i_clawOverview

The College of Law has been in existence since for the past eleven years. Through the years, we were able to produce sixteen competent lawyers which include two passers for the 2011 Bar Exami-nations.

The Legal Education Board conducted an Initial Survey and Evaluation of the Law Program of the University and found that Uni-versity’s College of Law met all the requirements to offer the degree Bachelor of Laws. Although we were accredited by the Legal Education Board, we believe that we can do much to improve the program and teach law in a grand manner.

We were able to accomplish these much because of the coop-eration of the UNP Administration, Law Professors, students and other stakeholders.

I am confident that in the coming years, we will be able to earn for ourselves a place of honor in the field of legal education.

-GILBERT R. ARCE, Ed.D.
SUC President IV/Officer-in-Charge, Col. of Law

“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

Highlights

  1. Atty. Jonalyn R. Almachar and Atty. Fatima Clarisse C. Rocero, CPA passed the 2011 Bar Examinations which was released in March 2012;
  2. Survey and Evaluation of the Law Program of the University in March 2012;
  3. Conduct of Bar Operations for the 2012 Bar Examinations
  4. Attendance of law professors to conferences regarding Bar Examination Reforms
  5. Active membership in the Philippine Association of Law Schools
  6. Membership in the Association of Law Students of the Philippines, Inc.
  7. Participation of law students as Para-legal volunteers

College Mandate

Way back in 1989, the Ilocos Sur Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed SP Res. 180 s. 1989 requesting the University through the Board of Regents (BOR) to establish the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and the College of Law

The UNP Center for Research spearheaded by Dr. Ferdinand Lamarca prepared a FS for the establishment of the UNP College of Law which was consequently approved by the UNP BOR in November 1989. In the summer of 1990, the plan to put up the College of Law was shelved to paved way the creation of the CHS which was then considered as more urgent.

When President Lauro B. Tacbas became the UNP President in 1998, he order the update of the FS concerning the establishment of the UNP College of Law. On June 2001, the executive summary of the FS to establish the College of Law was presented to and approved by the Academic Council.

Various stakeholders manifested their support for the establishment of the UNP College of Law such as the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur, the City Government of Vigan, IBP Ilocos Sur and some prominent individuals of the province.

On July 2001, President Tacbas submitted the proposal to the UNP Board of Regents for deliberation. Two recommendations were made. The first was the need for an assessment of the readiness of the proposed program by the Technical Panel for Legal Education. The second was the need to secure the financial commitment of the Provincial Government to support the program. On September 2001, the TPLE headed by Atty. Teofilo Pilando, the IBP National President and Dr. Teoticia Taguibao of CHED came to assess the proposed program. On February 2002, the TPLE gave its favorable endorsement of the proposed program to the UNP Board of Regents.

At almost the same time, Governor DV Savellano magnanimously granted the request of President Tacbas for the financial assistance in the amount of P1 Million annually. With the two requirements by the UNP BOR now adequately secured, President Tacbas requested the Board to finally approve the proposal to establish the UNP College of Law. On March 2002, through Board Resolution No. 13 s. 2002, the UNP BOR approved the establishment of the College of Law.

ADMISSION POLICY

  1. Regular First Year Entrants
    1. General Average of Form 137 = 85% and above with no grade lower than 80% in Math, Science and English
    2. College Admission Test must be 85% or higher
  2. Transferees and Shifters
    1. CAT of 85% or higher

Goal

To produce the best lawyers active in legal education and administration of justice.

Objectives

  • a) Equip its graduates with lawyering skills and ethical norms and the capacity in learning, understanding, applying, and synthesizing laws and jurisprudence and conducting legal research;
  • b) Perpetuate the rich tradition and aspirations of legal luminaries from the Province of Ilocos Sur;
  • c) Establish linkages with the legal community; and
  • d) Be self – reliant.

Course Offerings
Bachelor of Laws