The College of Law is a hub of legal scholarship. It publishes the Philippine Law Journal, a student edited review that has become “a significant teaching aid”1 and “an institution within an institution.”2 For decades the PLJ has provided “necessary background research to legal practitioners” and presented the views of legal experts on the direction the law should take in certain areas. PLJ articles have proven influential in the development of the law, and have been cited by the Supreme Court in a number its decisions.3
The College of Law recently launched The Philippine Law and Society Review in collaboration with scholars from the various units of the UP System. The PLSR is a biannual online, peer-reviewed publication that analyzes the intersection between law and other disciplines such as history, philosophy, economics, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, psychology, literature, and politics.
In addition, the UP Law Center is mandated to “undertake the publications of studies, monographs, research papers, articles,
and other works or writings on law.”4 The various offices within the Law Center publish journals, compendia, and other legal materials on judicial administration, human rights, international law, law reform, and information technology. These publications provide timely analyses of legal developments and assist a wide range of clients from law students to judges.
1 Irene R. Cortes, Legal Education in the Philippines: The Role of the Philippine Law Journal in the 1990s, 65 Phil. L. J. 2 (1990).
2 Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, Foreword: The Philippine Law Journal and the Centennial Year of the University of the Philippines, 83 Phil. L. J. 2 (2008).
4 Rep. Act No. 3870, sec. 1(4) (1964).