LAW & JURISPRUDENCE
Law school is the best way to become familiar with our legal systems, whether you're interested in becoming a lawyer or not. A degree in law is incredibly flexible and useful because many career paths intertwine with legality, such as the field of politics. At FU, our curriculum prepares students through the Socratic method, a common practice, that quickly sharpens a student's analytical skills on the fly. We offer a wide variety of courses that will get you to "think like a lawyer" in the most savvy of ways by adopting persuasive speaking and critical thinking. Become an expert on how to anticipate the consequences of a statement and win legal battles by knowing the ins and outs of legal principles.
At Foundation University, we have many options for you to choose from for your area of focus, such as criminal or commercial. There are countless opportunities to gain experience as you study for three years to earn your J.D., a degree that can you take anywhere in the Philippines. Master the law at FU.
Philosophy of Law
A study of the historical roots of law from Roman times and the primordial purpose of law.
Knowledge and application of various legal documents and forms used in practice, pleading, and procedure.
Explores principles and methods of statutes as well as their construction and interpretation.
Clinical Legal Education
An introduction on the limited practice of law, including the ethical considerations of lawyering.
Legal Research & Writing
A course on preparation of legal opinions, case digesting, legal writing technique and style, and more.
Basic Legal Ethics
Discover the canons of legal ethics, pertinent provisions of law and rules on norms of conduct, and other principles.
Political and International Law
Constitutional Law I
A survey and evaluation of basic political foundations of Philippine governmental structure.
Explore the laws regulating the conduct of elections, pre-proclamation contests, election protests, and related jurisprudence.
Constitutional Law II
A comprehensive study of the Bill of Rights and other constitutional rights and judicial review of affecting acts.
Laws on Local Government
A course on the general principles governing local governments; laws affecting creation, organization and government of provinces, cities, municipalities, etc.
Administrative Law & Law on Public Officers
A course on the various surveys of the interplay of key laws dealing with public office and civil service.
Public International Law
Discover the general principles of international law and an overview of legal principles governing international relations based on the United Nations Charter.
Criminal Law I
A course on the foundations and principles of criminal law, such as the nature of felonies, stages of execution, personals criminally liable, etc.
Criminal Law II
A course on crimes and penalties, a study of important felonies penalized, and common crimes found in special penal laws.
Persons & Family Law
Explore the application of laws affecting law of persons and the family; legal norms affecting civil personality, marriage, property relations, legal separation, etc.
Obligations & Contracts
A course on the nature of obligations and their extinguishment; contracts in general; civil code provisions on Sale.
Property & Land Law
Explore and analyze the basic laws on property, including its classification and modes of acquiring ownership.
Basic Succession Law
An introduction to law on Succession; basic rules of procedure on the settlement and administration of estates of deceased persons.
Torts & Damages
A course on the quasi-delicts as well as nature, classes, and the extent of damages; discussion on principle of Abuse of Rights.
Private International Law
Discover legal transactions with emphasis on choice of law, including problems on jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
A study of the procedural rules governing the investigation, trial, and disposition of criminal cases in court.
Civil Procedure I
A study on the interplay of procedural laws in the resolution of civil disputes with an in-depth focus in civil actions.
Civil Procedure II
An in-depth focus on Rules 40-71 of the 1997 Rules of Court as amended, including Provisional Remedies.
A course that looks into the rules of presentation, admissibility, and weight and sufficiency of evidence.
Special Rules & Proceedings
A course on Rules 72-109 of the Revised Rules of Court dealing with the procedural rules on the settlement of estate, will letters, testamentary and administration, escheats, guardianship, appointment of trustees, adoption, change of name, cancellation and correction of entries in the Civil Registry.
Agency Trust & Partnerships
A course focusing on important provisions of the Civil Code on agency, partnership, and trusts.
Corporation & Basic Securities Law
A study of the key principles governing private corporations, including foreign corporations and the concept of doing business in the Philippines as found in the Corporation Code and other special laws.
Commercial Laws I
Explore the important principles and concepts of basic laws on commercial transactions with a particular focus on Civil Code provisions on loans, mortgages, pledges and guaranty, and similar credit transactions.
Commercial Laws II
A survey of emerging and relevant commercial laws dealing with public interest, including Transportation Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property Code, Competition Act, and Data Privacy Act.
Labor Law & Social Legislation
A study of social legislation laws with a particular focus on labor rights and welfare as well as important provisions on labor standards and relations under the Labor Code and special laws.
Basic Taxation Law
A course covering constitutional aspects of taxation general principles of income, transfer, and local taxation.
Review & Integration Courses
Legal and Judicial Ethics & Practical Exercises
A review course intended for bar examinees focusing on problem areas and advanced topics in legal and judicial ethics as well as related jurisprudence.
Political & International Law
A review course intended for bar examinees focusing on constitutional law, including political law, administrative law, electoral law, and related subjects.
A review course intended for bar examinees focusing on criminal laws, important and common special penal laws, and related jurisprudence.
A review course intended for bar examinees focusing on civil law, including persons and family law, obligations and contracts, basic succession, laws on property and titles, private international law, torts, and related subjects.
A review course intended for bar examinees focusing on labor laws, social legislation, and related jurisprudence by providing integration of key principles and discussion of updates on jurisprudence and trends as may be projected to be covered in the bar examinations.
A review course intended for bar examinees focusing on remedial laws, particularly those found under the Rules of Court, and related statutes, other sources of procedural law, as well as relevant jurisprudence.
A review course intended for bar examinees focusing on commercial laws and related jurisprudence by providing integration of key principles and discussion of updates on jurisprudence and trends as may be projected to be covered in the bar examinations.
A review course intended for bar examinees focusing on taxation laws and related jurisprudence by providing integration of key principles and discussion of important updates on jurisprudence and trends as may be projected to be covered in the bar examinations.
Environmental & Natural Resources Law
A study of the constitutional provisions, international conventions, and special laws protecting the environment and the ecosystem.
An overview of the principles relating to medico-legal cases, including the procedure of presenting and examining a medical expert witness.
Gender Sensitivity & Laws on Women and Children's Rights
A course on understanding gender and child sensitivity, equality, and nondiscrimination; explore feminist legal theories and international instruments relating to women's and children's rights.
Copyright & Intellectual Property
A study of the laws on trademarks, patents, copyright, and intellectual creation.
This is a practical instruction for the preparation of cases and trial briefs before actual trial of cases, both civil and criminal, including practical suggestions on effective methods of gathering facts, formulation of the theory of a case, and more.
An intensive study of provisional reliefs under Rules 57-61 of the Rules of Court, including a survey of pertinent decisions of the Supreme Court.
Real Estate Transactions
A course on the legal, financial, and operational aspects of subdivisions and condominiums that provides an in-depth analysis of the development process as well as practical exposure to real estate development.
An introduction to the collective bargaining process, negotiations, mediation, and arbitration as experienced in both private and government sectors with an emphasis on practice.
How should I prepare for the College of Law and Jurisprudence at FU?
-We highly recommend that you get comfortable with reading a lot because that is what you will spend the majority of your time on. It's important for incoming law students to have already performed well academically because law school is far more difficult.
What advice would you give a law student at FU?
-Evaluate what you want from studying law because it is highly demanding - make sure this is something you really want to do. We'll take care of the rest at FU by providing you with a strong support system, fantastic courses, and invaluable experience to get you ready for judge and jury.
What are the core values of the College of Law and Jurisprudence at FU?
-We emphasize Foundation University's core values of excellence, integrity, and volunteerism to elevate the community. We focus on molding our law students into better citizens that can use the power of the law to better the lives of everyone.