Associate Professor Simon Butt

    Associate Professor Simon Butt    

          CILIS Senior Associate    


Simon Butt is a current ARC Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Director (Indonesia) for the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at The University of Sydney, where he teaches Indonesian law.

Prior to joining the faculty as Senior Lecturer, Simon worked as a consultant on the Indonesian legal system to the Australian government, the private sector and international organisations, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). He has taught in over 70 law courses in Indonesia on a diverse range of topics, including intellectual property, Indonesian criminal law, Indonesian terrorism law and legislative drafting. He is fluent in Indonesian.

In 2008, Simon's thesis titled Judicial Review in Indonesia: Between Civil Law and Accountability? A Study of Constitutional Court Decisions 2003-2005 was awarded the University of Melbourne Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis. Simon has written widely on aspects of Indonesian law, including two recent books: Corruption and Law in Indonesia (Routledge 2012) and The Constitution of Indonesia: A Contextual Analysis (Hart, 2012, with Tim Lindsey).