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COLLEGE OF LAW

MISSION
It is the mission of the College of Law to:
1. make the College of Law of Colegio de la Purisma Concepcion the premier College of
this institution;
2. make this school a law school for the people;
3. build up our present students generation to become bright, alert, persuasive and
most of all develop their self-confidence;
4. be an avenue to form values of aspiring lawyers, armed particularly with the values
and guiding principles of this institution; and
5. develop techniques and ideals and with vision.

VISION
College of Law is not just for the advancement of legal education but also for the
protection and promotion of human rights.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
First Year, First Semester
Persons and Family Relations
Based on the New Civil Code, Preliminary Title and Book I, including a study of the
different kinds of persons, marriage and its effects as to the persons and properties of
the spouse, of the family and the rights and duties of the members thereof, and
absence, emancipations, and the use of sumames, with assigned cases from the
Philippines Reports.

Constitutional Law I
A study of the constitutional conventions, the judicial functions of interpreting written
constitutions, constitutional revisions and amendments, the constitutional relations of
the various governmental agencies, the judicially enforceable limitations upon the
exercise of government powers, and the constitutional protection to individual rights.

Criminal Law I
A study of the characteristics of criminal law and its sources, the historical background
of the Revised Penal Code (Act No. 2815, as amended), the nature of the felonies, the
circumstances affecting criminal liability and the extent of the liability persons criminal
liable. The course covers book I of the Revised Penal Code.

Legal Profession (Bibliography)


A course in the use of law books and principles of legal research.

Legal Research
A study on law books and their use.

Statutory Construction
The study of the use and force of statutes and to the principles and methods of their
construction.

Natural Law I
A study of the natural moral law.
First Year, Second Semester
Obligation and contracts
Based on the New Civil Code of the Philippines, Book IV containing the general
principles of contracts and obligations.

Criminal Law II
A continuation of Criminal Law I. it includes the study of specific felonies, their nature,
elements and corresponding penalties as embraced in Book II of the Revised Penal Code
( Art No. 3815), including its amendments.

Constitutional Law II
Continuation of Constitutional Law I

Legal Writing (Research II)


Practice work on the use of the law library and effective research techniques. Individual
and team approach.

Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility


A study of the nature and importance of the legal profession; the study of a legal lawyer
and special reference on his conduct of behavior towards judges, his colleagues, his
clients, witnesses and the public at large; the nature and importance of courts and
judges, the duties of the judge with particular reference to his conducts and behavior
towards the bar, litigants, witnesses and the public at large.

Second Year, First Semester

Property
A study of the law of property, ownership and its modification, and modes of acquiring
ownership ( except succession), based on Book II and III of the Civil Code of the
Philippines.

Land Titles and Deeds


A study of the system and methods of registration of titles and of deeds over real
property.

Sales and Lease


A study of the law government the contracts of sales and leased based on the
provisions of the Civil Code of the Philippines, Book IV, Titles VI, VII and VIII.

Criminal Procedure
A study of the law on criminal procedure based on Rules 106 to 122 of the Rules of
Court.

Labor Standards
A study of the Agriculture Tenancy Act. (R.A. No. 1199), the Agriculture Land Reform
Code ( R.A. No. 3844), the Social Security Act (C.A. No. 186), other related Acts and
pertinent court decisions, rules or procedures and administrative rules and regulations.

Second Year, Second Semester


Negotiable Instruments Law
A study of negotiable instruments, their nature, kinds, rights of holders, warranties of
parties and discharge of the instruments, etc.

Credit Transactions (including Insolvency or concurrence and preference of


credits)
A study of credit and security transactions covering loans, deposits, surety ship and
guaranty, pledge, mortgage, antichresis, concurrence and preference of credits.

Administrator Law
A study of the principles of administrator law and of administrative decisions; law of
governments; administrative practice; public officers, election law and election contests.

Civil Procedure
A study of courts, their organization and jurisdiction; nature of civil actions; their venue;
and the procedures that govern them; provisional remedies and special civil actions.

Conflicts of Laws
A study of the rules that apply to cases affected by two or more conflicting legal system

Public International Law


A study of the rules and principles generally observed and enforced by nations in their
dealing with one another with emphasis on relations between the Republic of the
Philippines and the United States of America.

Third Year, First Semester


Wills and Succession
A study of the nature, execution, revocation and probate of wills; of succession testate,
or mixed-including the system of legitimes, reserves, rights of representation and
accretion, the effects of the incapacity, disinheritance, predecease and repudiation and
of collation and partition.

Business Organization I (Partnership, Agency and Trust)


A study of the law of partnership, based on the provisions of the Civil Code of the
Philippines, Book IV, Title 9, Article 1767 -1867; agency, a study of the contracting
agency and the laws and principles governing the relation between principal and agent.
Article 1868-1932 of the Civil Code of the Philippines. Trust as provided in Articles 140-
14457, Civil Code of the Philippines including pertinent provisions of the Rules of Court
and special laws on the matter.

Taxation I
The court covers a detailed study of the general principles of Taxation, its constitutional
aspects, and examination of the decisions of the Court of Tax Appeals and Supreme
Court in Taxation, in general. The course also covers a study of the costumes duties,
tariffs and miscellaneous taxes, under special laws.

Labor Relation and Social Legislation


A study of the Agriculture Tenancy Act (R.A. No. 199), the Agricultural Land Reform Code
(R.A. No. 3844), the Social Security Act (C.A. 186), other related Acts and pertinent court
decisions, rules of procedures and administrative rules and regulations.

Insurance
This a study of the law on insurance based on Act No. 2427, as amended (The Insurance
Act), and the Civil Code of the Philippines, Book IV, Titles VII.

Municipal Corporation and Election Laws


This is study of the general principles governing municipal corporations; the law
affecting the creation, organization and government of provinces, cities, municipalities,
municipal districts and barrios; scope and application of the powers of the municipal
corporations including municipal ordinances, contracts, liabilities and enterprises.

Third Year, Second Semester


Business Organization II ( Corporation)
A study of the laws and practice of corporate promotion and organization, management
and description of corporate powers, rights and liabilities of directors, officers and
stockholders, corporate finance and regulation of securities base on the corporation law,
and related statutes and courts decisions. The laws governing municipalities, provinces,
cities and other forms of local government-scope and validity of their applications.

Evidence
This is a study of the law and principles of evidence and Judicial proof based on legal
provisions, treaties and adjudicated cases.

Quasi-Delicts, Torts and Damages


A study of the law of torts and damages mainly based on titles XVII, Chapter 2 and XVIII,
Books IV of the Civil Code of the Philippines.

Legal Forms
This course begins with the study of the National Law of the documentary Stamps Tax
Law. The students are trained to prepare and draft various legal forms and deeds of
conveyance as well as the more important kinds of legal instruments generally used in
business.

Taxation II
This is study of National Taxation (excluding the Income Tax Laws and the Laws
governing estate, inheritance and gift taxes). It covers all national internal revenue
taxes on business and occupations, documentary stamps and miscellaneous internal
revenue taxes; Customs Code; taxes imposed by special laws; and Municipal Taxation in
general. The course also includes a study of tax practice and procedures.

Special Proceedings
Deal with Settlement of Estates deceased persons; Escheat Guardianship and custody
of children; Trustees; Adoption; Hospitalization of insane persons; Habeas Corpus;
Change of Name; Voluntary Dissolution of Corporations;; Judicial Approval of Voluntary
Recognition of Minor Natural Children; Constitutions of Family Home; Declaration of
Absence and Death; Cancellation or Correction of Entries in the Civil Registry.

Fourth Year, First Semester


Civil Law Review I
A general survey and review of the Preliminary Title (Arts. 1-36, of the Civil Code).
Persons and Family Relations (Arts. 37-414). Property (Arts. 404-702). Succession (Arts
1106-1155), including special laws and pertinent provisions of the Rules of court and
assigned cases.

Constitutional Law Review


A study of the constitutional conventions, the Judicial function of interpreting written
constitutional revision and amendments, the constitutional relations of the various
governmental agencies, the Judicially enforceable limitations upon the exercise of
governmental power, and the constitutional protection to the individual rights.

Criminal Law Review


This is a general review of the Revised Penal Code with its latest amendments, and the
interpretation decisions of the Supreme Court and the Count of Appeal as well as the
penal statutes related to Philippines Criminal Law.

Labor Law Review


A study of Labor Legislations in the Philippines, specially laws on recruitment and
employment, pertinent Civil Code Provisions on Labor, woman and child labor laws, law
on hours of work wages and pay, health and safety, workmens compensation
employers liability, employment service, apprenticeship, labor relations, the Court of
Industrial Relations, the Department of Labor, pertinent provisions of the constitutions,
other related laws, court decisions, relevant law/rules of procedures and administrative
rules and regulations.

Practice Court I
A course to train students in the preparations and drafting of complaints, petitions,
answers, motions, brief and other pleadings before tribunals. It includes trainings in the
art of effective oral advocacy. Whenever the progress of the students warrant it, the
course on court practice as described in Practical Court II may be started to continues
through the second semester.