The University, through the efforts of the UST Miguel de Benavides Library and Faculty of Civil Law entered into a partnership to digitize the UST Law Review, the official journal published by the Faculty of Civil Law. The journal is a student-edited publication that includes articles by law professors, members of the judiciary, and students of the Faculty, as well as commentaries, case summaries, legislations, and book reviews.
The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between Atty. Nilo T. Divina, Ll.B., Dean of the Faculty of Civil Law and UST Rector Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., Ph.D., was held at the DivinaLaw Hall on March 31, 2023.
Witnessing the MoA signing were the Prefect of Libraries Rev. Fr. Ángel Aparicio O.P.; Assistant to the Prefect of Libraries Rev. Fr. Gaspar R. Sigaya, O.P.; Chief Librarian Ms. Maria Cecilia D. Lobo; Regent of the Faculty of Civil Law Rev. Fr. Isidro C. Abaño, O.P.; UST librarians, Law Review editorial team, and partners and associates of DivinaLaw.
For the digitization project, the agreement stipulates that the donation shall cover the expenses of hiring additional staff who will work on the scanning of the journal’s copies dated 1950 up to the present. For its part, the Library will supervise and monitor the scanning, conversion, and uploading of the digitized copies of the journal to the UST Digital Library.
This significant collaboration will allow more comprehensive access to numerous law information and preserve noteworthy research and scholarly discourses that will help improve legal education in the country.