Saturday, December 22, 2012
Before everyone goes on leave I wanted to send some sort of Christmas holiday greeting to friends and colleagues, but it is difficult in today’s world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met with a lawyer yesterday, and on his advice I wish to say the following:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non addictive, gender neutral celebration of the summer solstice holiday practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
“I hope that when you look at the Bill of Rights, you don’t just gloss over them. Because the truth is, ladies and gentlemen, someone was put into jail, someone was tortured, and someone actually had to die, for those words to be written there.”
Pao Magno's Criminal Procedure professor, in his marathon lecture, explaining how the Bill of Rights is a product of blood and tears.
WRITTEN BY KAT
Feeling bored? Apathetic? Is the best part about your law degree skipping class to lunch with friends?
You know assessments and exams will be here to ruin your early semester reverie soon enough, but you’re feeling uninspired. It was exciting back when you started this crazy little thing called law, but this semester you like law school about as much as Voldemort liked Harry Potter. No wonder you’re pretty keen to bail. But should you?
Here are some reasons to tough it out...
1. IT’S HELPFUL, AND YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO BE A LAWYER
When you enrolled in law you were thrilled at the prospect of becoming a legal legend – like Denny Crane, or the slightly nefarious Cleaver Greene. But now you would rather become just about anything other than a lawyer… and that’s cool too.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
03 December 2012
HON. GEMY LITO FESTIN
Dean, College of Law
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Sta Mesa, Manila
This is to inform you that, I, Jocelle Osana G. Dela Cruz, a freshman student from LLB 1-6 of Polytechnic University of the Philippines, College of Law, Sta. Mesa, Manila have successfully accomplished the First Semester of Academic year 2012-2013.
I handled to survive the 1st semester despite all the circumstances I faced along the way, however, due to our family's financial problem, I will not be able to enroll for the 2nd semester which is a very painful decision on my part since going to law school and the stress it brings have been part of my daily routine.