Herlambang Wiratraman completed his PhD at the Van Vollenhoven Institute (VVI) for Law, Governance and Development, Faculty of Law, Leiden University in 2014, with the thesis ‘Press Freedom, Law, and Politics: A Socio-Legal Study’. Currently, he is a senior lecturer at Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga in Surabaya, Indonesia, where he teaches several courses including Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Law and Society, and Socio-legal Research Methodology.
He is still affiliated with the VVI working as a senior researcher in the project Strengthening Indonesia's Ombudsman in the Regions (SIOR).
Herlambang initiated the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) and the Indonesia Lecturers Association for Human Rights (SEPAHAM). In September 2013 he was appointed Chair of the Indonesian Association for Philosophy of Law (AFHI). Besides in academia, he has been active in numerous human rights groups. He served as a human rights defender in 1998-2004 at the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation Surabaya (YLBHI-LBH Surabaya), the Federation Council of the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), the Association for Community and Ecologically-based Law Reform (HuMa) in Jakarta. He was also a board member of the Institute of Policy Research and Advocacy (Elsam), a member of the Council of Ethics of the Public Interest Lawyer Network Indonesia (Pil-Net) and founder of the Institute for Press Legal Aid Surabaya (LBH Pers Surabaya).
- Press Freedom, Law and Politics: A Socio-Legal Study (2014)
- Disciplining Post Suharto-Labour Law Reform (2014)
- Book Review of Steve Sharp, Journalism and Conflict in Indonesia: From Reporting Violence to Promoting Peace (2013)