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LEB greenlights USeP School of Law

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The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) is set to make quality legal education accessible to the public with the offering of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) Thesis Program in the Obrero Campus.

Last year, USeP announced its plans to open the School of Law in 2019 in response to the increasing demand for affordable legal education in the region. The Legal Education Board (LEB) visited USeP on April 23, 2019 and approved its proposal to offer the J.D. Thesis Program.

USeP, with its vision to become a Premier Research University in the ASEAN, commits to become a catalyst of change and development in the field of legal and social justice. With the success of the program evaluation, USeP becomes the first state university in Davao Region to offer legal education and the only university in Mindanao to offer thesis program for the J.D.

The LEB team, composed of its Chairman, Atty. Emerson B. Aquende; and members, Commissioners Zenaida Elepaño, Fe Añonuevo, and Abelardo T. Damondon; Atty. Marian Camille Chavez; Catherine R. De Castro; and Michiko Ito, evaluated the School of Law on the areas of Institutional Management and Governance, Academics (faculty, program, offering, and curriculum), and Facilities.

During the interview with the officials from USeP, LEB Commissioner Elepaño, a retired Court Administrator, described the J.D. program as unique and responsive to the local context.

The J.D. Thesis program in USeP, unlike other programs offered in universities in Mindanao, follows the Outcomes-based Education (OBE) model. Focusing on ASEAN integration, the program also specializes in the mainstreaming of conflict sensitivity and conflict transformation in its curriculum. The Human Resource Management Division (HRMD), in coordination with the Curriculum and Instruction Office (CIO), planned capacity building measures such as Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation for the faculty members. These qualities were among the reasons why LEB greenlighted the proposal.

Commissioner Domondon expressed his delight upon learning that USeP had conducted capacity building for faculty members even before the School of Law started its operations.

Atty. Aquende said that although there are already four (4) law schools in Davao City, the J.D. Thesis Program will complement the programs offered in different universities.

“The purpose of opening the School of Law is to complement the other programs and not compete against other law schools in the region,” Atty. Aquende added.

Atty. Jesus Agora Villardo III, an advocate of environmental rights as a basic human right, will serve as the USeP School of Law Dean.

The School of Law is temporarily located at the 3rd floor of the College of Education (CEd) building. Applicants who wish to enroll for SY 2019-2020 may visit the USeP Obrero campus to inquire. For more inquiries and other concerns, please email Mr. Darwin Divino at ddbdivino@usep.edu.ph.


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Postal Address: Ground Floor, Engineering Building
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Telefax: +6382 221-7737
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216

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University of Southeastern Philippines
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205
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208

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Postal Address: 2nd Floor, Arts & Sciences Building
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
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244 Natural Science Department
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University of Southeastern Philippines
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University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
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253 College of Engineering (Staff)

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University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
251 Dean’s Office
250 Faculty Office

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Postal Address:
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
College of Governance and Business
Telephone No:
(082) 227-5111 local 228
(082) 227-5111 local 229

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University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
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262

COMPOSTELA EXTERNAL STUDIES
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University of Southeastern Philippines
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University of Southeastern Philippines
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University of Southeastern Philippines
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University of Southeastern Philippines
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231

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Mintal, Davao City 8000
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409 Accreditation Room
417 Administrative Officer
408 Clinic
404 Dean’s Office
403 Dean’s Secretary
401 E-Library
412 Finance/Cashier
406 Faculty Office – General Education
407 Faculty Office – Major
400 Guard House
415 Guidance Office
402 Library
506 Office of the Student Affairs and Services (OSAS)
411 Registrar’s Office
405 Research Office
413 Supply Office

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Bislig, Surigao del Sur, Caraga Region
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USEP MABINI CAMPUS
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Mabini, Mampising, Compostela Valley

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Apokon, Tagum City, Davao del Norte
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Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Telefax: +6382 225-4697/ +6382 222-5833/ +6382 225-4726/ +6382 221-4941
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Local Number(s):
304
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INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES
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Telephone No: Direct Line : +6382  224-1372
Local Number(s):
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E-mail Address: il@usep.edu.ph

KNOWLEDGE FOR DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN DAVAO
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Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Telefax: 082-221-0084
Telephone: 225-4696 loc 313
Email: restymac_usep2000@yahoo.com

MINDANAO CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES
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University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
270

MINDANAO E-LEARNING SPACE
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University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
234
E-mail Address: mispace@usep.edu.ph

PAMULAAN CENTER FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S EDUCATION
Postal Address: Ground Floor, Graduate School Building
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
234

REGIONAL TRADE & CRAFTS TRAINING & PRODUCTION CENTER
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Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Telephoone No: +6382 225-4696/ +6382 222-5833
Local Number(s):
208
E-mail Address: usep_rtctpc@yahoo.com

TEACHER TRAINING CENTER OF MINDANAO
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Ground Floor
College of Education
University of Southeastern Philippines
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Tel: +6382 225-4696/ +6382 222-5833
Local Number(s):
264
E-mail Address: ttcm@usep.edu.ph

ZONAL COMPUTERIZATION CENTER-EASTERN MINDANAO
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Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
263
E-mail Address: zonal@usep.edu.ph

AFFILIATED NON-CONVENTIONAL ENERGY CENTER
Postal Address: 5th Floor, Engineering Building
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL BOARD REVIEW FOR TEACHERS
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University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Postal Address: c/o Teacher Training Center for Region XI
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000

MT. MALINDANG BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH PROGRAMME
Postal Address: c/o College of Arts & Sciences
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000

SOUTHERN MINDANAO AGRICULTURE & RESOURCES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM
Postal Address: c/o Research Division
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
E-mail Address: smarrdec@yahoo.com

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University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
252

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Postal Address: C/O Records Office, University Service Center
University of Southeastern Philippines
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Telephone No: +6382 221-5708/ +6382 221-0086/ +6382 225-4696
E-mail Address: bac@usep.edu.ph

OFFICE OF ALUMNI & DEVELOPMENT
Postal Address: University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Telephone No: +639 219-845-222
Local Number(s):
312
253
E-mail Address: alumni@usep.edu.ph

FACULTY ASSOCIATION
Postal Address: University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
234
E-mail Address: facass@usep.edu.ph

INSTITUTE OF COMPUTING LOCAL COUNCIL
Postal Address: 5th Floor, Engineering Building
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000

SERVICES

CORPORATE ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
Postal Address: University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Telefax: +6382 221-5771
E-mail Address: cedo@usep.edu.ph

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS & SERVICES
Postal Address: University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Telephone No: +6382 222-5833
Local Number(s):
207
E-mail Address: osas@usep.edu.ph

OFFICE OF THE ADMISSION & STUDENT RECORDS
Postal Address: Ground Floor, Graduate School Building
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
234

UNIVERSITY CLINIC
Postal Address: Ground Floor, Graduate School Building
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
212

UNIVERSITY CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Postal Address: Ground Floor, Graduate School Building
University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
234

UNIVERSITY FINANCE DIVISION
Postal Address: Ground Floor, Graduate School Building
University of Southeastern Philippines
Inigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Telephone No: +6382 222-5833
                       Accounting:
237
                             Budget:
236
                            Cashier:
238
E-mail Address: finance@usep.edu.ph

UNIVERSITY GUIDANCE & TESTING OFFICE
Postal Address: University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Telephone No: +6382 227-8192/ +6382 225-4696/ +6382 225-1105
Local Number(s):
205
E-mail Address: ugto@usep.edu.ph

UNIVERSITY LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
Postal Address: University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Telephone No: +6382 225-4696
Local Number(s):
251
308
E-mail Address: lrc@usep.edu.ph

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DORMITORY
Postal Address: University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
255

GUARD HOUSE
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Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
210

MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE
Postal Address: University of Southeastern Philippines
Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000

PABX ROOM
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Iñigo Street, Obrero, Davao City 8000
Local Number(s):
200

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