DE CASTRO, Jose Arturo C.

Part Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02)892-1277

Jose Arturo Cagampang De Castro graduated with 2nd Honors from the Ateneo Law School in 2003.  In 2014, he obtained his LL.M. at the University of California—Berkeley School of Law (Berkeley Law), specializing in Energy, Environment, Intellectual Property, and Technology Law. 


From 2003 to 2005, Atty. De Castro worked as Presidential Staff Officer VI and Director IV to the Executive Secretary, Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines.  He then worked as a public prosecutor from 2006 until his promotion as DOJ Assistant Secretary in 2009.


Outside of public service, Atty. De Castro practices Philippine law as a partner in the De Castro & Cagampang Law Offices. He also lectured at various institutions in Manila prior to joining the Ateneo Law School faculty roster. He is currently a J.S.D. candidate at Berkeley Law, where he is also a Teaching Assistant in their LL.M. Legal Research and Writing Program.
Areas of Specialization: 
  • Criminal Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Energy Law and Clean Technology
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property Law and Technology
  • Civil Law

Professional Association & Recognition: 
  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (since 2004)
  • Certificate of Specialization in Energy Law & Clean Technology (2014)
  • Certificate of Specialization in Intellectual Property Law & Technology (2014)
  • Berkeley Technology Law Journal (BTLJ) (2013-2014)
  • Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) (2013-2015)
Courses Taught: 
  • Criminal Law 1
  • Criminal Law 2
  • Special Penal Laws

J.S.D. Candidate, University of California—Berkeley School of Law; LL.M., University of California—Berkeley School of Law (2014); Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University Law School (2003); B.S. Commerce, Major in Business Management, De La Salle University – Taft (1998); Colegio de San Agustin - Makati Elementary & High School (1984-1995)