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DE LA SALLE LIPA COLLEGE OF LAW is committed to educate students in the law, nurture and deepen in them faith in God, enhance in them a sense of community, create in them a realization of existing societal conditions, and empower them to serve others, especially the poor and the youth at risk.

DE LA SALLE LIPA COLLEGE OF LAW hopes to encourage and foster in the students entrusted to its stewardship love of God and neighbor, love of scholarship and work, love of community and country.

DE LA SALLE LIPA COLLEGE OF LAW is duty bound to produce lawyers who are competent, God-centered, socially-conscious and service-oriented builders of the Filipino nation and of God's Kingdom.


Corps of Professors - JURIS DOCTOR (JD) PROGRAM


ATTY. EMERITO I. ENGINCO
Dean, DLSL College of Law
AB Political Science and Philosophy, Saint Louis University
College of Law, San Sebastian College
Master of Laws, American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (Fulbright)
Participant, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and Rotary
International Group Study Exchange (GSE) Program


HON. JOSE C. MENDOZA*
Associate Justice, Supreme Court
Bachelor of Arts, University of the Philippines
College of Law, San Beda College


HON. ANGELINA SANDOVAL-GUTIERREZ
Associate Justice, Supreme Court (ret.)
Bachelor of Music (Piano), St. Bridget College, Batangas City
College of Law, University of Sto. Tomas
Post-graduate studies at Harvard Law School and the Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, Texas
Dean, Graduate School, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Professor of Law in Remedial Law, Civil Law and Commercial Law


HON. ANDRES B. REYES JR.
Presiding Justice, Court of Appeals
AB Economics, De La Salle University/UC Berkeley / Saint Mary's College CA
College of Law, Ateneo De Manila University
Master in Public Administration, Philippine Women's University

*faculty on leave

HON. EDILBERTO G. SANDOVAL
Presiding Justice, Sandiganbayan
Associate in Arts (With High Honors), Far Eastern University
College of Law, Far Eastern University

HON. JOSE C. REYES, JR.
Associate Justice, Court of Appeals
Bachelor of Arts, San Beda College
College of Law, San Beda College
Juan Medrano Service Awardee for 25 years of dedicated service in Christian education and long-term contribution as a Lasallian partner


HON. NOEL G. TIJAM
Associate Justice, Court of Appeals
AB Philosophy and Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, San Beda College
College of Law, Cum Laude and Class Salutatorian, San Beda College
Professorial Lecturer, Philippine Judicial Academy and MCLE

HON. FRANCISCO P. ACOSTA
Associate Justice, Court of Appeals
AB Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, San Beda College
College of Law, Silver Medal, San Beda College

HON. JAPAR B. DIMAAMPAO
Associate Justice, Court of Appeals
College of Law, University of the East
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of the East
Bar Reviewer in Commercial Law and Taxation


BR. ANTONIO CESAR J. SERVANDO, FSC
Spiritual Director, DLSL College of Law
Vice-Chancellor for Administration
BSC Marketing, La Salle College - Bacolod
MA Education major in Religious Education, De La Salle University, Manila


BR. MANUEL R. PAJARILLO, FSC
Former President of De La Salle Lipa
BS Biology, University President's Honor List, UP Diliman
BS Biology/AB Religious Studies, First Honors List and Gold Medal for Thesis, DLSU Manila
Masters in Theology, Magna Cum Laude, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Doctorate in Sacred Theology, Magna Cum Laude, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

HON. ALBERTO F. SERRANO
Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, Branch 92, Calamba City
AB Philosophy, Silver Medal, San Beda College
College of Law, Cum Laude, San Beda College
Professor of Law, San Beda College of Law

BR. PETER FOO, FSC
Professor in the Lasallian Formation Courses
MA in Education, De La Salle University
Sub-Director, Pacific Asia Regional Conference Novitiate

HON. ALBERTO F. SERRANO
Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, Branch 92, Calamba City
AB Philosophy, Silver Medal, San Beda College
College of Law, Cum Laude, San Beda College
Professor of Law, San Beda College of Law

HON. MARIA CECILIA I. AUSTRIA
Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, Branch 2, Batangas City
College of Law, San Beda College (Dean's List)
Master of Laws (Cand.), San Beda Graduate School of Law
Member, International Women Judges Association

HON. DANILO S. SANDOVAL
Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, Branch 12, Lipa City
AB Philosophy, St. Francis de Sales Major Seminary
College of Law, University of Sto. Tomas

HON. ROSE MARIE MANALANG-AUSTRIA
Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, Branch 87, Rosario, Batangas
College of Law, San Beda College

HON. AGRIPINO R. BRAVO
Presiding Judge, MTCC Branch 2, Lipa City
BSE Major in English and History, Lyceum of Aparri
College of Law, Far Eastern University

HON. SHEILA P. SARMIENTO
Prosecutor, Department of Justice, OCP-Lipa City
BS Industrial Engineering, University of Sto. Tomas
College of Law, University of Nueva Caceres


PROF. MAXIMO P. AMURAO

Professor and Bar Reviewer in Criminal Law
Associate in Arts, San Beda College
College of Law, San Beda College

PROF. ROBERT VICTOR CONSUNJI MARCON
Master of Laws, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Graduate School of Law
Bachelor of Laws, Arellano Law Foundation
Professor in Commercial Law, Practicing Lawyer

ATTY. RAMEL C. MURIA
Area Chair, BS Legal Management, De La Salle Lipa
BS Customs Administration, Lyceum of the Philippines
College of Law, Cum Laude and Class Salutatorian, Far Eastern University
Lecturer in Remedial Law Review, Arbitration and Criminal Law, FEU and University of Batangas

ATTY. ALICIA B. RECIO - SABLAY
Professor in Corporation Law and Taxation
BS Accountancy, Dean's List, College of Holy Spirit
College of Law, Magna Cum Laude and Class Salutatorian, University of the East
A CPA - Lawyer engaged in the practice of corporate and tax laws

ATTY. VICTORIA C. GARCIA
AB Behavioral Science, Cum Laude, University of Sto. Tomas
College of Law, Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian, UST
Professor of Law and Bar Reviewer in Criminal Law and Special Penal Laws

ATTY. DONNA Z. GASGONIA
Environmental Law Advocate
AB Philosophy, Cum Laude, UP Diliman
College of Law, University of the Philippines
Masters of Law, Dalhousie Schulich School of Law, University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

ATTY. MERCEDITA L. ONA - SALDUA
BS Business Administration and Accountancy, Cum Laude UP Diliman
Juris Doctor, Second Honors, Ateneo De Manila University
First Place, 2007 Bar Examinations

DR. ANTONIO S. VERTIDO, MD
Senior Medico-Legal Officer, NBI-CALABARZON
Doctor of Medicine, UST Faculty of Medicine
BS General Science, University of Sto. Tomas

ATTY. GENEVIEVE N. GONZALES
BSBM (with Honors) with Specialization in Applied Corp. Mgmt., DLSU - Manila Juris Doctor, Second Honors, Ateneo de Manila University
COMELEC Lawyer

ATTY. ROBERT VICTOR CONSUNJI MARCON
Professor in Commercial Law
College of Law, Arellano Law Foundation
Master of Laws, PLM Graduate School of Law (Thesis rated "Excellent")


ATTY. ALMANZOR P. SARIP MACMOD
Professor in Taxation and Commercial Law
Fellow in Business Education (FBE)
CPA-Lawyer, University of the East


ATTY. MARY ALICE P. ABRATIGUE
Professor in Legal Ethics
Social Sciences and Foreign Languages, Istituto Mystici Corporis, Switzerland / Italy
College of Law, San Beda College


MR. HERMOGENES B. PANGANIBAN
JD Thesis Professor
Outgoing Dean, College of Education, Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. in Development Studies (dissertation writing) DLSU-Manila
Board Member, Swissinput, Zurich, Switzerland

Lasallian Formation Courses

It is not coincidental that the DE LA SALLE LIPA COLLEGE OF LAW is graced with Lasallian Brothers who shall serve as spiritual adviser/s and members of the corps of professors. They bring the light of God the Father above us, God the Son beside us, and God the Spirit inside us. Animated by the work and spirit of our Founder, St. John Baptist De La Salle, the Christian Brothers lead and guide all workers in God's vineyard to a constant realization that everyone's effort to educate, study and serve shall only bear good fruit if done in Him in whom we move and have our being.

The De La Salle Brothers in the De La Salle Lipa College of Law shall minister to the spiritual needs of the students, staff and professors. They shall teach courses on Lasallian Mission, Christian values and the church's Social Doctrines in the law school. They shall serve as shepherds to the DLSL Center 's flock, which in turn comprises of the law students and the communities they serve.


More specifically, the Lasallian Formation courses indicated in the College of Law's JD Curriculum are briefly described below:

1. Christian Anthropology and Spirituality:
The course introduces the Christian perspective on the human being as "imago Dei". From a brief introduction of secular and other religious traditions' anthropological perspectives, the course moves into the Judeo-Christian Tradition of the understanding of the human being, particularly the title of Jesus of Nazareth as the "homo verus" - the pinnacle, and fullest realization, from potentiality, of what it is to be truly human.

2. Moral Perspectives on the Law:
Much of the Western legal tradition has its roots in Roman law; which in turn was heavily influenced by Christian perspectives, especially after the Emperor Constantine. The course will look into the presuppositions of Hebraic Law, and the premises of early Christianity, the moral framework of which draws heavily on St. Augustine of Hippo, and St. Thomas Aquinas.

3. The Founder and His Legacy:
A De La Salle Lipa graduate of the School of Law and Jurisprudence must have a profound understanding of the roots of the Lasallian tradition, and find a synthesis of academic studies and an authentic life lived as a Lasallian. Accordingly, the course will focus on the life and works of St. John Baptist De La Salle, the impact it had in its beginnings, and its lasting legacy on Lasallians today.

4. Evangelization and Education:

De La Salle is synonymous with education. And the education a Lasallian institution embarks on and devotes its best energies is in the education of the poor and the youth and the propagation of the liberating and transformative Christian message and Good News. Key concepts will include stewardship and the environment, continuing education and value formation, corporate social responsibility, and political holiness.

5. Christian Perspectives on Social Institutions:
When a mass of human beings decide to live together and form a society, certain norms of behavior and ways of doing things begin to emerge. And for some order to emerge from chaos, social contracts are forged. Marriage, Family Life, Education, Governance, the role of the Military Sector, Economics and Financial Systems, Nation States, Global Politik are some of the concerns that have elicited responses from social theoreticians and Christian thinkers alike. This course would like to explore the latter, in an analytical way, and how the Christian position has brought to bear upon secular societies through the centuries to the present.

6. Social Doctrines of the Church:
Viewing human society as a juxtapositioning of various dynamic social forces, not necessarily always going in the same direction, the Church has developed its doctrines as it continues to read the times, and in the effort to remain faithful to its Lord and Master until the Parousia (Second Coming). Of particular interest is the emergence of a coherent body of work representing Catholic thought on the plight of workers, the dignity of labor, the relations between the rich and the poor, and the need to suffuse the entire global economic system and international relations with the light of the Gospel.

Admission Procedure

Admission Requirements:
  • Properly accomplished application form
  • Two (2) certified true copies of college diploma
  • Certified true copy of transcript of records
  • Three (3) 2x2 recent, identical colored pictures with white background (with printed name and signature written at the back)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from former undergraduate or graduate professors or employers who could attest to the applicant's qualification for the Law Program
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A certified true copy of marriage certificate from NSO (if married)

Guidelines for Admission
Applicants to the College of Law are admitted based on the following criteria:
  • Graduates or holders of any Bachelor of Science or Arts degree from an institution duly recognize by CHED and should have earned 12 units of English, 6 units of Mathematics and 21 units of Social Science courses (Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, History, Literature).
  • GPA of at least 80 or its equivalent
  • De La Salle Lipa College of Law Admission Test (DCLAT).
  • Panel interview with the Dean, Vice Dean and Corps of Professors
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from former undergraduate or graduate professors or employers who could attest to the applicant's qualification for the Law Program.

Application Procedures:
  • Proceed to the College Admissions Office (CAO) for initial screening.
  • If qualified, pay the admission processing fee at the Cashier's Office (please secure payment slip from the College of Law Window at the College Admissions Office). This is non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • For non-DLSL graduates: Php 1,200.00
    • For De La Salle District School graduates: Php 1,000.00
    • For DLSL graduates: Php 1,000.00
  • Present the official receipt to the CAO to secure application form and admission test permit which indicates the date, time and venue of the DCLAT.
  • Submit the filled out form together with all the required documents on the scheduled date to take the admission test.
  • The applicant may inquire from the College Admissions Office about the status of his/her admission test result. The successful examinee may secure an interview slip with the College of Law screening committee.
  • If accepted*, get the Notice of Admission at the Office of the Dean College of Law and submit the following requirements on the scheduled date of enrollment:
    • Original copy of the Transcript of Records
    • Original copy of the Transcript of Records
    • Certificate of Transfer Credentials (from the last school attended)
    • Three (3) 2x2 recent, identical color pictures with white background (with printed name and signature at the back)
    *An applicant only gets accepted of he/she passes both DCLAT and interview.

  • Working Students Welcome
    Transferees Accepted
    Scholarships Available





 

   
   
   
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