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Tim Lindsey


Tim Lindsey is Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the University of Melbourne. He is also chair of DFAT’s Australia Indonesia Institute and was a member of the Reference Group for the former National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program.

Tim holds the degrees of BA (Hons), LLB, BLitt (Hons) and PhD from the University of Melbourne. In 2006, he was awarded a five-year Federation Fellowship to research “Islam and Modernity: Syari’ah, Terrorism and Governance in South-East Asia”.

Tim’s publications include Indonesia: Law and Society, Corruption in Asia, Chinese Indonesians and Law Reform in Developing and Transitional States. This year he will publish Islam, Law and the State in Southeast Asia and The Indonesian Constitution (with Simon Butt). Tim is also a founding editor of The Australian Journal of Asian Law.

Tim consults regularly with Indonesian and Australian government agencies and international aid organisations and maintains a practice as a barrister specialising in disputes involving Indonesian law. He has traveled regularly to Indonesia since 1976 and worked closely with Indonesian judges, police, prosecutors and lawyers. Tim speaks fluent Bahasa Indonesia.

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