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UP COLLEGE OF LAW

Statement of the University of the Philippines College of Law Faculty

We, the Faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Law, without exception or reservation, very strongly take exception and condemn the commentary entitled “Duterte foes want to control UP law school” under the byline “TDT” published by the Daily Tribune on 3 February 2021.

The commentary is an unwarranted and offensive attack that not only sullies and casts doubt upon the personalities of the four candidates currently being considered for the position of Dean of the UP College of Law, but also upon the professionalism and track record of the entire Faculty.

This is an unacceptable insult to the independence of the UP Law Faculty and a blatant attempt to invite unabashed political interference in a selection process for academic leadership that should be based purely on academic credentials, management experience and competence, professionalism and collegiality, and community within the College and with the University of the Philippines System.

The four candidates for Dean have their respective unique qualities and qualifications that we, as a collegial body and institution, all respect and accept.

We affirm our commitment to independence from political interference and influence from any quarter, and to the ultimate objectives of the UP College of Law of teaching in The Grand Manner to guide the finest learning and practice of law to the end that we may achieve distributive justice, a just and humane society, the protection and advancement of human rights, and the highest standards of public service for the Filipino people, all under the Rule of Law.

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ISO Certification

We are pleased to announce that following rigid training in quality management system over several months, the UP LAW Complex (UP College of Law and UP Law Center) successfully hurdled the 3rd party audit in October and November 2020 for ISO 9001:2015 certification. The UP LAW Complex, consisting of 20 institutes, divisions, and units, was evaluated and found compliant with the standards “with no NCs (nonconformities).” It is officially recommended and recognized as an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization and will receive its certificate in the coming weeks following usual protocol.

The UP Law Complex reaffirms its commitment to quality service and the highest standards of excellence in its teaching, research, and extension services.

              

What is an ISO certification?


ISO 9001:2015

The UP Law Complex operates a management system that conforms to the standards of ISO. Use the QR code to view the certification. Tap on this box to know more.

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What is an ISO certification?

ISO Standards are internationally agreed by experts. It is the world's best-known quality management standard for companies and organizations of any size.

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ISO 9001:2015

The UP Law Complex operates a management system that conforms to the standards of ISO. Use the QR code to view the certification. Tap or hover on this box to know more.

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What is an ISO certification?

ISO Standards are internationally agreed by experts. It is the world's best-known quality management standard for companies and organizations of any size.

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ISO 9001:2015

The UP Law Complex operates a management system that conforms to the standards of ISO. Use the QR code to view the certification. Tap on this box to know more.

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What is an ISO certification?

ISO Standards are internationally agreed by experts. It is the world's best-known quality management standard for companies and organizations of any size.

Click here to read more.

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ISO 9001:2015

The UP Law Complex operates a management system that conforms to the standards of ISO. Use the QR code to view the certification. Tap or hover on this box to know more.

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What is an ISO certification?

ISO Standards are internationally agreed by experts. It is the world's best-known quality management standard for companies and organizations of any size.

Click here to read more.

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The UP Law Complex operates a management system that conforms to the standards of ISO. Use the QR code to view the certification. Tap on this box to know more.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

The UP College of Law has launched its first-ever literary folio entitled “Dito sa UP Law: Many Voices, One Community”, which serves as an experiential means of reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 original works, which may be any type of literary or visual work that can be included in a literary folio. For the mechanics and entry form, go to:

https://law.upd.edu.ph/up-law-folio-2021/

All creative writing and visual art entries accepted until 19 March 2021 only. Upon publication of the online literary folio, special jury awards may also be granted after evaluation of the entries’ creativity and execution. 

UP College of Law: At the forefront of academic research and meaningful practice

The University of the Philippines College of Law is an institution known for its continuing commitment to academic excellence and service to the public. Among its graduates are Presidents, Vice Presidents, Senators, Speakers of the House and members of Congress, Justices of the Supreme Court, Cabinet Secretaries, academicians and many leaders in the different areas of the legal profession. UP Law was among the first seven Colleges established after the foundation of the University of the Philippines on June 18, 1908. Since then, the College transformed from a professional school offering a degree program, to a Law Complex with a triad of functions: 1) instruction, 2) research, and 3) extension service.

For more information, download our brochure here.

UP COLLEGE OF LAW PROGRAMS

The University of the Philippines offers the following degree programs administered by the College of Law in Diliman and Bonifacio Global City:

  • Regular one-year (minimum) postgraduate program leading to a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree primarily for legal practitioners and jurists, prospective law teachers, as well as professional specialists

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JURIS DOCTOR (J.D.) PROGRAM

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) course entails a study of general principles and basic theories of law as an intellectual discipline, as well as a systematic and analytical examination of the specific codes and statutory enactments in force in the Philippines, together with interpretative court decisions and other pertinent materials. Closely studied are the civil law basis of most private laws of the country and the common law concept embodied in the public laws and derived particularly from Anglo-American jurisprudence. 

A qualified applicant, who passes the Law Aptitude Examination (LAE), must undergo an interview. The LAE is usually administered in the 2nd week of February in seven (7) testing centers (UP Diliman, UP Baguio, UP Cebu, UP Visayas, UP Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro City, Naga City). Registration starts by November. Click here for more information.

MASTER OF LAWS (LL.M.) PROGRAM

Our Master of Laws (LL.M.) program will introduce legal practitioners, law professors, judges, and government counsel to the intricacies of an evolving body of ASEAN regional law and its relationship with Southeast Asian (including Philippine) national laws. The Course provides adequate preparation for an increasingly cross-border regional hybrid legal system interacting with national judicial systems under the unique ASEAN Charter-based horizontal integration. Click here for more information. 

ADMISSIONS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 IS NOW CLOSED. Visit the LL.M. Admissions Page for updates. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UP LAW STUDENTS

The UP College of Law celebrates diversity among its students. The students come from various academic backgrounds—political science, economics, philosophy, chemistry, biology, geodetic engineering, and medicine,  among others. For their extra-curricular activities, they can participate in inter-university debates and various international Moot Court competitions during the year. UP Law students have excelled in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, and Red Cross (Asia-Pacific) International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition. 

What’s it like to study in UP Law? Hear it from our students.

View our Student Experience page here.

UP LAW FACULTY

The UP Law Faculty is known for its expertise in the various fields of law and its members are recruited by invitation to teach in the College. Policymakers call on the Faculty regularly for its insights on pending legislation or to draft laws for congressional action. Members of the faculty litigate cases of national significance. They appear before the Supreme Court either as counsel for various parties or as amicus curiae. A former member of the College Faculty, Marvic M.V.F. Leonen, is now a sitting Justice of the present Supreme Court and Judge Raul Pangalangan serves on the International Criminal Court. Both have also served as former Deans of the College. The Law Faculty is widely published in prestigious Philippine and international journals.

Know more about the UP Law Faculty members here.

UP LAW FACULTY

UP LAW ALUMNI

The UP College of Law Grand Alumni Homecoming is an annual event attended by hundreds of alumni in any given year—graduates who have, through the years, attained distinguished careers in government service, the judiciary, academe, and in private practice. The host class organizes several activities to be participated in by our law alumni and friends of the College. In addition to gathering together our alumni as part of the celebration, these activities serve as fundraiser to support the homecoming and our Alumni Association’s beneficiary: its alma mater.

Know more about the UP Law Alumni here.

The Law Aptitude Examination (LAE) consists of objective tests designed to measure certain abilities and skills necessary for the study of law. Applicants will be assessed for admissions on the basis of both the LAE results and their academic results.

The UP College of Law will be accepting applicants for Academic Year 2021-2022 soon. Please visit: LAE.law.upd.edu.ph. for future announcements or read our FAQs – frequently asked questions here. (For the final list of LAE passers for AY 2020-2021, click here.) 

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LAW CENTER

The UP Law Center, established by Republic Act 3870, has various programs that  carry the law to the wider public in fulfilment of its mandate to raise the legal literacy level of Filipinos. Its Charter directs the institution:
  • to undertake law institutes or study programs for continuing legal education (such as the MCLE, click here to know more);
  • to undertake legal studies and researches on request from the various agencies of the government concerned with law reform, including the committees on Revision of Laws of the House of Representatives and the Senate; and
  • to undertake the publication of studies, monographs, research papers, articles, and other works or writings on law, with special emphasis on those related to its general objectives, and to distribute them at cost to government agencies, judges, lawyers, government administrators and other interested parties

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

CONTACT INFO

Address (UP Diliman)

Malcolm Hall, Osmeña Avenue
University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City 1101 Philippines

Address (UP BGC)

University of the Philippines
Bonifacio Global City (UP BGC)
Taguig City 1634 Philippines

PHONE (diliman CAMPUS)

(+632) 8 920 5514

PHONE (BGC CAMPUS)

(+63) 916 257 1348 (Globe)
(+63) 961 172 9002 (Smart)

Email (All inquiries)

ocs_law.upd@up.edu.ph
llm.upd@up.edu.ph (for LL.M. only)

There is nothing more important at this time than ensuring the health and safety of our faculty, students and staff. Hence, all face-to-face and online classes of UP Law have been suspended (view the Memorandum No. FCT 2020-019 of Dean Fides Cordero-Tan) in accordance with the announcement of Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo. All students must stay at home until further notice.

Professors and students are encouraged to keep in touch online for assignments or other instructions for self-directed learning. Staff may refer to the UP Diliman announcement regarding essential duties. Please refer to our COVID-19 Response webpage for announcements, issuances, and resources. We also provide online legal aid via #UPLawHelps.