Effective Second Semester of Academic Year 2016-2017, the graduate programs Master of Laws (Ll. M.) and Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) will be offered under the newly established Graduate School of Law, with its inaugural Dean Atty. Maria Liza A. Lopez-Rosario, DCL.
Dean Rosario holds bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, laws, and canon law from UST, and obtained her doctoral degree in Civil Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Spain in 1997. She is a part of Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & de los Angeles, working with the Corporate, Litigation, and Arbitration departments.
Her profile on the Romulo website states that: Lopez-Rosario “has served the Roman Catholic Church for 15 years, assisting the Archdiocese of Manila, Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Diocese of Pasig, Diocese of Parañaque, and Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. Her practice is extraordinary because of the need to harmonize civil law with the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church.”