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

As a higher education specialist, Handa has expertise in managing a university and a study programme. Handa was the Head of the Podomoro University Business Law Programme. Currently, he serves as the Vice Rector for Communication and Partnerships at President University. 

As a legal academician, 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 judges, police officers, lawyers, and Indonesian mid to high ranking officials. 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 who represented the legal education sector at the Indonesia Law Awards 2015 (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 able to undertake deep and comprehensive research on any legal issues that generate persuasive legal products. Handa, in particular, has expertise in the fields of business law and climate change law. Handa previously worked at one of the highly reputable corporate law firms in 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 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/