News Archive

July 23, 2019
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! Academic Exchange Program

July 11, 2019
The University of the Philippines Law Center, the Brigham Young University and the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID), is organizing the 3rd International Forum on Law and Religion on July 31, 2019.

July 11, 2019
List of candidates conditionally accepted to the UP LL.M. Program

July 3, 2019
The UP Law Center is proud to announce the release of Professor Dante B. Gatmaytan's latest book, Local Government: Law and Jurisprudence (Volumes I and II).

June 27, 2019
UP College of Law Sends Academic Delegation to Spain.

June 18, 2019
Asia-Pacific Journal on International Humanitarian Law CALL FOR PAPERS

June 13, 2019

May 3, 2019
Information Memorandum - UP Law Bar 2018 Results

May 2, 2019
Application process for UP LLM is now open

April 29, 2019
UP Law team breaks into Jessup quarter finals, wins special awards

April 29, 2019
UP Law Moot Team bags 2019 Price Media Law championship

April 24, 2019
UP College of Law Launches New LL.M. Program for AY 2019-2020.

March 26, 2019
Prof. Elizabeth Aguiling-Pangalangan: PH withdrawal from ICC ‘shortsighted’

March 6, 2019
Prof. Jay Batongbacal on the PH-US Mutual Defense Treaty and the "Grey Zone" Chinese strategy

March 5, 2019
UP Law Wins 2019 Jessup National Championships

February 28, 2019
Multiple republication not applied to cyber libel law

February 28, 2019
Cyber libel case against Maria Ressa, deficient - Prof. JJ Disini

February 28, 2019
TSEK.PH Launched

February 28, 2019
Prof. Tony La Viña on rehabilitating Manila Bay

February 20, 2019
UP IHR releases Q&A on Lowering the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

February 6, 2019
UP IHR conducts RTD on EJK, hosts Harvard Law School interns

December 10, 2018
Analysis of Philippines-China MOU on Cooperation in Oil and Gas Development

December 3, 2018
Alumni News: Rosmari Carandang appointed as new SC Justice

November 29, 2018
A call for State vigilance in the West Philippine Sea

November 16, 2018
New editorial board for Philippine Law Journal Editorial Volume 92

November 29, 2018
A call for State vigilance in the West Philippine Sea

November 16, 2018
New editorial board for Philippine Law Journal Editorial Volume 92

November 13, 2018
UP IHR co-organizes human rights conference

November 13, 2018
UP IHR co-organizes human rights conference

November 13, 2018
UP IHR co-hosts climate change summit

November 9, 2018
Law Aptitude Examination (LAE) for AY 2019-2020 set for 17 February 2019

November 6, 2018
The footprint of Mrs. S in UP Law annals

November 6, 2018
Weather stations on military bases also serve the purpose of the military base.

October 29, 2018
A call on Law Faculty to help generate a better informed public.

October 24, 2018
UP Law Complex, UP OUTLaws partner for Forum on Gender Discrimination and SOGIE Equality Bill

October 8, 2018
Call for Applications: Young Leaders' Program 2019 in Law at Kyushu University (Deadline: October 25, 2018)

September 18, 2018
UP Law Teachers weigh in on Proclamation No. 572

September 18, 2019
PH International Law Society holds Inaugural Conference, cites relevance of International Law

September 03, 2018
Philippine International Law Society's Conference on September 7, 2018 to tackle wide-ranging issues

August 29, 2018
Event Report: Colloquium on the 2018 Draft Federal Constitution with the UP Institute of Government and Law Reform

July 26, 2018
Announcement: UP Law Freshmen Orientation 2018 on August 3 and 4, 2018

July 16, 2018
Catherine Pedrosa appointed to Legal Education Board as student representative

June 28, 2018
Notice on the Final List of UP Law Aptitude Examination Qualifiers for SY 2018-2019

June 28, 2018
Ang Atin ay Atin: Message of independence asserted during Prof. Hilbay's talk on the West Philippine Sea

June 28, 2018
UP, Stanford University link up for Law programs

June 28, 2018
Call for papers: Philippine Society of International Law National Conference 2018

June 27, 2018
Video: UP Law Class of 2018 University Graduation and College Recognition Rites

June 26, 2018
Notice of Final List of UP LAE Conditional Qualifiers for SY 2018-2019.

June 20, 2018
Now available at the UPLC Book Room: "Underclass: Public Interest Law Practice Perspectives" by Prof. Dante B. Gatmaytan

June 8, 2018
Championship win for UP at the 2018 ANC Square Off: The Firm Debates

June 4, 2018
UP Team bags Team Prize in Best Victim's Counsel at the 2018 ICC Moot Court Competition

June 4, 2018
UP Community bids farewell to Sec. Edgardo Angara

May 22, 2018
Notice of Instructions for Incoming UP Law Freshmen, A.Y. 2018 - 2019

May 18, 2018
Event Report: UP Institute of Human Rights holds "Strengthening Support for RPRH Law Implementation: Training of Legal Advocates"

May 18, 2018
Prof. Batongbacal: Foreign Policy skewed in favor of China

May 16, 2018
Second List of UP Law Aptitude Examination (LAE) Qualifiers and Conditional Qualifiers.

May 15, 2018
UP Law students join mobilization after CJ Sereno ouster

May 15, 2018
A lesson in a quo warranto pleadings

May 15, 2018
UP Law members among signatories for “A Call for Adherence to Constitutional Process”

May 10, 2018
First List of UP Law Aptitude Examination (LAE) Qualifiers for SY 2018-2019 Released.

May 10, 2018
Event Announcement: UP IHR to hold FGD on "The Intersection and Tensions of Energy Governance, Climate Change, and Human Rights in Protecting the Vulnerable Groups"

May 4, 2018
Professor Hilbay responds to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque’s position on joint explorations in the West Philippine Sea

April 24, 2018
Maritime Law expert critiques proposed constitutional amendments on Philippine sovereignty

April 24, 2018
ConstiTutok InfoSeries PART 2B : Attempts to Amend the 1973 Constitution

April 13, 2018
From Talk to Tangibles: Setting the tone for Law Complex fora

April 13, 2018
Lecture on "The Role of Courts in Constitutional Deconsecration" to be held April 16, 2018

April 13, 2018
"Human Wrongs" exhibit on show at Malcolm Hall Lobby, April 16-20, 2018

April 6, 2018
ANC interview with Professor Jay Batongbacal on PH-China joint exploration: "Legality is still an open question."

April 4, 2018
The Institute of Government and Law Reform launches its Infoseries with ConstiTutok

April 2, 2018
Event Announcement: IMLOS Symposium on Trashing Paradise: Philippine Coastal Tourism, Marine Pollution and the Law on April 10, 2018

April 2, 2018
UP Law wins championship in 2018 Stetson International Moot Court Competition

March 22, 2018

March 15, 2018
Law schools release statement calling for adherence to the constitutional process on Chief Justice's impeachment

March 15, 2018
Ex post facto law prohibited under the Constitution: lesson in CrimLaw.

March 15, 2018
Prof. Hilbay "retorts on government's call for unity on West Philippine Sea policy", "UP Law academic weighs in on the quo warranto petition filed against the Chief Justice by Solgen Calida."

March 15, 2018
IMLOS Director on PH-China Loans: “It’s like mortgaging our natural resources, and it is unconstitutional”

March 7, 2018
Prof. Dan Gatmaytan: Precedents cited by SolGen Calida do not ensure CJ Sereno's removal

March 1, 2018
UP Law dominates the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, claims the national title

March 1, 2018
UP Law expert in Maritime Law consulted by Senate Committee on Science and Technology

February 27, 2018
IHR launches three publications on Children's Rights in 2018 opener

February 21, 2018
No to CHA-CHA coalition launched by A Coalition Led by Two Framers of the 1987 Constitution.

February 14, 2018
UP Law Center comments on House Bill No. 6027 seeking the dissolution of marriage based on irreconcilable differences or severe and chronic unhappiness

February 9, 2018
UP Law Center launches its Charter Revision Project

February 5, 2018
Prof. Florin Hilbay "discusses how the Carandang suspension should reach the Supreme Court" and "Violate-the-law-now, seek-reversal-later’ attitude anathema to rule of law"

February 5, 2018
Profs. La Viña, Hilbay, and Gatmaytan on Deputy Ombudsman Carandang's "unconstitutional" suspension

February 5, 2018
Institute of Human Rights kicks-off 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

February 3, 2018
Prof. Dante Gatmaytan: Numbers Game vs. the Rule of Law?

February 3, 2018
Prof. Batongbacal calls for caution and transparency on Marine Scientific Research in West Philippine Sea

February 3, 2018

Prof. JJ Disini on regulating Social Media

January 29, 2018
Prof. Dante Gatmaytan on Charter Change: "An assembly beholden to the President may not necessarily produce the best document"

January 29, 2018
UP Board of Regents names Prof. Fides Cordero-Tan as new UP Law Dean

January 24, 2018

Prof. Jay Batongbacal: "We are not a nation of beggars"

January 24, 2018
Prof. JJ Disini: Is Cyber Libel a continuing crime?

January 22, 2018
Professor Sol Mawis on SEC-Rappler Ruling: Bill of Rights in jeopardy?

January 19, 2018
Prof. Florin Hilbay: "Martial Law in time of 1987 Constitution"

January 16, 2018
UP Law team bags Championship, Best Overall Memorial, and Best Speaker in 2018 Stetson Moot Court Competition - Southeast Asian Regional Rounds

November 28, 2017
UP teams wins championship and finalist slots 2017 Justitia Moot Court Competition

November 28, 2017
Nominees announced for UP College of Law Deanship

November 24, 2017
Prof. Tony La Viña: A case of Perjury

November 24, 2017
Class of 1992 heads 2017 UP Law Grand Alumni Homecoming

November 8, 2017
13th Paralegal Training Program now open for applications

November 7, 2017

September 27, 2017
UP Law Faculty joins call to stop "Chain of Killings"

September 22, 2017
Philippine Law Journal No. 3 - March 2017, and No. 4 - May 2017 now available at the UP Law Complex Book Room

September 14, 2017
Promoting the Human Right to Reproductive Health: IHR co-heads seminar for teachers and counselors

August 24, 2017
UP Law Center Institute for the Administration of Justice holds forum on on religious freedom in the secular state

August 17, 2017
UP Law Class of 1992 holds Turnover Ceremony for their Legacy Project

July 26, 2017
12th Paralegal Training Program (PTP12) now open for registration

July 26, 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT: Enrollment is currently open for the Law Instruction Development Program on Commercial Law, and Law on Taxation (Oct. 9-15,2017)

July 19, 2017

July 6, 2017
Law Aptitude Examination (LAE) Interview Results - List of Students Qualified for Admission for A.Y. 2017-2018.

July 6, 2017
UP Law Team wins Best Applicant Memorial in the 2017 Philip Jessup Public International Law Moot Court Competition.

July 4, 2017
UP wins 1st Pan-Asia International Human Rights Moot

July 1, 2017
Dean Agabin Assails Members of the Lower House

May 23, 2017
UP Law finishes as semi-finalist in 2017 ICC Moot Court

May 16, 2017
List of 2017 LAE Interview Qualifiers
Interview Schedule: 13-16 June 2017
Please proceed to the Ambion Room, Malcolm Hall, at the day of your interview.

May 15, 2017
New releases under UP Law Center Publications: TAXATION IN THE PHILIPPINES; PHIL. MANUAL OF LEGAL CITATION (8th Ed.)

May 11, 2017
Registration Procedure for Incoming Freshmen AY 2017-2018

May 8, 2017
UP Institute of Human Rights co-hosts forum on "Drug Issues: Different Perspectives"

April 11, 2017
UP Law team finishes as semifinalist for the 2017 Price Media Law Moot Court Competition

April 10, 2017
Law Aptitude Examination Results - List of Students Qualified for Admission for A.Y. 2017-2018.

April 3, 2017
UP Law wins second place in the 21st Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition.

March 30, 2017
Efficacy, efficiency, and in support of the common good -- UP President Concepcion interviewed on leading the premier state university.

March 30, 2017
Prof. Jay Batongbacal interviewed on Chinese incursions into Benham Rise.

March 24, 2017
UP Institute of International Legal Studies holds forum on Philippine Policy on Free Trade Agreements.

March 24, 2017
IHR holds a Roundtable Discussion on the Philippines’ Obligations on the Death Penalty Under the Second Optional Protocol to ICCPR.

March 23, 2017
The UP Law Class of 1992 is inviting everyone to join the annual Malcolm Cup Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Manila Golf and Country Club.

March 22, 2017
Prof. Jay Batongbacal: Philippines has absolute sovereignty over Scarborough Shoal, beyond any doubt.

March 21, 2017
11th Foundation Course of the Paralegal Training Program (PTP11) now open for registration.

March 16, 2017
THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES by Arnold F. De Vera (2017 Edition)

March 16, 2017

March 14, 2017
Prof. Florin Hilbay argues before the Supreme Court on Senator de Lima behalf, urges Senator's release.

February 15, 2017
"LEGAL METHOD ESSENTIALS 3.0" by Prof. Dante B. Gatmaytan, now available at the UP Law Center Book Room.

February 10, 2017
Danilo Concepcion steps in as 21st UP President.

February 2, 2017
PNP renews a Memorandum of Agreement with UP College of Law on legal education and training for police.

February 2, 2017
The Office of Legal Aid (OLA) received the Gawad Pangulo Award for Excellence in Public Service 2016.

January 10, 2017
UP Law wins 2017 Stetson Int'l Environmental Moot Court - Southeast Asian Regional Rounds.

January 5, 2017
Prof. Jay Batongbacal: PH "losing room for manoeuvrability" over West Philippine Sea.

December 9, 2016
Outline for the UP Law Center 2016-2017 Advanced Bar Review now available online.

November 28, 2016
Prof. John Molo offers free legal services for anti-Marcos protesters who were sexually harassed online.

November 16, 2016
Dean Danilo Concepcion voted as the 21st UP President.

December 9, 2016
Outline for the UP Law Center 2016-2017 Advanced Bar Review now available online.

December 9, 2016
Call for Associate Lawyer or Underbar Legal Assistant applicants for Jimeno, Cope and David Law Offices.

November 28, 2016
Prof. John Molo offers free legal services for anti-Marcos protesters who were sexually harassed online.

November 16, 2016
Dean Danilo Concepcion voted as the 21st UP President.

November 16, 2016
Dean Pacifico Agabin interviewed on the possible suspension of the writ of habeas corpus.

October 25, 2016
New Release: "Legal Education: The Search for its Strategic Center in Filipino Cultural Development" by Merlin Magallona

October 25, 2016
UP College of Law wins the 2016 National Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law.

October 24, 2016
Prof. Jay Batongbacal: Presidents are not expected to make meaningless statements.

October 5, 2016
Prof. Batongbacal, Prof. La Viña: Former Defense Secretary Gazmin "duly authorized" to sign EDCA.

October 4, 2016
Forum on Federalism held in UP College of Law.

September 27, 2016
Event Announcement: Roundtable Discussion on the Data Privacy Act and Its Implementing Rules and Regulations.

September 21, 2016
Prof. Rowena Daroy-Morales, interviewed on Senate probe on extrajudicial killings.

August 18, 2016
UP Law Student Government calls for the immediate end of extrajudicial killings.

August 9, 2016
UP Red Cross Moot Team and UP Stetson Moot Team open for tryouts.

August 8, 2016
ANNOUNCEMENT 9th Foundation Course of the Paralegal Training Program now open for applications.

August 8, 2016
2016 UP College of Law Commencement Exercises Special Issue now online

August 5, 2015
Draft of the Philippine Code of Crimes: Book I now online for public comment.

July 28, 2016
UP College of Law Faculty Scholarship Series launched with “The Philippines in the International Law of the Sea”

July 22, 2016
Prof. Florin T. Hilbay responds to journalists' comments on decisions he made as Solicitor General.

July 14, 2016
Prof. Jay L. Batongbacal interviewed on Mornings@ANC regarding the South China Sea Arbitration.

July 13, 2016
Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza and former Solicitor General Professor Florin Hilbay: Favorable ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration as leverage in the Philippines' relations with China. The joint statement of the former Solicitors General is available here.

July 10, 2016
ICC Justice Prof. Raul Pangalangan: ASEAN countries can use ruling by an international court to make a stand on South China Sea disputes without hurting China.

July 13, 2016
Solicitors general under the Aquino administration say the ruling is 'a potent legal platform' for our 'goal of effectively asserting our maritime entitlements under UNCLOS.

International Criminal Court (ICC) Justice and Professor Raul Pangalangan said members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations could use this week’s ruling by an international court to make a stand on the South China Sea territorial disputes without hurting China.

Forum Report IILS Forum on GM Crops: Public Perception and Trade Regulation Practices

Forum Report IHR Roundtable Discussion on Good Conduct Time Allowance for Prisoners

Forum Report IHR Roundtable Discussion on Bridging the Racial Divide

Ombudsman Morales receives Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales: The Law is not an Instrument of Oppression

22 June 2016
The following passed the interview phase of the admissions process to the UP College of Law.

Announcement: List of Interview Passers qualified for admission (SY 2016-2017)

UP Law Student awarded by Queen Elizabeth II for work on Typhoon Yolanda.

6 June 2016
Announcement for those who passed the Law Aptitude Examination. (ADDITIONAL INFORMATION)

Please see the attached schedule for interviews of applicants for admissions to the College of Law.

To all incoming students (admitted and those scheduled for interview), kindly fill out this information sheet and follow the instructions provided therein.
Please return the accomplished form to the Office of the College Secretary, College of Law, ON OR BEFORE MAY 20, 2016.

UP grad and Inquirer scholar tops bar exams.


For Interview LAE 2016-2017

The 8th Foundation Course of the UP Law Center Paralegal Training Program is open for registration until June 10, 2016.

Registration Procedure / Checklist for First Year Law Students AY 2016-2017

2016 Celebrating Class Announcements

2016 LAE RESULTS (Letter to LAE passers)

The UP College of Law commemorative watch is now available for only P2,999.

The Class of 1991 requests all the UP Law alumni to save this date: Friday, 25 November 2016, 7pm-12mn for the annual homecoming which will be held at Rizal Ballrooms A. B and C of Makati Shangri-la. 

UP BGC to open soon

Dean Tony La Viña of the ASG praises Professor Hilbay's work as the Solicitor General on the Poe disqualification cases.


UP IHR Spearheads Conference on Human Rights Mechanism of the ASEAN.

The UP LAW CENTER never issued a legal opinion on the citizenship of Senator Grace Poe.

Information Bulletin for AY 2016-2017

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. stands with Dean Raul Pangalangan at the rostrum of the Plenary Hall of the House of Representatives last September 9th.

Professor Harry Roque represents fisherfolk who filed a complaint against the government of China has been filed before three bodies of the United Nations (UN) urging direct intervention and investigation of human rights violations.