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Departments & Programs

School of Law and Jurisprudence

The Juris Doctor Program of the CEU School of Law and Jurisprudence promises to open many doors of opportunities to its graduates.

 

Opportunities for graduates of law abound in the private practice of law, in the judiciary, the legislative department, and the many departments under the executive branch of government, as well as, in business, NGOs, and other private enterprises.

 

The lineup of faculty was carefully chosen and put up together by its Dean Senior Justice Josue N. Bellosillo (Ret.), consisting of the best and the brightest in the legal profession and the judiciary.

 

The study of law enhances the worth of a person as it sharpens his intellectual capabilities, improves logical thinking, and stimulates problem-solving skills. It broadens one’s outlook in life and creates a deeper understanding of human relations and social interactions. The trend in the country today is the opening of back offices, and one of the demands in this area is legal assistance.

 

MISSION & VISION PHILOSOPHY

The School of Law and Jurisprudence of the Centro Escolar University is committed to equipping students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the art and science of law and jurisprudence. Its academic program is designed to provide the individual with a vibrant intellectual and moral learning environment that ensures an ethic-centered practice of law grounded on a full understanding of the law as it relates to human beings and society.  Its mission is to educate fully those who would become law practitioners and lead them to a relentless pursuit of truth and justice through scholarly dissection of the law and jurisprudence, a critical analysis of legal philosophy and doctrine, and a deeper understanding of the principles of legal ethics and professional responsibility to the end that they evolve into and flourish as valued members of the legal profession.

Distinct Features

  • Professors are Distinguished Members of the Judiciary, Public Prosecutors and Law Practitioners
  • Only Law School Offering Court Administration
  • Brilliant Careers Await Graduates in Public and Private Practice, the Judiciary, Academe and Business and Industry Sectors
  • First Law School given Accreditation by the Supreme Court allowing its students to appear in the Courts of Makati

Academic Programs

JURIS DOCTOR

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

The CEU School of Law and Jurisprudence aims to:

  1. produce competent and ethical lawyers who will be respected in any field of law they may choose to engage in – whether in litigation or trial court practice, corporate, government, legislature, legal education or non-governmental organizations;
  2. produce lawyers who are socially conscious and will be willing to render legal service to defend justice and truth;
  3. instill among its graduates a deep love for the continuing study of law and legal research with a view to contributing to the enrichment of legal precepts and jurisprudence;
  4. produce lawyers who desire to seek further learning whether locally or in the international realm and who will be well equipped to practice law in other jurisdictions; and
  5. produce graduates who will, one day, be respected and competent members of the judiciary, the legislature or the executive branch of the government. 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

  • As private practitioners in law firms where litigation of civil, criminal, corporate, labor, taxation and many other cases are handled
  • As Legal counsel in corporate offices and companies
  • As judges and magistrates of the first level and second level or as Justices of appellate courts including the Supreme Court
  • As prosecutors or public defenders of criminal cases
  • As members of the legal departments of quasi-judicial bodies and agencies of government
  • As legislators – either as members or staff of the Senate and the House of Representatives – tasked to craft the laws of the land
  • As executives in the various agencies of the Executive Branch of government, namely the various departments under the Office of the President
  • As educators and professors of law
  • As law enforcers and heads of the police and investigative bodies

Deans and Academic Heads

  • Senior Justice Josue N. Bellosillo (Ret.)
    Dean, School of Law and Jurisprudence
    jnbellosillo@ceu.edu.ph

  • Atty. Rita Linda V. Jimeno
    Associate Dean, School of Law and Jurisprudence
    rlvjimeno@ceu.edu.ph

  • Atty. Aeneas Eli S. Diaz
    Assistant Dean, School of Law and Jurisprudence
    asdiaz@ceu.edu.ph


    Gil Puyat Campus

    Centro Escolar University
    259 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue
    Makati City
    ceulawschool@ceu.edu.ph   
    (+63)2 8846-74-90/ (+63)2 8889-74-89 to 91 loc. 134
    Telefax: (+63)2 8846-74-91

Faculty Profile

  • Sr. Justice Belosillo, Josue N.

Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa

University of the East

 

Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

 

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Jimeno, Rita Linda V.

Master of Laws

San Beda University

 

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Diaz, Aeneas Eli S.

Juris Doctor

Ateneo de Manila University

2nd Honor and Ranked 14th  of the Graduating Class

Top 1, 2003 Philippine Bar Exam 

 

  • Atty. Autea, Arthur P.

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Baggayan, Ma. Jonalyn F.

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Balan, Rosabel Socorro T.

Juris Doctor

Ateneo de Manila University

 

  • Atty. Balisi, Anthony Reody M.

Juris Doctor

University of the Philippines

Ranked 24th of the Graduating Class

 

  • Justice Barrios, Manuel M.

Master of Laws

San Beda University

 

Bachelor of Laws

Ateneo De Manila University

 

  • Atty. Barron, Anna Lea A.

Juris Doctor

Ateneo De Manila University

 

  • Atty. Dujunco, Raquel R.

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Escolin, Charles B.

Bachelor of Laws

San Beda University

 

  • Usec Esguerra, Ramon S.

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Esguerra, Roman S.

Juris Doctor

Ateneo De Manila University

 

  • Dean Feble, Lope E.

Master of Laws

Manuel L. Quezon University

 

Bachelor of Laws

Manuel L. Quezon University

 

  • Atty. Garciano, Ma. Corazon D.

Master of Laws

San Beda University

 

Juris Doctor

Centro Escolar University 

Class Valedictorian

 

  • Atty. Gasgonia, Donna Z.

Master of Laws

School of Law, Dalhouse University, Nova Scotia, Canada

 

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Justice Gesmundo, Alexander G.

Bachelor of Laws

Ateneo de Manla University

 

  • Atty. Gesmundo, Joseph Benedict G.

Juris Doctor

Ateneo de Manila University

 

  • Atty. Hofileña, Daniel S.

Juris Doctor

Ateneo de Manila University 

With honors and Ranked 17th of Graduating Class

 

  • Atty. Hormillosa, Hazel Faith J.

Juris Doctor

Centro Escolar University 

Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian

 

  • Atty. Jamon, Antonio P.

Master of Laws

San Beda University 

Class Valedictorian

 

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Jimeno, Nicanor B.

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Jimeno-Navarro, Nikki Sarah V.

Master of Laws

Central European University

Budapest, Hungary

 

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Usec Lagman, Romeo C.

Bachelor of Laws

University of the East

 

  • Dr. Ledesma, Rhodora M.

Juris Doctor

San Sebastian College-Recoletos

 

  • Senator Lina, Jose D.

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Manila, Antonio Ceasar R.

Bachelor of Laws

San Beda University 

Class Salutatorian

 

  • Court Admin. Marquez, Jose Midas P.

Juris Doctor

Ateneo de Manila University

 

  • Atty. Martin, Nico Robert R.

Juris Doctor

Ateneo de Manila University

 

  • Dean Martinez, Florencio M.

Master of Laws (Candidate)

San Beda University

 

Bachelor of Laws

San Beda University

Top 9, 1976 Philippine Bar Exams 

 

  • Atty. Martinez, Rowena S.

Master of Laws

San Beda University

 

Bachelor of Laws

San Beda University 

Cum Laude and Class Valedictorian

 

  • Dean Navarro, Domingo M.

Bachelor of Laws

San Beda University

Top 2, 1978 Philippine Bar Exams 

 

  • Judge Nolasco, Marjorie T.U.

Master of Laws (15 units)

San Beda University

 

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

Ranked 27th of the Graduating Class

 

  • Atty. Oracio, Jaime G.

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Quintana, Mark

Juris Doctor

Centro Escolar University 

Class Salutatorian

 

  • Dr. Rebosa, Antonio Alejandro D.

Bachelor of Laws

University of Sto. Tomas

 

  • Atty. Sercado, Marie Arcie Anne M.

Juris Doctor

University of the Philippines

 

  • Atty. Soller, April Gaye U.

Juris Doctor

Ateneo de Manila University

2nd Honor

 

  • Atty. Tiu, Kristel Francine L.

Juris Doctor

Ateneo de Manila University

 

  • Atty. Tongohan, Gifany Ten-Ten L.

Juris Doctor

Centro Escolar University 

Class Valedictorian

 

  • Justice Trespeses, Zaldy V.

Master of Laws (30 of 33 units)

St. John University (Rome Campus)

Via Aurelia Antica, Rome, Italy

 

Juris Doctor

Ateneo de Manila University

 

  • Dean Vera, Roderick P.

Master of Laws

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

 

Juris Doctor

Ateneo de Manila University

 

  • Atty. Vera Cruz, Luis Jr.

Master of Laws

Cornell University

New York, United States

 

Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines

Top 10, 1974 Philippine Bar Exams 

Linkages

  • Partner with ACLEx in the conduct of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Member of Philippine Association of Law Schools (PALS)

Laboratories and Facilities

  • School of Law and Jurisprudence Library
    The School of Law and Jurisprudence Library is a special library center that serves as a place of discovery, exchange, and advancement of ideas, and responds to the information and research needs of its clients. The library collection includes books, journals, and online databases. It is Wi-Fi capable and equipped with computers with an Internet connection along with printing facilities.

  • Moot Court
    The Moot Court is located on the second floor portraying a real-life replica of a courtroom set up and is used during Practice Court sessions. This is where law students are trained and honed to become masters in the craft of litigation and in the intricacies of the law profession. Students are made to bridge their four years of theoretical experience to practical applications through actual simulation learning of cases in a setting fit for a true litigator.

School Scholarships

ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. Summa Cum Laude - 100% discount on tuition and miscellaneous for one (1) school year;

  2. Magna Cum Laude – 75% discount on tuition and miscellaneous for one (1) school year;

  3. Cum Laude – 50% on tuition and miscellaneous for one (1) school year.

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