SOL provides conducive learning environment amid pandemic  

Date Posted: 07/30/2020

To better serve students and to provide more conducive ways to learn, the Tarlac State University-School of Law (SOL) is working on the refurbishment of two classrooms which includes a legal aid clinic, awarded scholarship grants to its top performing students, and conducted an online lecture series.

The soon-to-be refurbished state-of-the-art rooms will be named after Atty. Mariemeir Marcos Rivera and her nephew, Marc Andre Marcos, the slain victim of a fraternity hazing in a Manila law school.

The other room will house the legal aid clinic, alongside the student council office, which will be open to all Tarlaqueños in need of legal advice.

These state-of-the-art classrooms located at the third level of the SOL building are targeted to be ready by August 2020.

Meanwhile, five full scholarship grants will be awarded to deserving recipients according to Atty. Jose dela Rama, Jr., SOL dean, including the Justice Jose C. dela Rama, Sr. Scholarship Fund which will be bestowed on the top student of the graduating class. This grant covers review expenses and stipend.

Recipient of the Justice Jose C. dela Rama, Sr. Scholarship Fund is Ms. Jui Provido who topped the fourth-year class. The other grantees are Ms. Rochelle Del Monte (third year), Ms. Bethina Garcia (second year), and Ms. Vivien Claire Coleen Yalung (first year) who are the top students of their respective year level.

Aside from the scholarship, they will also receive a free foreign trip as incentive.

On July 9 to 10, the SOL also facilitated an online lecture series entitled “Step-by-Step Litigation” under the New Rules of Civil Procedure which is aimed to pursue learning for law students and lawyers amid the pandemic.

It was held via Zoom and Facebook Live with Hon. Maria Filomena Singh, Court of Appeals Associate Justice and 2019 Remedial Law Bar Examiner, as resource speaker.

“[With] our desire to provide the best legal education and to be innovative under the present set up, we have decided to go online, and we have decided to invite the best in this field,” Dean dela Rama said referring to Justice Singh.

The lecture was divided into two modules. The first one covered pleadings, motions, service, and filing, while the second focused on pre-trial, trial, and judgments.

In her message during the second part of the lecture series, TSU president Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari praised the SOL for getting better every year in terms of facilities, books, students, and recruitment of high caliber faculty members through the efforts of Dean dela Rama. [Maria Adelaida Calayag]