Professor Tim Lindsey

  • Professor Tim Lindsey

Malcolm Smith Chair of Asian Law

+61 3 83448134 | | Room 0729

Languages spoken: English, Bahasa Indonesia


Tim Lindsey is Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the Melbourne Law School. A specialist in a wide range of aspects of Indonesian law, he holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Letters from the University of Melbourne and completed his PhD thesis in Indonesian studies. He teaches and researches many different areas of Indonesian law, as well as shari'a (Islamic law) in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He  has won national and university teaching awards, and was an ARC Federation Fellow from 2006 to 2011. Tim is a member of the Victorian Bar and was the long-serving Chair of the Australia Indonesia Institute until 2016. His publications include Indonesia: Law and Society; Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia (three volumes); The Indonesian Constitution; Drugs Law and Practice in Southeast Asia; and Religion, Law and Intolerance in Indonesia. He is a founder and an executive editor of The Australian  Journal of Asian Law.


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