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Office: 117 Malcolm Hall
Mail: College of Law, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101
Tel: 920-5514

Associate Professor of Law


Atty. Battad obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service from UP. She also obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from U.P. in 1981, and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Yale University School of Law in 1998. She is an Assistant Professor at the U.P. College of Law, and former Director of the Office of Legal Aid of the same College from 1 June 2008 to 7 June 2011. She was a former University General Counsel of the University of the Philippines (UP) System from July 2003 to February 2005.

She has taken human rights courses, trainings and fellowships in USA, Europe and Australia. She has also written articles and done research on topics such as gender equality, human rights and developmental legal aid.

Atty. Battad is also a human rights advocate. She is a member of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) and the founding and current Chairperson of the Street Children Development Center.


BA, Political Science, University of the Philippines, 1978
BS, Foreign Service, University of the Philippines
LLB, University of the Philippines, 1981
LLM, Yale University, 1998