M. Haffas, R. Jatnika

Universitas Padjadjaran (INDONESIA)
“Ubi societas ibi ius”, where there are people there is law. “Everyone is considered knows about the positive law”. Both expression and the principle known in the theory of law is implicitly assigned the state to perform legal socialization seriously for each individual community to know and understand the law properly so that they can act and behave in accordance with applicable law.

Socialization of law is not an easy job, public attention to the law, in general, only happens when they have an interest in it. Ideally, socialization of law should be done partially, contextual, and actual that legal knowledge can be conveyed well understood. Socialization of law requires time, effort, and great expense, and must be done continuously. Constraints that can be overcome in a manner that is effective and efficient, through "Distributed-Centralized" Knowledge Management System of Law.

“Distributed-Centralized” Knowledge Management System of Law combines theoretical legal materials, positive legal materials, practical legal material, and other legal materials in an integrated way. The four legal materials are designed in a structured and indexed way so that one can mutually refer to each other. The system is distributed as a server application that can run on an Internet server (master server), Intranet servers, and stand-alone computers or gadgets. The system has an auto-update feature to allow the scattered distribution system that have the same content.

Legal knowledge is different with other knowledge. Legal knowledge placed into the system must be verified in order not to mislead the user. Therefore, the process of knowledge acquisition must be done specifically.

This study aims to determine the similarities and differences between the style of legal documents with other documents, arranging legal documents in accordance with the discipline of knowledge management so as to have a value-added, and create a draft Model and Architecture of "Distributed-Centralized" Knowledge Management System of Law.

The research methodology used is as follows:
1. Introduction Research
2. The study of literature
3. Interview
4. Analysis and Design:
a. Data Processing Results of Interviews and Literature.
b. Determining Problems
c. Designing Models
d. Designing Architecture.

The results of this study, once implemented, would be useful for:
1. Make the students, academics and legal practitioners and the public easy to:
a) understand the law,
b) get the legislation quickly, easily, and cheaply,
c) obtain examples of the application of positive legal theory and in practice.
2. Assist the government's task in distributing positive law so that the principle of legal fiction can be rationally acceptable.