UP LAW FACULTY

UP LAW FACULTY

Associate Professor

Rommel J. CASIS


(+632) 8 920 5514 loc 207/230

EDUCATION

University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1995)

University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Laws (2001)

Columbia Law School, Master of Laws (2010)

PROFILE

Professor Casis received his LL.M from Columbia University in 2010, specializing in International Law, Climate Change Law and Environmental Law. He earned the distinction of being a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (magna cum laude equivalent). A member of the Order of the Purple Feather, UP Law’s honor society, for all his years in law school, he graduated in the top ten of his class, receiving the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence. He also received other distinctions upon graduation, including the Maria Clara Lopez Campos Prize for Best Paper in Commercial Law, champion of the national rounds, and being one of the ten best oralists in the world during the international rounds of the Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and being the overall champion of the Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition. He has been teaching at UP Law since 2005 and became a full-time faculty member since 2008. As a working law student, he was a researcher for the Institute of Government and Law Reform and the Institute of International Legal Studies of the UP Law Center.

Before joining the full-time faculty, Professor Casis was an associate in the Manila office of Baker & McKenzie and was engaged in the corporate law practice for six years for high-profile clients. His practice generally revolved around mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment structuring, real estate, and property transactions, and corporate governance and compliance.

Professor Casis has four law treatises (i.e., on Agency, Partnership, Damages, and Torts) published by the University of the Philippines. His fifth book, titled “The Law on Contracts,” was published by Lexis Nexis in 2016. He recently co-authored a book with Ambassador Malaya of the Department of Foreign Affairs titled “Treaties: Guidance on Practices and Procedures.” He is also the editor of several other books, the most recent being a volume on Asian Comparative Law. He has also published articles and papers appearing on the Asian Yearbook of International Law and the Philippine Yearbook of International Law. He also has his papers published in the Philippine Law Journal, the Ateneo Law Journal, the IBP Journal, and the World Bulletin.

Professor Casis teaches International Environmental Law and Policy in the LL.M Program of the University of the Philippines and Public International Law in the J.D. Program. He also teaches Obligations and Contracts, Torts and Damages, and Supervised Legal Research.

In addition to teaching full-time, Professor Casis is the Director of the Institute of International Legal Studies of the University of the Philippines Law Center (IILS). As Director of the IILS, he is involved in and supervises various research projects involving international law, including but not limited to International Environmental Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Trade Law, and most recently, Space Law. He is also the Managing Editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law and editor of the Philippine Yearbook of International Law. He also serves as Executive Director of the Philippine Society of International Law. Professor Casis also serves as faculty adviser to the moot court teams of the College of Law, including the Jessup, Stetson, Asia Cup, IHL, Price, and Jackson Moot Court teams. As the adviser, he has steered a number of these teams to championships locally and internationally.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Editor, ASIAN COMPARATIVE LAW (ED.) (2021)

Author, TREATIES: GUIDANCE ON PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES (2019)

Author, THE LAW ON CONTRACTS (LEXIS NEXIS 2016).

Author, ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPINE LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE ON DAMAGES (2012).

Author, ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPINE LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE ON TORTS AND QUASI-DELICTS (2012).

Author, ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPINE AGENCY LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE (2011).

Author, ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPINE PARTNERSHIP LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE (2011).

Editor, EXPERTS DIALOGUE ON PHILIPPINE CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY: MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION MEASURES (ED.) (2009)

Editor, LEGAL LIABILITIES FOR MARITIME DISASTERS (ED.) (2009).

Editor, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE: AN ASSESSMENT (ED.) (1999)

Articles

Author, Dualism and the Incongruence Between Objective International Law and the Philippine Practice of International Law 2020 Phil. Y of Intl. L 41
 
Author, Blame Game: Determining Contributory Negligence 63 Ateneo L.J. 955 (2019)
 
Author, The ICRC Study on Customary IHL: A New Model for Developing Custom? World Bulletin (2019)
 
Author, A Brief Review of the Precautionary Principle as Observe from Philippine State Practice, Philippine Yearbook of International Law 93 93 (2017)
 

Author, Developing Country Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements: The Philippine Experience Philippine Yearbook of International Law 57 (2017)

Author, Negligence in Jurisprudence 39 IBP J No. 3 & 4 (July-December 2014)

Author, Rationalizing Blame: Determining the Proximate Cause in Cases for Quasi-Delicts, 39 J. Integ. Bar Phil. 98 (2014).

Author, Elementary Dilemmas in Philippine Tort Law, 38 IBP Journal 157 (January-June 2013)

Author, Carpio’s Intentional Torts in Philippine Law: A Commentary 88 Phil L J Vol 88 No. 3 (2014)

Author Analytical Survey of 2014 Decisions on Damages IBP Journal (2014)

Author, Analytical Survey of 2013 Decisions on Torts and Quasi-Delicts, 38 J. Integ. Bar Phil. 140 (2013).

Author, Green Rules: Gray Areas and Red Flags, 86 Phil. L. J. 765 (2012).

Author, Analytical Survey of 2011 Supreme Court Decisions on Tort and Damages: Continuing the Jurisprudential Trend IBP J Volume 36 No. 4 (2011)

Author, Predator Principles: Laws of Armed Conflict and Targeted Killing, 85 Phil. L. J. 329 (2011).

Author, Analytical Survey of 2011 Supreme Court Decisions on Torts and Damages: Continuing the Jurisprudential Trend, 36 J. Integ. Bar Phil. 163 (2011).

Author, Painting REDD Offsets Green: A Case for Statutory Deuteranopia, 84 Phil. L. J. 338 (2010).

Author, Constructing the Philippine Climate Change Legal Framework, 83 Phil. L. J. 1011 (2009).

Author, Maroon and Green: The Role of the University in Addressing Climate Change, 9 U.P. Forum No. 9 (2008).

Editor, The Climate Change Crisis: Global Legal Framework, Policy Initiatives and the Philippine Response, in EXPERTS DIALOGUE ON PHILIPPINE CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY: MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION MEASURES (2008).

Author, Seeds of Discontent in the Philippines, Managing Intellectual Property, Issue 122, September 2002

Author, Plant Variety Protection Act of 2002, Asia Pacific Legal Developments Bulletin, Vol. 17 Issue 3 September 2002

COURSES TAUGHT

Agency and Partnership

Credit Transactions

Land Titles and Deeds

Property

Obligations and Contracts

Philippine International Law

Supervised Legal Research

Torts and Damages

Transportation Law and Public Utilities