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Graduate School of Law
We envision the Graduate School of Law of San Beda Universityas a center of scholarly studies in the discipline of law makingavailable the highest standards of advanced legal educationin the country.
We make it our mission to contribute to the development of thescholarly study of the law in the country, inspired by the missionof the Church and animated by the Core Benedictine Values.
Goals – Departmental Output
The Graduate School of Law will graduate professionals andacademics who, having developed strong researchcompetencies and acquired an academic approach to thestudy of law as a distinct academic discipline, and faithful totheir vocation as Christians, shall contribute to theunderstanding of law in relation to social order and thecountry’s role in an integrated region and a global community.
List of Professors for 2nd Sem AY 2022-2023
CATALOGUE OF SUBJECTS OFFERED
1. For LLM all tracks, MLS Economic Law and JSD
Rawls, the Maharlika Sovereign Fund and the Santiago Principles: A Study in Justice as Fairnes
Justice Adolf Azcuna
2. For MLS Criminal Justice, LLM
The Application of Forensic Science to Crime Scene Investigation
Dr. Idabel Pagulayan
3. For LLM Civil Law, LLM Commercial Law, MLS Economic Law
History and Development of the Civil and Common Law Traditions
Dr. JR Chong
4. For LLM Civil Law, LLM Commercial Law
Roman Law and the Philippine Civil Code
Dr. Cristina Montes
5. For LLM International Law, LLM Political Law, MLS International Law
The Politics of Law in the West Philippine Sea: Forging a True Philippine Foreign Policy
Prof. Edmund Tayao
6. For LLM Commercial Law, LLM Civil Law, MLS Economic Law, MLS Criminal Justice
Regulation of Virtual Assets (Cryptocurrencies) and Blockchain Technology
Prof. Vencent Salido
7. For LLM Civil Law, MLS Utriusque Juris (Clergy), JSD
Mons. Gary Formoso
8. For MLS Utriusque Juris (Clergy)
Mons. Gary Formoso
9. Required Subject for all: LLM, MLS, JSD
Justice in Sacred Scriptures
Prof. Victor Sison
10. For MLS Utriusque Juris; Cognate for JSD, Cognate for LLM Political Law
The CBCP: Its Ecclesiastical and Political Functions
Fr. Danilo Flores
11. For JSD, LLM Commercial Law, LLM International Law, Llm Political Law, MLS International Law
Laudato Si and Fratelli Tutti: Imperatives for. a Just and a Humane Society
Dr. Tony La Vina
12. For JSD, LLM Commercial Law, MLS Economic Law, MLS International Law
Law and Energy: In Pursuit of a Just Transition
Dr. Manuel Solis
13. For JSD, LLM International Law, LLM Political Law, MLS International Law
The Rise of Preventive States in Southeast Asia: The Use of Preventive CT Tools at the Expense of Human Rights
Dr. George Carmona
14. For LLM Commercial Law, LLM International Law, MLS Economic Law, MLS International Law
International Commercial Arbitration
Prof. Palash Gupta
15. Required for LLM who have not yet finished it, MLS Utriusque Juri (new students)
De Normis Generalibus (General Norms of Canon Law0
Fr. Jaime Achacoso
16. For JSD, LLM, MLS Criminal Justice
Advanced Biomolecular Evidence
Dr. Peter Ng
17. For LLM International Law, MLS International Law
International Security Alliances
Prof. Arnedo Valera
18. For JSD, LLM Political Law, MLS Political Law
Comparative Federal and Quasi-Federal States
Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino
19. For MLS Utriusque Juris (Clergy), MLS Criminal Justice
Issues in Criminal Law and Procedure
Justice Selma Palacio Alaras
20. For LLM Civil Law, LLM Commercial Law, MLS Economic Law
Philippine Planning Laws: Foundations and Evolution
Prof. Linda Malenab Hornilla
21. For LLM Commercial Law; MLS Economic Law
Tax on Trade and Business
Prof. Eric Recalde
22. For LLM International Law, LLM Political Law, MLS International Law,
UN Chapter 7 Collective Security Measures: Contemporary State Practice
Prof. Harry Roque
23. For JSD, LLM Commercial Law, LLM International Law, MLS Economic Law
WTO: Law and Practice
Dean Jemy Gatdula
24. For MLS Utriusque Juris (Clergy) and MLS Economic Law
Property Law and Land Titles
Dean Lhem Naval
25. For LLM International Law, LLM Political Law, LLM Civil Law, MLS International Law
The Law on Environmental Refugees
Prof. Ricardo Sunga
26. For JSD, LLM International Law, MLS International Law and Criminal Justice
The Politics of Governance, Violence and Justice
Fr. Sherwin Cabunilas
27. For JSD, LLM International Law, MLS International Law
Prof. Clarita Carlos
Note: Prof. Carlos will hold ONLY physical sessions.
28. For LLM Commercial Law, LLM International Law, MLS Economic Law, MLS International Law
Human Rights, Due Diligence and Social Responsibility Reporting for Corporations
Prof. Karen Jimeno
29. For JSD, LLM International Law, LLM Political Law, MLS International Law,
Dispute Settlement Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
Ambassador Henry Bensurto
- For first-time enrollees, whether LLM, MLS or JSD, the subject “Justice in Sacred Scriptures” is mandatory.
- For LLM and MLS students, at least one subject in Canon Law is mandatory, preferably General Norms.
- Canon Law subjects may be taken by LLM and MLS students.
- All candidates for graduation must pass the WRITTEN COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION, except JSD students who must present a dissertation that has been previously approved by his appointed moderator (appointed by the Dean) and publicly defend it.
- Any student who applies for graduation must have received a passing grade in ALL subjects.
- ALL candidates for graduation – LLM, MLS and JSD – must submit a PUBLISHABLE ARTICLE without which candidacy for graduation cannot be entertained.
- During online classes, all cameras must be switched on.
- Other policies of the Graduate School of Law must be complied with.
This year saw the Supreme Court handing down rulings with far-reaching consequences. In the same measure the Legislature has enacted statute breaking new ground. I can foresee that even more challenging, trying and intricate questions will come before the court this coming year and in the years ahead, even as our Legislature forges ahead with game-changing legislation.
In all this, there are assumptions about the human person, human nature and what a “good life” in an organized community should be. These are intensely philosophical questions — but without clear answers, no matter that they may be subject to revision later on — the law remains blind, clueless and rudderless.
Answering questions of this sort is the task of a Graduate School of Law. It is my good fortune to have had the honor to invite some of the most respected persons in the field of legal and juridical academia. They form our professorial corps, and I have absolutely no doubt that they lead our students through exciting and at the same time involved explorations far below the surface of the terrain on which law schools tread. After all, a Graduate School of Law is not and should not be a continuation of law school.
But because we keep ever before us our Benedictine heritage, our Graduate School of Law strives to serve the Church. For us, this is not some adventitious concern. It is at the heart of our existence. This year, therefore, we have commenced a new specialization in our Master of Legal Studies and Master of Laws program — Canon Law. We are also extremely pleased to graduate our first batch of priests who have completed the Master of Legal Studies, utriusque juris course.
Light in the darkness — that is who Benedict was. That is what ever Benedictine monastery is. Ora et Labora — without frills, without fanfare. That too best characterizes our Graduate School of Law.That in all things, God may be glorified.
Fr. Ranhilio C. Aquino, PhD, JD, JSD
Dean, Graduate School of Law