As a response to a public demand of legal experts, the Faculty of Law of Universitas Airlangga opened the Master’s Program in Law with its 2 (two) majors: Business and Government in the year 2000. A year later, the 2 (two) majors became official with the issuance of Rector Decree Number 6005/J03/PP/2001 dated 28 May 2001. The decision was made to expand the diversity and specificity of the Master’s Program in Law, which had previously been organized by UNAIR Graduate School.
In the year 2004, a major of Court Trial was opened based on Rector Decree Number 1677/J03/PP/2004. On its first opening, 44 students enrolled in the program. Lectures and academic administration took place in Faculty of Law Building A. The program ran with 22 academic staffs, 14 management staffs, and 3 registrars. Ten years later, in 2014, along with Rector Decree Number 117/UN.3.1.3/KD/2014, a new major of International Business was opened.
Anchoring toward its vision, missions, and objectives, Master’s Program in Law —with its majors of Business Law, Government Law, Court Trial, and International Law—encourages cooperation between faculty members, staffs, and students; one with a sense of responsibility and ownership. The goal is to make the program to become one that is highly regarded in the development of law in Indonesia. In accordance to the Master’s Program in Law’s vision, missions, and objectives, the curriculum of the program was designed to produce professional graduates with the ability to tackle challenges presented by the modern, globalized world.