Atty. Ralph A. Sarmiento LIB
College Dean Welcome to the USLS College of Law, the first Lasallian law school in the country.
The College of Law was established in 1993 with the vision to be a center of excellence in the formation of good Christian lawyers and a venue for legal action and research in the pursuit of justice and service to humanity. In pursuit of the said vision, the College of Law seeks to produce legal professionals who have a passion for justice that is equaled by a commitment to serve the poor and the marginalized.
To adequately prepare its students for the demands of modern day law practice, the College of Law became the first law school in the region in 2010 to offer the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in lieu of the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree. Under this program, the College of Law offers a cutting-edge curriculum that responds to the current needs of the legal profession and the changing conditions of society.
The College of Law emphasizes the holistic development of legal advocates, who are guided not only by a four-fold duty to the society, to the legal profession, to the courts and to their clients, but also by the spirit of faith and zeal. As exemplified by the teachings of its founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, the College of Law teaches its students to live their lives as men and women guided by faith and to learn to see the hand of God in their lives as members of the legal profession.
The College of Law also provides students with opportunities to gain practical hands on legal experience and to develop critical thinking and advocacy skills while in law school. It offers students the opportunity to take part in debates and moot court competitions, and compete with other top students in the country and the world. The College of Law Moot Court Team is a two-time national champion in the National Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law. It has represented the country twice in the Asia Pacific Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law. It also actively participates in the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competitions.
The study of law is not easy. It entails a lot of hard work, dedication, and even sacrifice. But if you are ready to fall in love with the study of law, and you are committed to learn, the College of Law is ready to teach and guide you to become a worthy member of the legal community and to live and breathe the law in the service of your fellow men.