Academic Program

Juris Doctor Degree

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) teaches students to understand and critically analyze the rules and institutions which society establishes to secure and promote justice, order, and peace. It emphasizes an understanding of law in context. It also aims to encourage a broad outlook on legal issues, to understand the functions of law and the legal system, and to appreciate the place of rules of law in the construction of politics and society. Further, it aims to explore key issues of fundamental importance to society using the lens of conflict sensitivity and conflict transformation to generate new and actionable knowledge. In addition, the study of law involves the acquisition of a variety of intellectual skills to prepare students to the legal profession in the 21st century — the creative and imaginative powers of reasoning that are valued by potential employers – as well as, a set of social skills and a set of tools - that would address the broader issues of un-peace in the community as a whole.


  • Atty. Arlene L. Cosape
  • Atty. Jamil Adrian Khalil L. Matalam
  • Atty. Jesus A. Villardo III