"In pursuit of the University's drive to become global, we are increasing our capacity to address emerging global and cross-border issues and to participate in shaping the world in this millennium.  With the new academic calendar that runs from August to May, we are better able to build lasting academic partnerships with global universities and international organizations; increase avenues for student and faculty exchange in cooperation with partner universities in Europe, Asia, and North America; and offer our J.D. graduates the opportunity to pursue a double degree with an international partner university."

- Sedfrey M. Candelaria
Dean, Ateneo Law School