Day 1 of the 2019 Legal Education Summit

July 31, 2019

During the first day of the two-day 2019 Legal Education Summit (LES) at the Manila Hotel on July 31, 2019, the Organizing Committee present their compiled and collected information and data on the current state of the country’s legal education. Legal Education Board Commissioner Hon. Abelardo T. Domondon (inset) presented a Concept Paper for Re-Engineering Legal Education and the Bar Examinations: A proposed radical paradigm shift; (From left) University of the Philippines-College of Law Dean Fides Cordero Tan and Vice Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the 2019 LES, the Current State of Legal Education in the Philippines; Dean Cynthia R. Del Castillo, Former Dean of Ateneo Law School, the recommended reforms in the Bar Examinations; University of San Carlos-College of Law Dean Joan S. Largo went into the issues and recommendations for the Law Curriculum and Law Instruction; Father Saturnino Urios University-College of Law Dean Josefe Sorrera-Ty, the recommendations on Law School Administration; and Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria, Chief of Office, Research, Publications and Linkages Office of the Philippine Judicial Academy, issues and recommendations for the Legal Education Board Charter. (Photo by Tiffany Ines C. Atendido, Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)