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 at President University, Indonesia. 

As a legal academician, Handa has research interests on international climate change law, Indonesian legal system, and lawtech. 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 Indonesia Law Awards 2015, 2017 & 2018 and Southeast Asia Law Awards 2018 (Asian Legal Business | Thomson Reuters). He has 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. THALS is now focused on developing a legal database (THALS for Lawyers) and an artificial intelligence lawyer (THALS AI Lawyer).  

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 School of Law.



  • International Law
  • International Climate Change Law
  • Contract Drafting


  • Ph.D. in Law, School of Law, University of Edinburgh
  • LL.M. in Law, School of Law, George Washington University
  • S.H. in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia

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

Telephone : +62 21 8910 9762-63

Email : handa.abidin@president.ac.id

Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/handa-abidin-359b4b88/