SOL recognizes top students, continues learning amid pandemic  

Date Posted: 07/30/2020

To motivate students and to provide more avenues to learn in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemicthe Tarlac State University-School of Law (SOL) awarded scholarship grants to its top performing students and conducted a lecture series using an online platform. 

Five full scholarship grants were awarded to deserving recipients according to Atty. Jose dela Rama, Jr., SOL deanincluding the Justice Jose C. dela Rama, Sr. Scholarship Fund which was 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.