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Santy Kouwagam

S. Kouwagam, LL.M., PhD Candidate at Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance, and Development
Santy Kouwagam

Santy Kouwagam joined the Van Vollenhoven Institute in 2012 as a PhD researcher.

Santy has been working as an international lawyer and legal consultant at a private law firm in Indonesia and has handled numerous cross-border cases and commercial transactions.
She obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International and Comparative Law in 2008 with distinction from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to practicing law in a private firm, Santy had training and clerkship in several United States' Government bodies, namely Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas-Family Division and the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender. She also volunteered in a non-profit organization practicing American Immigration law, and had internships within several Indonesian judiciary institutions. 

Her research and activities at the Van Vollenhoven Institute focus on corporate litigation about land in Indonesia.