The Living Law’s Relationship With State Law In The Judge’s Decision: Indonesian Legal Pluralism 
Tri Laksmi Indreswari
Tri Laksmi Indreswari*, Diponegoro University, semarang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia.

Manuscript received on November 6, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 4189-4191 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D7726118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D7726.118419

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Abstract: The plurality that Indonesia has creates legal pluralism where there are more than one law in force, state law as a legislative and living law product as a law that lives and develops in the community for generations. In the judicial process both laws can be used as a legal source for judges in deciding cases. This research includes legal socio-research which aims to analyze the living law as a legal source of judges and the relationship between state law and the living law in judges’ decisions with a perspective of legal pluralism. Judges can use the living law as a source of law by making legal discoveries. The relation between state law and the living law in a judge’s decision is a synergic, interactive relationship as an effort to overcome the legal gap between law in the books and law in actions with the main goal of realizing a substantive justice decision.
Keywords: The Living Law, Source of Law, Judge’s Decision.
Scope of the Article: Open Source: Challenges and Opportunities.