UP Law to Publish its First Literary Folio

UP College of Law to Publish its First Literary Folio: Opens submission of entries Note: Submission deadline is extended until 19 April 2021. 19 March 2021 - Memo of Dean Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II 22 January 2021 - Memo of Dean Fides Cordero Tan The UP College of Law has launched its first-ever literary folio entitled “Dito sa UP Law: Many Voices, One Community” which will be published on online platforms. The submission of entries is open to all members of the UP Law Community (i.e. enrolled students and faculty and staff of the College). Entrants may submit their…

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Qualified Applicants for the Law Aptitude Exam 2021

Qualified Applicants for the Law Aptitude Exam (LAE) 2021 The Admissions Committee is pleased to announce that a total of 1,494 applicants have qualified to take the LAE which is scheduled on 16 May 2021, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. The LAE 2021 will be conducted online through ExamSoft. The  deadline for payment of the LAE fee is on 10 May 2021, Wednesday. Prior to the LAE, a Mock LAE will be held on 02 May 2021, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. The Mock LAE is a prerequisite for the LAE, and failure to take the Mock LAE is a ground for disqualification from…

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UP IHR Director Participates in ILO Workshop

UP IHR Director Participates in ILO Workshop on Extrajudicial Killings of Labor Leaders On March 23, 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) hosted a virtual workshop on the extrajudicial killings of labor rights advocates in the Philippines. Participants from the government, trade unions, and the academe assessed the existing efforts to promote and protect workers’ rights, as well as proposed mechanisms to strengthen these efforts. In particular, the workshop focused on Administrative Order No. 15, which created an Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) to investigate extra-legal killings and other civil rights violations committed by State and non-State actors. Among those who spoke…

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The World Bulletin Journal Call for Papers

University of the Philippines Law Center Institute of International Legal Studies – WORLD BULLETIN JOURNAL CALL FOR PAPERS The World Bulletin under the University of the Philippines – Institute of International Legal Studies is having a special issue on INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL SECURITY ARCHITECTURES: TRENDS, CHALLENGES, AND WAYS FORWARD. Topics include but are not limited to the following: counterterrorism, preventing extremism and human rights, food security, police power and security in a time of pandemic, cybersecurity/technology, and other related issues. Submission of original, unpublished critical essays, articles, case comments and book reviews focused on the theme from the perspective of…

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Availability of Pre-LAE Test

LAE Announcement: Availability of Pre-LAE Test Following the extended period for verification and payment, the Pre-LAE Text (known last year as the Prep Course) will be open from March 24 to 28, 2021. Your Pre-LAE Text result, along with other information submitted in your application (including the GWA) will be considered in determining your eligibility to take the LAE. Login credentials to the Pre-LAE will be sent via email (to the address provided in the application) within 2-3 days of verification of your payment.  

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Protect Lawyers, Stop Impunity, and Uphold the Rule of Law

AN URGENT APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT TO PROTECT ITS LAWYERS, STOP IMPUNITY, AND UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW WE, the undersigned lawyers[1] and officers of the Court, earnestly and urgently call the attention of the Court to the deeply disturbing action widely reported in the media that the Philippine National Police has asked trial courts to compile a list of “lawyers who represents [sic] Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) personalities.” Inquiries with other lawyers and court officials across the country by curious and concerned lawyers confirmed that similar letters were received by them. That the top leadership has subsequently denied…

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Fr. Joaquin Bernas S.J., Eminent Constitutionalist, Passes Away at 88

Fr. Joaquin Bernas S.J, eminent Constitutionalist, passes away at 88 Father Joaquin G. Bernas S.J., one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution and Dean Emeritus of the Ateneo Law School, passed away March 6. He was 88. Ateneo Law School Dean Jose Maria Hofileña confirmed the eminent Constitutionalist’s death in a memo released early this morning. “This morning brought very sad news of the passing of Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J., Dean Emeritus of the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law,” said UP College of Law Dean Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II. “The College of Law community joins…

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