Activity 2.22 – Accreditation of subjects for the Juris Doctor program of the School of Law of USA

This activity consists in the accreditation by the Philippine Legal Education Board of the following subjects to be taught in the in the Juris Doctor program of the School of Law of the University of San Agustin (USA):

1. Alternative Dispute Resolution 3, (Units) (new subject);
2. Cultural Properties, Heritage, and Tourism, 3 Units, (new subject);
3. Introduction to Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, 3 Units (new subject);

The other subjects are updated, so they do not need aproval by the Philippine Legal Education Board. They are the following:

4. Public International Law, 3 Units, (updated); 5. Law on Public Corporations, 2 Units, (updated);
5. Persons and Family Relations, 4 Units, (updated);
6. Succession, 4 Units, (updated);
7. Natural Law I; 2 Units, (updated);
8. Natural Law II, 2 Units, (updated);
9. Obligations and Contracts, 5 units, (updated);
10. Property, 4 Units, (updated);
11. Insurance, 2 Units; (updated);
12. Conflict of Laws, 2 Units (updated).
The objective of this activity is to enhance the curricular offerings of the Partner Country HEIs through Juris Doctor/Bachelor of Laws and Master’s programs that have research components that are consistent with the Bologna proces
To be implemented until Aug/2023
Responsible for this activity: USA team (assisted by European partners)
The “Higher Education Act of 1994” from the Philippines establishes as a general strategy for the Filipino Higher Education the modernization and internationalization of their operations by identifying, supporting and developing “potential centers of excellence in program areas needed for the development of world-class scholarship, nation building and national development.” (section 8, f).

This activity is fully in line with such strategy as it seeks to enhance the curricular offerings of the Partner Country HEIs taking into account the Bologna process; to encourage the faculty and students of the Partner Country HEIs to enhance their multilingual research skills by studying Spanish, at the very least: and lowers the transaction cost of researching in Spanish by giving the faculty these HEIs a working knowledge of the Spanish legal system, laws, jurisprudence and databases.
To be implemented.
Expected Outputs
Accreditation of 3 new subjects by USA.
Achieved Outputs
To be described