Monday, July 30, 2012

Bedan Law Student died because of Hazing

I just received a text message from my Best friend, also a Freshman Law Student in San Beda telling me about his classmate who passed away yesterday because of hazing so I googled about this information 'cause I think this concerned us, law students, in so many ways. So here's the report from

A San Beda College of Law freshman has reportedly died Monday due to injuries caused by a hazing incident.

In a statement posted late Monday night on the Facebook page of the San Beda College of Law Student Government (LSG), the victim who allegedly died after undergoing fraternity initiation rites was identified as Marc Andrei Marcos.

“This is what we have confirmed so far: at about 3pm this afternoon, we have received reports that a 1st year Bedan law student, Marc Andrei Marcos from 1P, has been confined at the DLSU Medical Center, Dasmarinas, Cavite, but he did not make it,” the statement said.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Class Suspension as of July 30, 2012

Posted on 07/29/2012 10:41 PM | Updated 07/30/2012 8:09 AM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED 7 a.m.) - Classes have been suspended Monday, July 30, by local government units and several universities and colleges due to inclement weather brought by the effects of tropical storm Gener (international codename Saola) and the Southwest Monsoon, which has caused flashfloods and cutting electricity since Sunday.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lawyers/Law Students Dilemma ... I'm sooo busy !

Life's daily challenges and dissappointments puts one in a position where you can't but get busy, it is automatically assumed that the busier you are, the more likely you will achieve your goals or aims in real time. The problem comes when you get so busy you can hardly live your life, where the only thing that comes to mind is to work yourself till you can no longer keep up. When you get to such a stage, you will be tieing a noose round your neck,letting out a laugh could even become a waste of time, a sign that you have fallen into the busy trap.

Lawyers are Liars ... Myth !

There is something that most people do not know. A lawyer is bound to take up any brief that is entrusted to him, regardless of his personal feelings about the truth of his case. It is Law, part of the ethics of the Profession, akin to the dictum that a doctor cannot refuse to treat a patient who comes to him in distress. He is not entitled to refuse any brief except on certain specified reasons, including lack of knowledge of that field of law, ill-health, conflict of interest, etc. So when a person accused of a crime seeks to engage a lawyer, he is duty-bound to defend him, even if he feels his client is guilty as hell. His job is to find out the facts of the case which entitle his client to the least punishment prescribed under law. It is his job – to ensure that his client gets a fair hearing.

Imagine a situation where a person has no right to defend himself. The Police arrest him, the Judge finds him guilty and sentences him without even giving him a chance to say anything in his defense. Even if he is allowed to present his case, his lack of knowledge about the law handicaps him in presenting his case in the best light. That is where a lawyer’s services are necessary. If not, we could as well go back to the Law of the Jungle. Eye for an Eye and all that.

Collection of Funny Lawyer Quotes

  • There are three sorts of lawyers - able, unable and lamentable. - Robert Smith Surtees
  • Whoever tells the best story wins. - John Quincy Adams
  • A Lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth. - Patrick Murray
  • Ignorance of the law excuses no man - from practicing it. - Adison Mizner
  • In almost every case, you have to read between the lies. - Angie Papadakis
  • A lawyer is a gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it for himself. - Lord Brougham
  • A man is innocent until proven broke. - Anonymous

“A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.” -Mario Puzo

“You win some and you lose some, but you get paid for all of them.” -Anonymous

How do you see your Law Professors?

We have different opinions about what kind of professors do we have. Sometimes, we call them lazy, demanding and frustrating! But what about the good things they have imparted to us? I've known lots of good professors during my stay in PUP-CEFP, they do not only teach what is asked from them to teach, rather, they share life's lesson which you can bring with you wherever you go and things you'll never learn inside the classroom --VALUES . Let me share with you a beautiful article I read in Young Blood (Yes, I'm a fan of this column). This is about an ordinary student and an ordinary Law Professor who taught him extraordinary lessons.

My other father


Sunday, July 8, 2012

How to Easily Digest a Case

TIPS ON DIGESTING CASES: You can never escape digesting cases in the College of Law. The objective in digesting cases is to discover how the law was applied. Your professor is less interested in the brilliancy of the lawyer or the parties involved or how they won or lost their case. What matters is how the Supreme Court resolved the issues.

1. DO NOT DIGEST UNLESS YOU KNOW THE CODAL PROVISION. It's a total waste of time. On the contrary, if you know what the law requires, it is easy to determine if the parties obeyed or disobeyed the law. The Court always sides with the party who obeyed the law.

2. DO NOT DIGEST CASES SINGLY. Groups of cases must be digested together because they all apply the same law - sometimes in contrasting manner. Spend the most time thoroughly digesting the first in a batch of cases. Succeeding cases will simply re-apply the same principle. However, look out for reversals of rulings.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happens after a bloody recitation in Criminal Law I

I really felt so frustrated yesterday afternoon because I wasn't able to finish all the assigned cases for our subject that day (Criminal Law I .. just so you know) 
It was actually very easy understand because of the book/hand-out our good professor provided us .
The thing is .. we were assigned to read tons of cases and bet to tell you , each cases has a minimum of 7 pages and a maximum of 15 pages . Take note ! I used Verdana for the font style and 8 for the size not to mention that I maximized the margins and divided it into 2 columns .. now you got it !

If you've been following My Personal Blog : Simply Jhaycee
You will know that I'm not only a student so that's the main reason why I was sooo f*cking nervous to get called by the professor coz I wasn't able to finish everything ..

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Books to have for a First year/First semester Law Student

  • Legal Research - Milagros Santos-Ong 
  • Statutory Construction by Rufus Rodriguez or Ruben Agpalo
  • Legal Profession by Edgardo Villareal
  • Criminal Law by Atty. Renato Callanta Jr. (He's actually our professor and he made his own book which is very comprehensive and concise)
    • Revised Penal Code (Every Law Student should have one!)
  • Constitutional Law I known as Philippine Political Law by Joaquin Bernas
    • 1987 Constitution (for Christ' sake!)
  • Environmental Law I (No prescribed Author .. just make Google, LawPhil and Chan Robles your reliable Bestfriends)
  • Persons and Family Relations Law by Melencio Sta. Maria
    • Codal (The pocket size Civil Code of the Philippines)
    • Family Code of the Philippines

that's all folks !

Monday, July 2, 2012

Schools with no classes due to flood (July 3, 2012)

State weather bureau PAGASA says a Low Pressure Area (LPA) spotted 30 kilometers north of Ambulong, Batangas is bringing scattered to widespread rains over Southern Luzon including Metro Manila.


At 7:25 am, PAGASA posted on Twitter that flooding is “possible” in “low-lying areas and those located near the river channels.”

“People are advised to monitor the weather condition,” the weather agency tweeted.

FUUUUUUrst terrifying week in Law School !

Many would love to know how it feels like to be in Law School .. As for me , if I only knew anyone who can give me precautionary measures in Law School , I would spend my whole day asking questions to that person but I don't know any! So I guess , it's gonna be a long guessing game journey for me.

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