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1 AN ELECTIVE MANUAL FOR JUNIORS (Second Semester, ay 2009-2010)

Elective Courses Offered


Arbitration Laws (2 units) A study of the Philippine laws on Arbitration, the ICC Rules on Arbitration, the Conventions on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, and the settlement of investment disputes between states and nationals of other states. Atty. Arroyo SCHEDULE Friday, 7 - 9 pm BASIS FOR GRADING
and from Atty. Sembrano. You'll be handling REAL, ACTUAL cases, draft pleadings, appear in court (like NLRC) for certain cases. Sir daw usually gives really high grades as long as you do all the requirements. Atty. Sembrano is really nice.

Atty. Giovanni F. Vallente A.B., J.D., LL.M. Exams, Recitation SCHEDULE Friday, 4 - 6 pm BASIS FOR COMPUTATION GRADING SYSTEM Projects, Reports, Attendance (Class 30 Recit, 35 Midterms, 35 Finals and Duty) WORK LOAD Less than 10 cases for the entire WORK LOAD (Moderate) RECITATION Yes COMMENTS If you want arbitration...It is for
eager learners.

sem (Depends on the cases assigned to you. You have 2 hours/week duty in addition to class hours) RECITATION Yes COMMENTS Sobrang okay yung experience. Plus Clinical Legal Education II (2 units) counted as internship (120 hours). Useful ang mga info na malalaman mo dito. Supervised student practice under Rule 135-A of the Rules of Court including conference with clients, preparation of pleadings and motions, appearance in court, handling of trial, preparation of memorandum. The
May 2 hour duty every week aside from the CLED class. No recits, pero may groupwork. Midterms and Finals groupwork din take home pa.

course will include the use of video equipments and computers to enhance training in direct and crossexamination techniques. Collective Bargaining and Alternative Dispute Resolutions (2 units) Atty. Gilbert V. Sembrano An introduction to the collective bargaining process, B.A., J.D., LL.M. negotiations, mediation, and arbitration as experienced in both the private and government sectors, with emphasis SCHEDULE Tuesday, 12 - 2 pm

on practice. BASIS FOR Project/Paper, Recitation GRADING WORK LOAD 2 cases/meeting (Depends on the Atty. Dante Miguel V. Cadiz A.B., LL.B., LL.M. case you are handling) RECITATION Yes, but very reasonable. SCHEDULE Tuesday, 12 - 2 pm COMMENTS Workload depends on the case
BASIS FOR assigned to you. This is good for GRADING those who lack number of hours for internship. Matrabaho but you will learn a lot since you will be handling real cases. Work hard and you'll get what you deserve. No midterms and finals. Very heavy load plus you have to do two-hour-per-week duties at the CLED room. BUT it's very fulfilling and you'll learn a lot from the class

Projects, Reporting WORK LOAD No cases (Light) RECITATION None COMMENTS The class will be divided in to two
groups for a mock CBA Reporting on alternative dispute resolution. No midterms. Final paper lang on any CBA /labor relations topic. Grade: ok naman mid to high- 80s. Compiled by Meinhart Dina (ALS, SC 09-10) & Grace Xaviere Escosia (Special Thanks to Ms. Nicka Hosaka, (ALS,SC 08-09) for making the foundation of this elective manual)

2 AN ELECTIVE MANUAL FOR JUNIORS (Second Semester, ay 2009-2010) Breezy subject! Highly recommended The best to! No midterms. Finals, final paper lang. During class hours you'll bargain lang with one another (1 group kasi employer, the other group employees). Tapos ang taas pa magbigay ng grade! No work, high grades

Consumer Protection Laws (2 units) A general overview of the pertinent provisions of the Civil Code on Human Relations as applicable to consumer protection; a backgrounder on the law on torts as pertinent to civil liability in consumer protection and product liability cases; and a study of the following special regulations: Rent Control Law, Price Control Law, Truth in Lending Act, Generic Drugs Act, Food Drugs and Cosmetics Act, Laws on Fraudulent Advertising, Mislabeling or Misbranding, Price Tag Law, Business Name Law and the Bulk Sales Law; and a study of the Code of Ethics, Rules and Regulations for Advertising and Sales Promotions, and the Rules and Regulations Governing the Conduct and Promotion of Sales of Goods and Services. Atty. Ronaldo R. Gutierrez A.B., J.D. SCHEDULE Tuesday, 12 - 2 pm BASIS FOR GRADING preferred stock contracts, (c) convertibles, (d) corporate distributions, and (e) acquisitions. Atty. Jose U. Cochingyan III A.B., LL.B. SCHEDULE Friday, 7 - 9 pm Corporate Practice (2 units) A special elective course designed for students who intend to specialize in corporate practice after graduation and admission to the bar. The course seeks to give the students a practical approach to the study of corporations and to apply Corporation Law rules and principles to actual practice and procedure in corporate organizations and reorganizations. It includes a study of the steps and procedure for incorporation, amendment of articles and by-laws, increase or decrease of capital stock, mergers, consolidations, corporate buy-outs, dissolution and other methods of corporate reorganizations. It also includes a study of minutes preparation and corporate record keeping. Atty. Poncevic M. Ceballos A.B., LL.B. SCHEDULE Friday, 2 - 4 pm PREREQUISITE Corporation Law BASIS FOR GRADING Exams, Recits, Projects Exams, Projects, Reporting RECITATION Yes WORK LOAD Light work load WORK LOAD No cases (Moderate) RECITATION None (In lieu of this, there are seat
works.) COMMENTS No midterms/finals but you have to COMMENTS It deals with the many practical have a unique project which he will

aspects of corporate law discuss during first day. There is principles...Supplements corporate recitation but just make sure you law which is very theoretical and have a copy of the law assigned that very philosophical. day and be creative in thinking of examples. Detailed reporting. Final exams are hard but what matters most is the Hes often late but his side-comments reporting. are entertaining For those who had him for Provrem Youll love this if you like shopping and Legform, same requirements Not useful for the bar lang. Recits sometimes after reporting. Corporate Finance (2 units) Reporting lang the whole sem. No midterms but super hirap ng finals.

The course focuses on the nature of the legal


We still have no grades pero mukhang nagbago na siya baka kasi relationships created by corporate finance transactions.

mababa ang grades namin. Legal aspects of the various methods of financing a If student ka niya sa Forms or Prov corporation will be examined. Subjects covered will Rem, halos same din yung setup - include: (a) capital formation, (b) debt security and
video, kick-ass powerpoint, the Compiled by Meinhart Dina (ALS, SC 09-10) & Grace Xaviere Escosia (Special Thanks to Ms. Nicka Hosaka, (ALS,SC 08-09) for making the foundation of this elective manual)

3 AN ELECTIVE MANUAL FOR JUNIORS (Second Semester, ay 2009-2010) works. He's very passionate about CorPrac, so make sure that you've done more than enough research. You'll learn a lot if 1) you listen during the presentations; 2) study the Powerpoints; 3) have a good grasp of Corp Law. Mahirap and tricky yung finals, so better study. Take this elective! But hassle lang for a week or two during report. Medyo mahirap kung first or last group to report.

Corporate Suspension of Payments, Rehabilitation and Insolvency (2 units) This course undertakes a study of the laws, procedure and practice governing the proceedings for suspension of payments, rehabilitation and insolvency of corporate and other judicial entities, which would include provisions of the Insolvency Act (Act No. 1956), Pres. Decree No. 902-A, and Subsection 5.2 of the Securities Regulation Code which transferred jurisdiction of such proceedings from the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Regional Trial Courts; the decision of the Supreme Court covering doctrinal pronouncement relating thereto, such as those pertaining to the extent and coverage of the automatic stay, the preferences between various types of creditors, and issues relating to the cramdown of a rehabilitation plan among the creditors and stockholders. The course will also study the rules that are promulgated by the Supreme Court governing such proceedings. Throughout the course, a comparative study with provision of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Federal Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 of the United States will be taken. Atty. Arturo M. De Castro A.B., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D. SCHEDULE Tuesday, 12 - 2 pm PREREQUISITE Corporation Law Economic Analysis of Law (2 units) Atty. Limcaoco SCHEDULE Saturday, 3 - 5 pm Environmental Law (2 units) A study of concepts and principles affecting environmental laws, including constitutional considerations and effects of legislations relating to the environment. Specifically, the course focuses on population and human resources, food security, ecosystems resource for development, energy, industry, land use, and environmental litigation. Atty. Liberador V. Villegas B.S.C.E., LL.B., B.S. SCHEDULE Tuesday, 12 - 2 pm BASIS FOR GRADING Exams, Recitation, Reporting COMPUTATION SYSTEM 1/3 Recit, 1/3 Midterms, 1/3 Finals WORK LOAD 2-4 cases/meeting (Moderate) RECITATION Yes COMMENTS Not so heavy. Recommended.
No midterms but 3 long quizzes. Recits, kahit hindi ka nagbasa, common sense yung questions. Rounds pa.

Estate Planning (1 unit) The course deals with the legal environment laws that affect the process of estate planning which has been defined as creation, conservation, and utilization of family resources to obtain the maximum support

and security for the family during the lifetime and after the death of the planner. The course highlights the interplay of the pertinent rules in persons and family relations, property, succession, trusts, corporation law, insurance law, and the relevant provisions of the income tax, donors tax, and the estate tax in the National Internal Revenue Code. Atty. Ylagan SCHEDULE Friday, 3 - 4 pm PREREQUISITES Persons and Family Relations, Property, Succession, Corporation Law and Taxation II Gender and the Law (2 units) The course seeks to provide students with an understanding of gender equality and nondiscrimination. Feminist legal theories and international instruments relating to womens rights will be examined and analyzed. Focus will also be given to institutions that create, maintain and perpetuate gender inequalities, in particular
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the legal framework and how it contributes to the institutionalization of gender differences in the light of the challenges presented by legal pluralism. Students are expected to assess the effectiveness of national legislation and propose gender-sensitive legal responses to the existing issues. Atty. Amparita. Sta. Maria/ Atty. Gilbert V. Sembrano SCHEDULE Friday, 4 - 6 pm BASIS FOR GRADING international legal integration in action, with similar efforts being undertaken in parallel, on comparative basis, vis--vis the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA), as well as the emerging Free Trade Areas of the Americas (FTAAs). Atty. Lorenzo U. Padilla A.B., LL.B., M.B.A., LL.M. SCHEDULE Saturday, 1 - 3 pm Exams, Projects, Paper BASIS FOR GRADING COMPUTATION SYSTEM Exams and Papers 20 Recit, 30 Midterms, 50 Finals RECITATION None COMMENTS The best elective ever!!! No WORK LOAD 10-15 cases/sem (Heavy)
attendance, no recits. Past exams, RECITATION Yes COMMENTS Different set of readings every week. May recits but parang no right or wrong answers naman. You can volunteer agad para you won't be called later on. May mga group activities din. Midterms was hard but for finals, paper lang. Highly recommended elective. High 80s-90s grades. We were asked to organize the Women's Week and we also did a benchbook. Both groupwork naman so ok lang. Lots of reading, hard midterms but answerable with creative writing. For finals, some group work and paper. really high grades (high 80s, if you study the readings you can get 90s). IEL 1 is NOT a pre-req for this elective. Patience lang kailangan dito coz puro lectures lang. No recit. Lecture lang talaga. Those na sanay sa Eco and Euro stuff, you'll enjoy this class siguro coz you can relate to what sir is talking about. It's really more about the GATT and customs union and the EC (european community). No attendance, purely past exams, past notes, enough for the exams and papers. Easy 90! Good grades if you attend his class and he may allow you to submit a paper in lieu of final exam

IEL 2: European Business Law (2 units) Just listen to the lecture and theres no way you will get a low grade for this subject. If you dont listen, you This is a two-phase course on advanced topics in international economic law, the first of which surveys the rules of the global trading system and, then, focuses on may find the exam a bit difficult, but you only have yourself to blame for that. aspects thereof relating to economic integration and development, endeavoring to compare and contrast the IEL 2: Seminar on Current Issues on International legal framework of various levels of economic integration, Economic Law (2 units) as well as evaluates the current spread of regional groupings as modes of pursuing worldwide trade

Atty. Abad/Lopez/Magante liberalization in ways and means different from, but complementary to, those of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It examines, incidentally, aspects of the international monetary and financial system relating to trade, and presents the alternative institutional arrangements developed in the context of European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The second phase
SCHEDULE Friday, 7 - 9 pm RECITATION None. COMMENTS No recits. Kung meron man, sobrang informal, di pa graded. Medyo out of this world lang ung questions nung exams. of the course concentrates on the European project of

Okay siya kung interested ka sa IMF, economic integration from the perspective of the rapidly WB. evolving European Community Law, as an example of
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Immigration Law and Procedure (1 unit) A study of the Philippine Immigration Act, immigration rules and regulations, powers and functions of the Commission on Immigration and Deportation; issuance of visas and travel documents, and travel and immigration documents; procedure for deportation; the Alien Registration Act; election and claims for Philippine Citizenship and international laws relating to immigration. Atty. Leonardo C. Aguilar Jr. B.S.C., LL.B. SCHEDULE Friday, 5 - 6 pm
COMMENTS He gives VERY low grades and even failed a couple of seniors. Not recommended.

Indigenous Peoples and the Law (2 units) This course introduces the student (1) in general, to the development of international protection for indigenous peoples and; (2) in particular, to the constitutional and domestic framework of protection for indigenous Filipinos. The course examines more closely international labor conventions affecting tribal populations, the draft declarations on the rights of indigenous peoples and relevant international law decisions. Atty.Sedfrey M. Candelaria A.B., LL.B., LL.M. (British Columbia) SCHEDULE Friday, 1 - 3 pm Information Technology Laws (2 units) The course focuses on introducing the students to a comprehensive set of legal problems that will illustrate the clash between existing legal regimes and new information technologies. An ancillary goal is to help the student become comfortable with information retrieval and transmission capabilities of the Internet, and to allow a fruitful discussion of the IT Law by having a basic understanding of the special characteristics of the new domain. The course will cover discussion of the Electronic Commerce Law of the Philippines. Atty. Victor Johann A. Espiritu A.B., J.D. SCHEDULE Friday, 4 - 6 pm RECITATION Yes BASIS FOR GRADING Recitation, Project, Examinations WORK LOAD 10-15 cases pero may digest na COMMENTS Gives generous grades 85-90 Useful training in IP Law Fun, but not useful for the bar Light subject, highly recommended Intellectual Property Laws (3 units) The course, which is divided into three (3) modules, is a study of both international and local intellectual property laws. The first module, the law on Copyright, covers copyright ownership, exploitation

and infringement; and copyright issues related to emerging technologies. The second module, the law on Trademark, covers trademarks, goodwill and infringement; domain name issues and alternative dispute resolution. The third module shall be on Patent, which includes inventions, utility models and industrial designs; issues on Internet and business method patents; and Technology Transfer Arrangements, including compulsory and voluntary licensing. Atty. Sapalo/Negre SCHEDULE Thursday, 12:30 - 4:00 pm COMMENTS Medyo mabigat pero fair magbigay ng grades. If you work for it, high 80s or low 90s naman. Trabaho nga lang. If hindi, then you get what you deserve. You have 3 professors, medyo hassle pag si Negre (trademark) since sobrang daming cases and detailed lagi ang recits. Pero mas may matututunan ka sa trademark than patents. No midterms, but you have 3 finals. 50% recit, 50% finals each for copyright, trademark, and patents. You have to be interested in this subject because the load is REALLY heavy, especially if you take it during third year. But it's a really good and relevant subject;
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I highly recommend it. International Environmental Litigation (2 units) Dean La Vina SCHEDULE Saturday, 3 - 5 pm BASIS FOR GRADING
gets the same grade. Mostly PIL topics. Usually theres no class. You eat out with him. Best speaker from the team with best memorial got 88 (last year). Very EXPENSIVE elective!

International Taxation (2 units) A study of taxation of resident aliens, non-resident Simulation, Projects, Papers aliens, and foreign corporations and the tax treatment of foreign-sourced income of Filipino citizens and domestic COMPUTATION 50 Finals, 50 Simulation corporations. SYSTEM WORK LOAD No cases but reading materials (Light) Atty. Carlos G. Baniqued A.B., LL.B., LL.M.
RECITATION None COMMENTS It deals with negotiation for climate change treaties. Only for those who will practice environmental law... No midterms. Take home finals.

SCHEDULE Friday, 7 - 9 pm PREREQUISITE Taxation I BASIS FOR GRADING


It is something new, unless youre from ASIL. Light subject, no attendance, no recit, only exams

International Moot Court (2 units) The course deals with the concepts, principles and theories of public international law, with emphasis on the sources of law, basic documents and current developments and trends in international law. Particular attention is given to analysis of the current problem of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, including the developing of skills in problem analysis, issue identification, case theory formulation and memorial preparation. The course places importance on writing skills and oral argument, following the prescribed standards as an interactive seminar, relying more on panel and group discussions rather than individual recitation, but will require the students to actively engage in writing exercises. Dean Jose Roy M. III A.B., LL.B. SCHEDULE Friday, 7 - 9 pm BASIS FOR GRADING

Exams, Quiz, Recits COMPUTATION SYSTEM 1/3 Recit, 1/3 Midterms, 1/3 Finals Labor Law Review (2 units) An integration of Labor Standards and Labor Relations, including a survey of jurisprudence in Labor Law. Atty. Marlon J. Manuel B.S., J.D. SCHEDULE Friday, 7 - 9 pm Law and Economics (2 units) The course undertakes to achieve two goals. First, is to examine the traditional law and economics approach to the study of law or the application of economic theory to examine the formation, structure, processes, and economic impact of law and legal institutions. Second, the course looks into the role of law, including legal and judicial institutions, in economic development of the country. Atty. Cheselden George V. Carmona Moot A.B., LL.B., M.P.A., D.P.A. RECITATION None SCHEDULE Friday, 7 - 9 pm COMMENTS What rank you are in the moot is
BASIS FOR your grade Everyone in the group

GRADING Paper, Attendance, Group Work, Recitation


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COMPUTATION SYSTEM 1/3 each WORK LOAD No cases (Moderate) RECITATION Yes COMMENTS No exams.
Extensive eco readings. Don't worry so much about the exams. Just do your best sa group paper and he'll give good grades. Of course higher if you do well in both. Group exercises and you present yung answers niyo in class. May midterms pero based naman dun sa powerpoints and readings na he gives. Not necessary that you have a backgroud in eco pero shempre its a plus if you have, mas madali. Finals group paper on a problem that he gives tapos we drafted a sort of pleading/memorandum (pero paper lang din naman talaga yun). Grade: ok naman mid to high80s. You'll get higher if serious ka. Too many readings

Law on Importation (1 unit) The course shall study the procedures of importation between a Philippine buyer and a foreign seller, the various shipping terms, modes of transporting the goods including multi-modal shipping, pre-shipment inspection services of Societe Generale de Surveillance and the laws applicable to the process of the importation of goods including applicable Central Bank rules and regulations. The course will also study classification of goods for purposes of tariff, the operation of the Tariff Commission, the manner by which revenues are earned from the importation, and the sensitive role that the Bureau of Customs plays in the implementation of the Tariff and Customs Code. Finally, rules of pleading, practice and procedure for quasi-judicial cases heard before the Bureau of Customs such as seizure and detention, abandonment, forfeiture, settlement, redemption, protested valuations and assessments, application for refunds of excess- payments of duties and taxes, etc. will also be taken. Atty. Gil. A. Valera B.S.C., LL.B. SCHEDULE Friday, 12 - 2 pm BASIS FOR GRADING COMMENTS Very good grades, load is not that heavy. Final exam is open notes Law on Trade Unionism (1 unit) A study of the labor situation, the basis of trade unionism, including applicable constitutional and labor provisions, the ILO Conventions and UN Declarations. It will trace the history of the Philippine Labor Movement and will deal with the processes and techniques in organization of workers, as well as tactics used by management to counter unionism. It also includes a study of concerted actions and strikes, as well as the political spectrum of the labor movement. Atty. Ferdinand M. Casis B.S., LL.B. SCHEDULE Tuesday, 1 - 2 pm BASIS FOR GRADING Exams, Paper COMPUTATION SYSTEM 1/3 each

WORK LOAD No cases (Light) RECITATION None COMMENTS Lecture every meeting, no readings
at all. Parang review ng labor law. Sometimes, may group activities. For both midterms and finals, papers lang. Light load, paper for Finals, basically practical side of Labor 2 (e.g. make union application, Group activities, etc) Almost no workload mid to high 80s Talk to him about poker In his agrarian class last sem, for 9 years straight, past exams lang pero last sem, 1 question lang yung inulit, so be cautious. You should read the homework para wag sya magalit

Legal Accounting (1 unit) The course is designed to teach basic principles of accounting to enable the law student to understand the principles of books used by merchants and the financial statements of business organizations. Exams, Recitation Atty. Evelyn Kho WORK LOAD No cases (Light) RECITATION Yes SCHEDULE Saturday, 4 - 5 pm
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BASIS FOR GRADING Exams, Reporting WORK LOAD No cases (Moderate) COMMENTS Tricky yung style ng teaching nya since hindi makakatulong even if you have taken an accounting subject before You must have a lot of accounting background if you want to enroll in this subject. There were 6 exercises na kahit CPA nagulat since yun yung binigay sa non-accounting majors, pero in fairness to her, mabait sya. Dr. Mansibang SCHEDULE Friday, 5 - 6 pm BASIS FOR GRADING
class! Group activities lahat dito. You'll be like a real law firm who meets clients and writes legal opinions. Magandang elective. No recits, may times lang na sir would ask you about how you feel or about your learnings. Grades are high 80s.

Local Government Finance (2 units) The course seeks to instruct students in specialized field of local government finance, covering power of taxation and other traditional and non-traditional sources of revenues of local government units, and the organizational structure governing fiscal administration. The course will cover relevant constitutional provisions, the Local Government Code, and other related laws, rules and regulations. Projects Atty. Lily K. Gruba B.S., LL.B., LL.M. WORK LOAD No cases (Light) SCHEDULE Tuesday, 12 - 2 pm Legal Counselling (1 unit) Modes of Discovery (2 units) An introduction to the art and technique of legal counseling as well as a consideration of the responsibilities of the lawyer as counselor. A detailed and in-depth study of the Rules of Court provisions on depositions, written interrogatories, Atty. Eugenio H. Villareal B.S., LL.B. inspection of documents, things, lands, or other properties, physical and mental examination of persons and admission by adverse party, it focuses on the practical application of the rules of Court provisions, the methods SCHEDULE Friday, 3 - 4 pm employed, the pleadings and forms to be files, the manner BASIS FOR in which discovery is obtained, and the propriety of GRADING obtaining discoveries. Atty. Melo

SCHEDULE Tuesday, 12 - 2 pm Negotiation Seminar (2 units) The course provides students with an experience- based introduction to the theory and practice of negotiation. The course considers topics such as the nature of conflict and dispute, integrative and distributive bargaining, barriers agreement and ways to overcome such barriers, client relationships, negotiation skills such as listening, communication and persuasion, negotiation power, and the role of culture, language and gender in negotiation. The course will largely utilize simulation and Projects
WORK LOAD No cases (Moderate) RECITATION None COMMENTS Mostly group work. There is light recit na never graded. Take this class for practical reasons, because you will learn how to form your firm. Lowest grade is an 87. Finals and midterms are group work. Matrabaho din. Mataas magbigay ng grade, high 80s, 85 yata pinakamababa. No recits. No written exams. Gagawa kayo ng law firm as a group then you will handle clients. Pero dahil matrabaho, parang equivalent sa 1 million units siya kasi sobrang kain sa oras ang mga group work. If your load is heavy, don't take this Compiled by Meinhart Dina (ALS, SC 09-10) & Grace Xaviere Escosia (Special Thanks to Ms. Nicka Hosaka, (ALS,SC 08-09) for making the foundation of this elective manual)

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role-playing exercises as well as critiques and reflections on students experiences. Atty. Michael G. Aguinaldo A.B., J.D., LL.M.
SCHEDULE Friday, 7 - 9 pm COMMENTS Good grades, as long as you dont cut class, no exams, just attendance and weekly papers

Provisional Remedies (2 units) An intensive study of provisional reliefs under Rules 57-61 of the Rules of Court, including a survey of pertinent decisions of the Supreme Court. (Prerequisite: Corporation Law) Atty. Claro F. Certeza B.S., LL.B. SCHEDULE Friday, 4 - 6 pm PREREQUISITE Corporation Law BASIS FOR GRADING
take your electives seriously, you may want to consider this, but get some light electives to compliment it. If you are the type of student (nay, person) who only cares about getting un-deserved high grades, shortcuts, easy-way-outs, get-rich-quick- schemes, and the like, then dont take this subject. It's a combination of land titles, taxation, lease, sales, remedial law, all in relation to dealings with real estate.

Refugee Law (2 units) The course aims (1) to provide the students with an overview of the history of the influx of Indo-Chinese Refugees in the 70s and 80s, including the process of screening asylum-seekers during this period; (2) to examine the existing status determination procedure under Philippine law; and, (3) to discuss the current legal issues surrounding the implementation of other provisions of the Convention. The course will utilize a Clinical Legal Exams, Recitation Education approach which will enable the students to be exposed to actual cases of refugee status determination WORK LOAD 10-15 cases/meeting (Moderate) RECITATION Yes before the Department of Justice and Naturalization proceedings. COMMENTS For the bar! Strict teacher. Atty. Gilbert V. Sembrano Real Estate Transactions (2 units) B.A., J.D., LL.M. A course dealing with the legal and operational aspects of subdivisions and condominiums, and transfers of real estate. The objective of the course is to provide an SCHEDULE Friday, 1 - 3 pm BASIS FOR GRADING in-depth analysis of the development process as well as some practical exposure to real estate development practice. Also examined are the effects of zoning and environmental laws and regulations on the development process. Atty. Jose U. Cochingyan III A.B., LL.B. (UP)
SCHEDULE Friday, 4 - 6 pm COMMENTS Heavy subject!!!! Too many cases to read but it can be useful.

Take this subject seriously and you will have an excellent foundation in land titles and other real estate laws that will be good for your practice. The case load could be a bit heavy, but you will certainly learn. If you

Exams, Projects, Reporting


WORK LOAD No cases (Moderate) RECITATION Yes COMMENTS Grades can be really high, but you have to put in the work. Low 80s to low 90s ang range. You can fail if talagang palpak. Heavy work load

Securities, Public Offerings and Stock Exchange Listings (2 units) The course deals with the study of the Securities Regulations Code, the laws and regulations applicable to the debt and capital markets in the Philippines, as well as the regulations affecting publiclylisted companies. The course also requires practical exercises in the preparation of the Registration Statement and the Offering Prospectus, the contents thereof and the material information required to be disclosed. It also includes a study of the listing and
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trading rules and procedures of the Philippine Stock Exchange. Atty. Herminio S. Ozaeta Jr. B.S.M., LL.B., LL.M. SCHEDULE Saturday, 3 - 5 pm Seminar on Law and Political Philosophy: From Antiquity to Post-Modernity (2 units) A study of man as a social being, including aspects of human co-existence, social structures, family, education and mans relationship with the State. It also includes a study of social ethics, mans rights under the law, and the problem of violence. Fr. Luis S. David S.J., A.B., M.A., Ph.D. SCHEDULE Friday, 12 - 2 pm BASIS FOR GRADING Seminar on Public Legal Assistance (2 units) Atty. Persida Rueda-Acosta B.S., LL.B.
SCHEDULE Friday, 7 - 9 pm RECITATION Yes COMMENTS Its fun and interesting. U.S. cases for recitation (there are recits but light lang) in class come in digests that he made. Midterms are fair. Finals group paper. Field trip extensive subject (but she compensates with free cuts). Midterm project due at last day of school and final exam Sobrang walang work, madali na finals. Maraming field trips and may project na collect her articles. 80s to 90s yung range ng grades. Not so much work, you just have to attend whatever the prof wants you to attend A lot of papers

WORK LOAD Heavy (if youre not into writing a Special Civil Actions (2 units) lot of papers) COMMENTS Not related to law and not useful for the bar very high grades (high 90s) but a bit hassle coz of papers Philo all over again enlightening but no direct legal application The course studies the provisions of the Rules of Court on special civil actions, such as actions for declaratory relief, certiorari, prohibition, mandamus, quo warranto, contempt, interpleader, expropriation, foreclosure of real estate mortgage, partition, and forcible entry or unlawful detainer, with reference to relevant provisions of the Civil Code and special laws. This is recommended: 1. if you can be on time 2. if you love reading philo articles from Plato Atty. Jose Manuel I. Diokno A.B., J.D. and others 3. if you can make a looooooong paper Recommended for those who want to pull their grades up Tons of readings but no

SCHEDULE RECITATION None COMMENTS No forced recit. We concentrated on the Writ of Amparo and Rule 65 pleadings. No midterms. Mabait. recitation. Long lectures!

He doesnt check attendance. Kahit Midterm and finals paper (around 50 pages max for both combined). Group oral recitation
pasok ka lang sa last day. No midterms. No finals. But oral presentation sa isang case. Parang oral arguments sa SC. Usually SCA at end of semester. Will not

yung cases. hesitate to give 90+


Mabait si Atty. Diokno. He assigns cases but there's no recit. No midterms and we had oral argumentation for finals. It's a light subject. Good to take if you're sched for the sem is heavy. Compiled by Meinhart Dina (ALS, SC 09-10) & Grace Xaviere Escosia (Special Thanks to Ms. Nicka Hosaka, (ALS,SC 08-09) for making the foundation of this elective manual)

11 AN ELECTIVE MANUAL FOR JUNIORS (Second Semester, ay 2009-2010)

Special Penal Laws (1 unit) The study includes related offenses provided in special laws, such as the Dangerous Drugs Act, the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, the law on wiretapping and related violations of privacy of communication, the Carnapping Law, the Gambling Law, and the Cattle Rustling Act. Atty. Ronald Chua SCHEDULE Saturday, 3 - 4 pm BASIS FOR GRADING broad goals of the clinical program are: to develop in law students an appreciation for the multi-faceted role and responsibilities of the lawyer in the community; to sensitize students to sources and resolutions of community legal problems. The clinical program works to achieve these goals through a program of seminar training and supervision. Atty. Candelaria/Atty. Arroyo SCHEDULE Tuesday, 12 - 2 pm Exams and Recitation WORK LOAD The class can compromise with him with regard to the number of cases. RECITATION Yes COMMENTS His forte is AntiGraft Law so expect
a lot of cases when you reach that topic Helpful for the bar

Special Penal Laws (1 unit) The study includes related offenses provided in special laws, such as the Dangerous Drugs Act, the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, the law on wiretapping and related violations of privacy of communication, the Carnapping Law, the Gambling Law, and the Cattle Rustling Act. Justice Oscar B. Pimentel A.A., LL.B. SCHEDULE Friday, 1 - 2 pm BASIS FOR GRADING Exams WORK LOAD No cases (Moderate) RECITATION None COMMENTS For the bar.
Students of Atty. Vallente in CrimLaw will be able to relate more. Pure lecture, no recits and sometimes he uses past exams. Take down notes and listen to his lectures.

Street Law (2 units) The course provides law students a unique opportunity to enrich their legal education while contributing to the education of high school students. Using the clinical method, an underlying principle of the clinic is that the best way to learn is through teaching. The
Compiled by Meinhart Dina (ALS, SC 09-10) & Grace Xaviere Escosia (Special Thanks to Ms. Nicka Hosaka, (ALS,SC 08-09) for making the foundation of this elective manual)