The University of Southeastern Philippines School of Law was established in 2019 as the first state-run law school in the Davao region. With a focus on quality and affordability, the School of Law offers the Juris Doctor (JD) Degree, enabling students to develop holistically and contribute to the less-privileged. Aligned with USeP's vision of becoming a premier research university in the ASEAN, the JD program includes a thesis course aimed at influencing local and national policies. Furthermore, an internship in government agencies or non-government organizations allows students to apply their classroom learning in practice.
Greetings of peace!
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the School of Law, the first state-run School of Law in the Davao Region.
A neophyte in the arena of Legal Education, together with our competent educators, it is our mission to produce lawyers who are conflict-transformative and conflict-sensitive.
In line with USeP’s core values – unity, stewardship, excellence, and professionalism - we imagine our granduands to be champions of the poor, the oppressed, and the marginalized whilst adept in using the law as a tool for peace-building & problem solving.
The USeP School of Law aims to be in the forefront of the standards in legal education by providing a different approach in learning and unlearning. Our Juris Doctor Program takes on the outcomes-based framework and includes a thesis that would eventually feed in to government agencies or to local or national congress to become a policy. Moreover, our Law program includes an internship to afford a contextualized legal education.
I hope that as you browse through the contents in this website, you’d know that there are so many things we can offer. Journey with us in our growth as a community.
The University of Southeastern Philippines School of Law is the brainchild of a thorough study that aimed to establish the very first state-run law school in Davao region.
Officially opened in 2019, the School of Law aims to provide a novel approach in providing quality yet affordable education. The Juris Doctor (JD) Degree is designed to provide the students an avenue to grow holistically by becoming one with the less-privileged.
In line with USeP’s vision of becoming the premiere research university in the ASEAN, our JD program includes a thesis course which we hope to be translated into local and national policies. As a State University, it is fitting that an internship in government agencies or non-government organizations is added in the program to give students an opportunity to practice what they have learned in class.
College Quality Objectives
The College aims to achieve the following quality objectives:
- Provide holistic quality legal education
- Prepare students to pass the Philippine Bar Examination while forming them into service-oriented ethical legal practitioners
- Provide students, faculty members, and staff with continuing capacity development to ensure institutional resilience
- Contribute to increasing access to justice, especially for the marginalized, through the Clinical Legal Education Program, Legal Aid Clinic and extension program
- Increase legal research consciousness and initiatives among the faculty, students and staff