The Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) commenced activities in 2013 and is devoted to the study of Indonesian law and Islamic legal studies.
CILIS staff include Melbourne Law School academics and professional support staff.View
CILIS Associates are academic members from external institutions with significant reputations in the area of Indonesian and Islamic legal studies.View
Members of CILIS supervise a large number of Graduate Researchers.View
Overview of CILIS
Read more about the activities, purposes and objectives of CILIS.
CILIS has a large team of Research Assistants who work with our academics. Most Research Assistants are current students of Melbourne Law School.
CILIS publishes an Annual Report of its activities each year.
The Indonesia Democracy Hallmark Research Initiative (IDeHaRI) seeks to build a cohesive Indonesian studies community at Melbourne, create new collaborations between scholars working on Indonesia, democracy or Islam, and boost external recognition of Melbourne's Indonesia expertise.
CILIS strives to continuously engage in innovative and important research projects that relate to Indonesia and Islamic legal studies both nationally and internationally.
Research projects currently undertaken by members of CILIS.View
CILIS academic staff produce a wide range of publications. CILIS also publishes its own series of Briefing Papers.View
CILIS aims to provide resources about Indonesian and Islamic legal studies. It publishes an online bibliographical database called Islamic Law Online.View
CILIS runs numerous research activities throughout the year, many of them open to the public. Please also follow our activities on Facebook and on Twitter.
CILIS Public Lectures
CILIS Public Lectures are presented by high-profile speakers. These seminars are relevant to academics, government and business organisations, as well as the community.
The CILIS Research Seminars are informal seminars, which are often presented by postgraduate students. These seminars are open to the public, but are usually attended by the University community. Students are able to gain feedback on their current research, while contributing to the continued research in Islamic legal studies.
CILIS hosts an annual Islamic Studies Postgraduate Conference in conjunction with the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies. This conference is open to students both locally and internationally, who are researching Islam-related topics. Information on the annual conference is usually available from mid-June each year.
Please check our Events listings for further information or contact CILIS. Please also see the conference Facebook page.
CILIS runs numerous research activities throughout the year, many of them open to the public.
Past events hosted by CILIS, including audio and video recordings, where applicable.
CILIS regularly hosts local and international visiting scholars.
Islamic Law Online
Islamic Law Online is an online bibliographic database of materials relating to Islamic legal studies.
Asian Law Online
Asian Law Online is the first and only online bibliographic database of Asian law materials in the world.
Indonesia at Melbourne Blog
The Indonesia at Melbourne blog was launched in July 2015 to present analysis, research and commentary on contemporary Indonesia from academics and postgraduate students affiliated with the University of Melbourne. It aims to stimulate debate and provide a forum for exchange of information and opinion on current events in Indonesia.
Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
The University of Melbourne
T +61 3 8344 6847
Director: Professor Tim Lindsey
Deputy Director: Dr Helen Pausacker
Manager: Ms Kathryn Taylor
Centre Administrator: Ms Debbie Yu