Simon Butt

Professor Simon Butt

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2022
  • Section(s): Asian Studies


Simon Butt is Professor of Indonesian Law at the University of Sydney Law School. His research interests include Indonesian legal history, law and religion and the way that Indonesian judges write their decisions.  He has written widely on Indonesian law, including on including Judicial Dysfunction in Indonesia (Melbourne University Press, 2022, forthcoming), The Constitutional Court and Democracy in Indonesia (Brill, 2015), Corruption and Law in Indonesia (Routledge, 2012), The Constitution of Indonesia: a Contextual Analysis (Hart, 2012, with co-author Tim Lindsey) and Indonesian Law (Oxford University Press, 2018, with co-author Tim Lindsey).

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