Third Year

FIRST SEMESTER
 
Succession
A detailed evaluation of the law on testate and intestate succession, including wills, institution of heirs, computation of legitimes of compulsory heirs, disinheritance, and partition and distribution of the estate. (Prerequisite: Persons and Family Relations) (4 units)
 
Labor Law I
An introduction to Philippine Labor Laws, which will cover Preliminary Title, Pre-Employment (Book I) and R.A. 8042 Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act; Book II on Human Resources Development, and The TESDA Law (RA 7796) and the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons (RA 7277); Book III on Conditions of Employment, including the specials laws on 13th month pay, paternity leave, protection and welfare of women workers, sexual harassment, and child abuse; Book IV on Health, Safety and Social Welfare Benefits, including the law on the Social Security System, the Government Service Insurance System, and PhilHealth. (3 units)
 
Taxation II
A study of the concepts and general principles of transfer (estate and donor’s), value added, excise, and other percentage and miscellaneous taxes, including documentary stamp tax, provided in the National Internal Revenue Code; the remedies available to the government and the taxpayer; fundamentals of local taxation; both under the Local Tax Code and Real Property Tax Code; and the general principles on tariff and customs duties. (Prerequisites: Persons and Family Relations, Corporation Law, Property, Taxation I, Succession) (3 units)
 
Insurance 
A study of the Insurance Code and related laws, including the concept and function of insurance, the nature of the insurance contract, insurable interest, special forms of insurance and government regulation of the insurance business. (Prerequisite: Obligations and Contracts) (2 units)
 
Torts and Damages 
An analysis of the law on quasi-delicts as well as the nature, classes and extent of damages. (Prerequisites: Obligations and Contracts) (2 units)
 
Fundamentals of Thesis Writing I
An instructional guide to the preparation and writing of a thesis, with the objective of choosing a subject and drafting the outline for the thesis to be submitted and defended by the student as part of the requirement of the J.D. program. (1 unit)
 
 
SECOND SEMESTER
 
Evidence 
A course which looks into the rules of presentation, admissibility, and weight and sufficiency of evidence, including burden of proof and presumption. (4 units)
 
Labor Law II 
Study of the General Principles in Book V of the Labor Code on Labor Relations, specifically governing areas on government machinery, labor organizations, unfair labor practices, representation issue, collective bargaining and administration agreements, grievance machinery and voluntary arbitration, lockouts, strikes and other concerted activities; Book VI on Post-Employment, covering areas such as classes of employees, termination of employment and retirement; Book VII on penal provisions of the Labor Code and prescription of actions and claims. (3 units)
 
Special Proceedings
A study of Rules 72-109 of the Revised Rules of Court dealing with the procedural rules on the settlement of estate of deceased persons, escheats, guardianship, appointment of trustees, adoption, hospitalization of insane persons, habeas corpus, change of name, voluntary dissolution of corporations, judicial approval of voluntary recognition of minor natural children, constitution of family home, declaration of absence and death, cancellation and correction of entries in the Civil Registry and app