UP COLLEGE OF LAW

UP COLLEGE OF LAW

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COLLEGE NEWS

UP COLLEGE OF LAW PROGRAMS

The University of the Philippines offers the following degree programs awarded by the College of Law:

  • 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

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 the 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 with interacting national judicial systems under the unique ASEAN Charter-based horizontal integration.

ADMISSIONS FOR AY 2019-2020 IS NOW CLOSED. Kindly wait for further announcements on AY 2020-2021 or view the course FAQ.

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 of 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 UP 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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship applications from qualified students for its Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs are only accepted during the admissions period. Students are matched to the type of scholarship grant based on their academic standing and/or financial need. The annual application process (beginning in the Summer) will allow applicants to indicate their interest in and eligibility for scholarships. Additional information may be requested based on the type of scholarship applied forPlease watch this space for announcements.

Alternatively, for a list of external scholarships (from the UP system, government, and corporate/private sponsors), please visit the university’s Scholarships and Grants page. You may send your applications directly to the scholarship program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UP LAW STUDENTS

The UP College of Law celebrates diversity in its students. The students come from diverse academic backgrounds—political science, economics, philosophy, chemistry, biology, geodetic engineering, and medicine,  among others. 

For their extra-curricular activities, they 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. They also send a delegation to the annual Conflicts of Law, an inter-law school sports competition organized by the Association of Law Students of the Philippines.

More information on student activities and resources are available here.

UP LAW FACULTY

UP College of Law Faculty

The UP Law Faculty is known for its expertise in the various fields of law and is recruited by invitation to teach in the College. Policy makers call on the Faculty regularly for their 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 counsels for various parties or as amicus curiae. Two former members of the College are now sitting Justices of the present Supreme Court – Associate Justices Francis Jardeleza and Marvic M.V.F. Leonen. Judge Raul Pangalangan of the International Criminal Court also served as the faculty’s Dean. The Law Faculty is also widely published in prestigious Philippine and international journals.

Know more about the UP Law Faculty members here.

UP LAW FACULTY

 

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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. The UP College of Law was among the first seven Colleges established after the foundation of the University of the Philippines on June 18, 1908. It marked its centennial year in 2011 as the lead unit of what is now the UP Law Complex. During its first hundred years, the transformation of the College has been 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.

LAW APTITUDE EXAM (LAE)

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. Click here for more information.

 

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THE 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

The UP Law Complex, an integrated system of national legal institutions within the University of the Philippines promotes teaching, research, training, information and legal extension services to ensure a just society which shall always be responsive to the challenges of social change. Its numerous roles shall be relevant to the growing legal and other law related needs of the Filipino people.

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

Address (UP Diliman)

University of the Philippines College of Law
Malcolm Hall, Roxas Avenue, UP Diliman
Quezon City 1101 Philippines                   

Address (UP BGC)

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

PHONE (diliman CAMPUS)

(+632) 8 920 5514

PHONE (BGC CAMPUS)

(+63) 945 299 7304 (Globe)
(+63) 961 172 9002 (Smart)

Email (All inquiries)

secretary.law@up.edu.ph 
llm.upd@up.edu.ph (for LLM)

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