Wesleyan opens new law school
Wesleyan University-Philippines (WU-P), one of the largest and oldest universities in Central Luzon, has opened a law school in its main campus in Cabanatuan City with former human rights lawyer and party-list congressman JV Bautista as its first dean.
Pacifico B. Aniag, president of WU-P, said the Legal Education Board (LEB) has issued a permit allowing WU-P to operate a law school. Aniag, former national head of the Free Masons and Rotary Club International, spearheaded the law school project which was approved by the WU-P board of trustees.
Led by Dean JV Bautista, the pioneer faculty includes Judge Johnmuel Mendoza, Judge Mildred Villaroman-Hernal, Judge Trese Wenceslao, City Prosecutor Rene Villaroman, Dr. Emelita Portillo, Dr. Amelita Chaohan and lawyer Dante Alejandria.
The new law school boasts of the best stocked law library in Nueva Ecija, with a complete updated set of Supreme Court Reports Annotated (SCRA) and its electronic or e-SCRA version, as well as textbooks and commentaries of leading authorities in law. The law library has more than 800 volumes of brand-new law books and an operational internet wi-fi for law researchers.
WU-P is a Methodist-founded university organized in 1946 and operates two campuses in Cabanatuan City and one in Baler, Aurora. It enjoys autonomous status from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
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