Faculty of Civil Law

Faculty of Civil Law

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Faculty of Civil Law (1734)

The Faculty of Civil Law aims to develop men and women trained in the theory and practice of law and so imbued with Christian virtues and principles as to be worthy members of the legal profession and the community, particularly devoted to the pursuit of truth and the promotion of justice under a regime of liberty and democracy.

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Juris Doctor

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Patron Saint

Saint Raymund de Peñafort, O.P.

Administrators

Atty. Nilo T. Divina, Ll. B., Dean

Rev. Fr. Isidro C. Abaño, O.P., SThL-MA, Regent

Atty. Arthur B. Capili, Ll. B., Faculty Secretary

Faculty Council

Atty. Nilo T. Divina, Ll. B., Chair

Rev. fr. Isidro C. Abaño, O.P., SThL-MA, Member (Ex-Officio)

Judge Philip Aguinaldo, Member

Atty. Alden Francis Gonzales, Member

Atty. Amado Tayag, Member

Justice Myra Fernandez, Member

Justice Ronald B. Moreno, Member

Judge Myra Quiambao, Member

Atty. Enrique dela Cruz, Jr., Member

Atty. Arthur B. Capili, Ex-Officio Secretary

Coordinators

ABELLA, EDGARDO JUAN F.

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Support Staff

INGALLA, Jaysan Z.

CASTRO, Rod Ryan R.

History

The Faculty of Civil Law is the oldest lay faculty in the University as well as in the Philippines. It was established on September 2, 1734, with a curriculum identical to that adopted during the time in leading universities of Europe. The number of subjects in the curriculum was later enriched and expanded. During the major part of the Spanish regime, the course consisted of twelve semesters (six years), based on a year of preparatory work.

During the American regime, the University of Santo Tomas modified the curriculum of the Faculty of Civil Law several times in order to meet the changing conditions. But firm in the resolve of turning out the worthy members of the Bar and practical Catholic lawyers, the University adhered to its basic policy of retaining in its curriculum important subjects introduced during the Spanish regime, to fully accomplish the aims and purposes of a sound Catholic legal education.

Under the Republic of the Philippines, the Faculty of Civil Law, faithful to the age-old principles guiding her mission, continues imparting the same solid formation, exacting the same academic discipline, and striving to serve the best interests of the profession and the nation.

Throughout her centuries-old existence, the Faculty has given the nation four Presidents: Manuel L. Quezon, Sergio S. Osmeña, Jose P. Laureal, and Diosdado P. Macapagal. It has likewise produced six Chief Justices: Cayetano L. Arellano, Victorino M. Mapa, Manuel G. Araullo, Ramon Q. Avanceña, Roberto B. Concepcion, and Andres R. Narvasa.

The Faculty has produced three graduates who placed first in the annual bar examinations: Roberto B. Concepcion in 1924; Diosdado P. Macapagal in 1933; and Arlene M. Maneja in 2002.

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