Information and Publications Division (IPD)

Since 1963, the UP Law Complex Information and Publications Division has been working towards making the law more accessible to students, law practitioners, government agencies and administrators, and discerning readers to fulfill its public service mandate. IPD collaborates with other UP Law Complex institutes in specialized focus areas to provide a holistic approach to legal education.through scholastic works such as studies, monographs, research papers, and journal articles, ensuring that there is cognizance of timely legal issues and partners with internationally recognized authors, respected Philippine legal experts, and top educators.

Some of the notable Publication programs are the following:

  • Textbook Writing Project – As the division’s benchmark series, it offers law students affordable textbooks and reference materials authored by UP Law faculty members. The textbooks cover the core subjects in legal education, and offer in-depth analysis of the law in the local context. The ongoing project has released definitive volumes that have become indispensable for the study of Philippine law.
  • Annual Bar Examination materials – A select group of experts and authorities in each Bar subject craft suggested answers to bar examination questions covering all subjects in the Bar examinations on a yearly basis. The final output is then transmitted to the Chairman of the Supreme Court Bar Examination Committee who, in turn,  relays copies to the respective Bar examiners.

Contact Information

Phone: (+632) 8 920 5514 loc. 219 or 221

Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR)

The Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR) of the UP Law Center is the country’s official repository of all the implementing rules and regulations issued by the different agencies of the Philippine Government. The ONAR found a home in the UP Law Center (UPLC) in 1987, pursuant to Sec. 3, Book VII of the Administrative Code of 1987 (E.O. 292), which required every agency in the government to file with the Office every rule adopted by it for its effectivity.

Since 1990, the ONAR has published the National Administrative Register (NAR), a quarterly bulletin apprising the public of the adoption of new rules and regulations. Attached to ONAR is the Printing Section, which serves as UPLC’s in-house printing press, making it responsible for the printing and publishing the ONAR, and  materials needed in research, seminars, and training programs as well monographs and occasional requested publications.

In line with their function as the central repository of all administrative rules and regulations, ONAR is mandated to do the following:

  1. Publish a quarterly bulletin setting forth the text of rules filed with it during the preceding quarter;
  2. Keep an up-to-date and permanent codification of all rules thus published and remaining in effect, together with a complete index and appropriate tables that are open to the public for inspection; and
  3. Furnish one free copy of each of every issue of the bulletin and of the codified rules or supplements to the Office of the President, Congress, all appellate courts, the National Library, and such other agencies that Congress may select

Only properly certified rules, regulations, and issuances adopted by government agencies within the definition provided for in the Administrative Code of 1987 are required to be filed with ONAR. Generally, those in scope are implementing rules of general or permanent character.

Contact Information

Phone: (+632) 8 920 5514 loc. 211

UP Law Center Training and Convention Division (TCD)

The Training and Convention Division (TCD) spearheads the thrust of the Law Center for an empowered citizenry armed with strong legal consciousness and understanding to attain a just and humane society. Specifically, TCD pursues the upgrade of professional competence and public responsibility of the members of the Bench and Bar; further refines the skills of practicing lawyers; prepares Bar candidates for the Bar Examination; and informs the public and members of the Bar and legal academic circles of recent developments in the different branches of the law and allied disciplines.

TCD regularly organizes training and education programs, workshops, seminars, and conferences as part of the support services of the Law Center. Its current programs include the following:

  • UP Law Bar Institute – An extensive course for all law graduates intending to take the Bar examinations conducted and handled by faculty members of the UP College of Law and other professional Bar reviewers.
  • Popularizing the Law (POPLAW) Seminars – These seminars and symposiums are aimed and targeted to aid specific groups in their discharge of public functions effectively and efficiently.
  • Barangay Legal Education Seminars (BLES) and BLES Echo Seminars – This provides continuing legal education program for barangay officials through the BLES Seminars and TCD hopes to trickle down the same knowledge of the law to other stakeholders and members of the community through the BLES Echo Seminars.

For more information on the Law Center, download the brochure here.

Contact Information

Phone: (+632) 8 920 5514 loc. 224 or 223; (+632) 8 929 7156