Legal Clinic


Head of Legal Clinical Laboratory

Dr. Wanodyo Sulistyani, S.H., M.H., LL.M.


Legal clinical education at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Padjadjaran began in the 1970s and was initiated by Prof. Mochtar Kusumaatmadja. The activities carried out are in the form of legal assistance which can serve as an alternative to final projects or theses for undergraduate students. As the curriculum changed in 1980, legal clinical educational activities were discontinued.

The revival of legal clinical education was initiated in collaboration with 8 (eight) Indonesian universities, namely: Universitas Padjadjaran, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Universitas Sriwijaya, Universitas Udayana, Universitas Airlangga, and Universitas Hassanudin in 2011 through the establishment of a legal clinic. Activities in legal clinics are designed to help students gain knowledge, skills, as well as establish a sense of social justice. Therefore, the activities in a legal clinic do not only focus on legal assistance, rather it has also developed several other activities such as research, advocacy, and public education.

In 2012, 3 (three) legal clinics were established, namely: a criminal law clinic, a civil law clinic, and an anti-corruption clinic that is without subject credits (SKS). Only in 2013 was the legal clinic included as a course at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Padjadjaran; the weight of said course is 2 credits of clinical education consisting of 6-8 hours of study per week. There was an addition to the three aforementioned clinics with the establishment of an environmental law clinic in 2020. In the same year, there was an increase in the number of credits gained from a legal clinic course from 2 credits to 3 credits of clinical education.