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Guest Lecture: Introducing on Corporate Lawyering

The advancement of industry and trade has demanded the business world in many sectors to continue to develop, one of which is the legal practitioners. The Corporate Lawyer profession is a ‘rising profession’ due to the development of the business world.

To answer the students’ thirst, the Faculty of Law at the Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) held a Guest Lecture entitled “Introducing on Corporate Lawyering”, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The guest lecturers brought in were Corporate Lawyer practitioners from one of the national law firms, Assegaf Hamzah and Partners (AHP). They are Bono Daru Adji S.H., L.LM., and M. Insan Pratama, S.IP., S.H., L.LM., managing partners and senior associates at AHP.

The Guest Lecture was opened by Secretary of the International Undergraduate Program Faculty of Law UII, Dodik Setiawan Nur Heriyanto, S.H., M.H., L.LM., Ph.D. In his remarks, Dodik Setiawan emphasized to the participants to be able to take valuable learning from the event. Therefore, business competition has increasingly developed in the digital age. Whereas the young generation has many advantages because they are accustomed to digital technology in their daily lives.

This Guest Lecture Program: Introducing the Corporate Lawyering was moderated by Rahadian Diffaul Barraq Suwartono, SH. The event was held in the Audio Visual Room, Faculty of Law, Indonesian Islamic University and attended by students and lecturers.

In their material, Bono Daru Adji and Insan Pratama explained what corporate lawyers are. According to Bono, a lawyer currently does not merely work in court. But, there is also the profession of a lawyer who is in charge of carrying out many legal actions for companies, known as corporate lawyers. As a legal practitioner, a corporate lawyer must be broad-minded. “A corporate lawyer is partly an engineer, partly a banker and mostly a lawyer,” Insan explained. Meaning, a corporate lawyer must study various aspects of scientific disciplines, such as economics and engineering, in addition to legal disciplines. Because, a corporate lawyer is a determinant of whether a company’s business agreement will take place or not.

In addition to introducing the profession of corporate lawyers, Bono and Insan also introduced how a career in a law firm. Insan, who is a Faculty of Law UII alumnae, introduced the recruitment scheme in AHP. According to him, students should not only be satisfied with knowledge in the classroom but also must develop themselves. Social activities, verbal communication skills, and dexterity are the capital of a corporate lawyer.

The Guest Lecture program was attended by around 50 students and was broadcast live through the Faculty of Law UII’s YouTube channel. While lecture material can be accessed openly at the link http://bit.ly/CLUII.

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