of the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia No. 78/Dikti/Kep/2000, the Specialist Program in Notarial Law became Master’s Program in Notarial Law.
The Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga organizes and develops the Master’s Program in Notarial Law to play more roles in improving the quality and competence of human resources. Moreover, the program aims to produce professionals in the field of law while also increasing the academic level and skills of legal professionals. By doing so, this program is expected to reduce the wide disparity between legal development and the availability of human resources in the legal field. The appointment as a lecturer for the Master’s Program in Notarial Law is based on the Decree of the Dean of the Faculty of Law with respect to the Decree of the Minister of Administrative Reform Number 39/Kep/MK.Waspan/II/1999 regarding Lecturer’s Functional Position and Credit Score. The appointment also takes into account appointee’s scientific criteria, expertise, experience and moral reputation. For certain fields, in accordance with the curriculum, some courses are taught by practitioners based on their competence and their fulfillment of administrative and academic requirements.
The Master’s Program in Notarial Law Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga is designed to meet public demand for competent notaries. As part of Graduate Program, this program is directed specifically to promote understanding and provide insight into the relationship between academic aspects and competence in the notarial field. In addition, the program not only aims to provide strong theoretical understanding of issues relevant to this topic but also to assist students in acquiring reliable practical skills in the application of their theoretical knowledge.
The study period for this program is set for 4 (four) semesters; however, students may extend the study period for 6 (six) semesters for various reasons. Students of this program are required to obtain 46 credits (SKS) from courses offered in the form of lectures and practical training. In addition, students are required to complete their master’s thesis followed by an oral thesis defense.
The class is held from Monday to Friday.
The morning class is held from 7:30 am to 12:10 pm.
Evening class starts from 18:00 to 19:30.
The class is offered to facilitate degree adjustment (from those holding 1/CN Notary Specialist to a master’s degree).
The length of the study is set for 2 (two) to 3 (three) semesters.
Students must acquire 14 credits (SKS), including 6 credits for master’s thesis.
Upon completing this program, graduates will earn an academic degree of Magister Kenotariatan (M.Kn.).
The director of this program is Dr. Agus Sekarmadji, S.H., M.Hum.