Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo (third from right) and Associate Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando (second from right) pose for posterity with the Legal Education Board (LEB) officials during the hybrid launching of the Legal Education Advancement Program (LEAP) of LEB at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel in Pasay City on Thursday. With them are (from left) LEB Commissioners Abelardo T. Domondon, Josefe C. Sorrera-Ty, Lorenzo R. Reyes; LEB Chairperson Anna Marie Melanie B. Trinidad; and Court of Appeals Justice Maria Filomena D. Singh.
LEAP, a program of the LEB in partnership with the University of the Philippines Law Center, is an amalgamation of reform initiatives in teaching and learning the law, legal scholarship, and the administration of legal education in the country. It seeks to ensure that the legal education system is ready to adapt not only to the continuing pressures of present-day challenges facing society, but also to the rapid technological advancement in teaching and the evolving issues, trends, and concerns in the study of law. It will benefit the 127 law schools nationwide and will tap the technical and professional expertise of legal scholars and academicians, practitioners, and legal researchers. (Courtesy of the SC Public Information Office)