CHAN-GONZAGA, Ma. Ngina Teresa V.

Status: 
Full Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02) 899-7691 to 96 ext. 2409
+63 (02) 899-7697
Biography: 

Maita Chan-Gonzaga’s areas of interest include political law, civil law, and legal ethics. Prior to joining Ateneo Law full time in June 2015, Maita served as Commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, having been appointed by President Aquino in September 2010.  Previous professional commitments include engagements as an associate of Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles Law Office (2002-2004) and as Program Officer of the Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism – Ateneo Human Rights Center (2004-2010). 
 
In 1997, Maita completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (cum laude) from the Ateneo de Manila University. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo Law School in 2002, graduating valedictorian of her class and receiving the St. Thomas More Award for the Most Distinguished Graduate. She then obtained her Magister Juris from Oxford University in 2008.

She took the 2002 Bar Examinations (ranked 4th) and has been teaching at Ateneo Law since admission to the Philippine Bar in 2003.

Areas of Specialization: 
  • Political Law
  • Civil Law

Professional Association & Recognition: 
  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (since 2003)

Courses Taught: 
  • Constitutional Law
  • Obligations and Contracts
  • Persons and Family Relations

Education: 
Magister Juris, Queen’s College, Oxford University, 2008; Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, 2002; Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University College of Arts and Sciences, 1997