Universitas Muhammadiyah Kotabumi (UMKO) established the Master of Law Program on Tuesday (29/03). The department is under the Faculty of Law and Social Science (FHIS) UMKO. The launching procession was conducted in the Meeting Room of UMKO. As reported on UMKO site, the establishment was expected to produce professional, competent, and reliable resources that have specific competencies in legal issues.
The department was established based on a document from the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology No. 1580/E1/KB.01.01/2022. It also includes a Decree copy from the Indonesian Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology No. 206/E/O/2022. Tjitjik Srie Tjahjandarie, the Secretary of the Directorate General, signed the document.
The Rector of UMKO, Dr Sumarno, MPd, mentioned the establishment process in 2017. “We have plan since it was Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Hukum (STIH) Muhammadiyah Kotabumi,” said Dr Sumarno. On this occasion, the Vice-Rector I, Dr Didiek R Mawardi, SH MH; the Dean of FHIS, Suwardi SH, MH, CM, CPCLE; and the Chairman of Master of Law Program, Dr Slamet Haryadi SH MHum attended the launching.
Afterwards, the Chairman of the Master of Law Program, Dr Slamet Haryadi SH MHum explained that this program was expected to overcome resource development. “Therefore, we offer to the governmental institutions, the executive, legislative, and judicative, private institutions, and individuals to collaborate in elevating qualified human resources to be legal experts. It also aims to develop humanitarianism and communities’ welfare,” said Dr Slamet Haryadi, SH MHum.