Handa S. Abidin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D. is a higher education specialist, a legal academician, a legal practitioner, and a lawpreneur.

As a higher education specialist, Handa serves as the Vice Rector for Communication and Partnerships as well as the Vice Rector for Student Affairs at President University.

As a legal academician, Handa has research interests on climate change law and Indonesian legal system. Handa has experience in teaching law in the United Kingdom (Master of Laws/LL.M.) and Indonesia (undergraduate and postgraduate level). At the postgraduate level, he teaches law for inter alia judges and lawyers. Handa’s internationally peer-reviewed book on law is owned by the world’s top law schools: Harvard Law School (Harvard Law School Library), Yale Law School (Lillian Goldman Law Library), and Stanford Law School (Robert Crown Law Library). He has written more than 50 op-ed articles published in various media outlets and has been a speaker at both international and national events. Handa was the judge of the Indonesia Law Awards 2015, 2017 & 2018 and Southeast Asia Law Awards 2018 and 2019 (Asian Legal Business | Thomson Reuters). He has also been appointed as an expert witness in an arbitration hearing.

As a legal practitioner, his strong academic background enables him to undertake deep and comprehensive research that generate persuasive legal solutions.

As a lawpreneur, Handa is the Founder and the Director of PT THALS Pilar Indonesia.

Handa has three law degrees from three different countries: Indonesia, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom. He received his Sarjana Hukum (S.H.) degree from Universitas Indonesia, his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the George Washington University Law School, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Edinburgh Law School.


  • International Law
  • Legal Industry and Career Preparation
  • Theories of Legislation and Regulatory Drafting
  • The Future of Law
  • Introduction to Indonesian Law
  • Contract Drafting


  • Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
  • LL.M., George Washington University
  • S.H., Universitas Indonesia

Handa S. Abidin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D. ()

  • Handa S. Abidin, The Proposed Forms of Content for an Online Indonesia Law Database (Universitas Presiden, 2019).
  • Handa S. Abidin, The Protection of Indigenous Peoples and Reduction of Forest Carbon Emissions: The REDD-Plus Regime and International Law (Leiden and Boston: Brill | Nijhoff, 2015).

Handa S. Abidin, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D.

President University Campus, Jababeka Education Park, Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara, Kota Jababeka, Cikarang Baru, Bekasi 17550, Indonesia.

Telephone : +62 21 8910 9762-63

Email : handa.abidin@president.ac.id