Dean’s Message

Welcome to the University of Cebu School of Law!

It is my honor to introduce to you this very dynamic, vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Since its first batch of graduates took the 2006 Philippine Bar Examination, UC Law has already produced five Bar Exam placers and several topnotch lawyers who are now successful in their fields of specialization in the judiciary, government agencies, private institutions and organizations, and law firms. As one of the pioneer graduates, I am a witness to how UC Law, in the short span of about 15 years, has rapidly grown and evolved from an unknown provincial law school to one of the best performing law schools in the country.

UC Law owes its success to its supportive, dedicated, and high-caliber faculty composed of lawyers who are experts in their respective practice areas. Many of our professors are Bar Exam placers and honor graduates who are united in developing grit in our students in their pursuit of excellence. Our professors, who genuinely believe that teaching is a vocation, are passionate about what they teach and thus inspire students to study more and get genuinely interested in what they are learning. Our faculty is known for their “tough love,” wanting only to give their students the best preparation for the legal practice.

As the new dean of UC Law, I am very excited to introduce positive reforms that will further improve its performance as a law school. We shall do this through programs which will strengthen its partnership with various local and international agencies, as well as its linkages with Philippine and foreign law schools. We will ensure constant improvement of its facilities and services, effectively address the mental health and development of its students, improve its ranking in the list of best law schools in the Philippines, and make its presence felt in the international community. To this end, the law school will exert conscious efforts in producing not only globally-competitive and topnotch lawyers, but most importantly, good and responsible human beings.

I invite you to check out more of our website and learn how a legal education from UC Law can help you further your goals in life and make an impact in our community. Please also visit us and let us help you achieve your dream of becoming a lawyer. While there are many law schools in the Philippines, particularly in Cebu, UC Law can offer you not just excellence in legal education but also genuine caring for you as a person and an unwavering commitment to help you become a better person. We look forward to meeting you.

– Al-Shwaid de Leon Ismael, Dean and Professor of Law