Brain versus Reality: How Should Law Students Think?

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Anis Widyawati
Ridwan Arifin
Rasdi Rasdi


Law students are expected to have special abilities in the field of legal science, either in oral or oral. But in fact, the analytical skills of law students are not comparable to other abilities. Based on preliminary research conducted by the Proposer Team, it shows that out of 200 law students surveyed (Students of the Faculty of Law, Semarang State University), only 10 have written and conducted scientific publications in both national and international journals. Meanwhile, of the 200 people stated that students' critical abilities and analytical thinking are important, 184 people said that discussion forums are mandatory for law students, but in fact, of these 184 people, only 2 people followed up on the results of the discussion. . In other words, discussions conducted by students were not followed up in various forms of scientific studies and publications that could be read by many people. This program provides facilities for law students in in-depth critical analysis studies and criminal case studies related to human rights. In this program, students are expected to be able to have good analytical skills both in oral and verbal forms. Partners in this program are the law student community at Semarang State University. This program is expected to be able to solve partners' problems in the lack of critical analytical skills and case studies of criminal law as well as scientific publication of legal research results. The output of this program is expected to create a sustainable and sustainable activity related to critical analysis and legal case studies.

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Widyawati, A., Arifin, R., & Rasdi, R. (2021). Brain versus Reality: How Should Law Students Think?. Indonesian Journal of Advocacy and Legal Services, 3(1), 91-110.
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Anis Widyawati, Doctoral Program, Faculty of Law, Universitas Diponegoro

Anis Widyawati, S.H., M.H is a Doctoral Candidate of Universitas Diponegoro Semarang Indonesia. She also a Lecturer at Faculty of Law Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia. Some of her recent publications such as Masalah Yuridis Tidak Ditetapkannya Kualifikasi Delik Dalam Ketentuan Pidana Pada Undang-Undang Yang Disahkan Dalam Kurun Waktu 2015-2019 (Jurnal Muara Ilmu Sosial, Humaniora, dan Seni, 2021), When Students Fight Corruption: A Portrait of Anti-Corruption Education for Elementary School Students (The Indonesian Journal of International Clinical Legal Education, 2021), and Police Intervention in Corruption Prevention (Advances in Police Science Research Journal, 2021).

Ridwan Arifin, Faculty of Law, Universitas Negeri Semarang

Ridwan Arifin, S.H., LL.M., is a a Lecturer at Faculty of Law Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia. He obtained a Bachelor Degree of Law from Universitas Negeri Semarang and Master of Laws from Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Rasdi Rasdi, Doctoral Program, Faculty of Law, Universitas Diponegoro

Rasdi, S.Pd. M.H is a Doctoral Candidate of Universitas Diponegoro Semarang Indonesia. He also a Lecturer at Faculty of Law Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia. Some his recent publications such as Social Response of Legal Prevention For Cyberbullying To Children (A Comparative Studies On Cyberbullying To Children Of Indonesia And Thailand) (South East Asia Journal of Contemporary Business, Economics and Law, 2021) and Covid-19 and Human Rights: The Capture of the Fulfilment of Rights During the Covid Outbreaks (Unnes Law Journal, 2020).


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