Honesty as the Fundamental Basis of Legal Education: A Study and Critique on “Freedom to Learn” Educational Policy
12 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2021
Date Written: June 13, 2021
The issuance of policies in the legal education sector leads to trade-offs among the stakeholders. They cannot resolve the problems, leading to in negative excess. Education in Indonesia is often used as a means of legalizing some interests. The issuance of various public policies in the legal education sector through the “Freedom to Learn” policy should produce Indonesian people who are educated and trained in the legal sector and honest and have integrity. The process of legal education occurring so far often does not prioritize moral and religious education, producing people who bringing the trouble to the nation and the state. Thus, Indonesia's corruption index is on the 130th rank out of 177 countries, or 30th rank among the most corrupt states globally, and is on the first rank as the most corrupt stated in Southeast Asia. The legal education sector policies are necessary as an important stage to reach the national goal, to create Indonesian people who are honest and have integrity. In conclusion, some Indonesia's problems are caused by an excess of imprecise policies in the legal education sector. Thus, commitment and policies in “FREEDOM TO LEARN” need to exist to resolve them. The comprehensive policies may bring the legal education sector to in the correct direction, educate people to be honest, and have integrity in law enforcement.
Keywords: honesty, education, law, Indonesia, freedom to learn
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