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

Associate Professor of Law


Professor Victoria A. Avena received her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of the Philippines, cum laude, in 1982 and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1983. She received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Columbia University School of Law in1993. Her course selection included: civil and criminal procedure, evidence, criminal law, white-collar crime, law and sexuality, and accounting.

She has been teaching the subjects Civil Procedure and Evidence in the College of Law since 1994. She headed the UP Law Center Information and Publication Division from August 2004 to 2009. She served as Commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government from June 2001 to June 2004. She is also a Lecturer for the UP Law Center Institute on Government and Law Reform from 2001 until present. She held the post of UP Office of the Legal Aid Director from 2000 to 2001.

She is currently on sabbatical leave.


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BAF, University of the Philippines, 1978
LLB, University of the Philippines, 1982
LLM, Columbia University, 1993