ALS opens its doors to Ateneo Senior High

October 29, 2018
Grade 12 students of the Ateneo Senior High School (ASHS) and their parents trooped to the Ateneo Professional Schools on 20 October 2018 for the Ateneo Law School (ALS) Open House to explore the life of a law student and the adventures that the legal profession has to offer. 

ALS Dean Joey Hofileña welcomes students of Grade 12 - Ateneo Senior High School and their parents. Seated (L-R) facing the audience are Atty. Arpee Santiago, Atty. Noelle Buan, Judge Jolo de la Rosa, and Ms. Rica Valle.
ALS Dean Joey Hofileña welcomes students of Grade 12 - Ateneo Senior High School and their parents. Seated (L-R) facing the audience are Atty. Arpee Santiago, Atty. Noelle Buan, Judge Jolo de la Rosa, and Ms. Rica Valle.
 
The program opened with a prayer led by Mr. Pedro Martin Hortaleza of 12-Navarro, ASHS. ALS Dean Joey Hofileña welcomed the guests and  lauded the visit as a good initiative for the young Ateneans who were on the verge of discerning their future career paths. He encouraged the students who wish to embark on a law career to pursue it in Ateneo Law School, emphasizing that what makes Ateneo legal education unique is not only the quality education that it offers, but also the attention to formation. 
 
The Open House featured three ALS faculty members who shared their experiences in their respective fields of practice. Atty. Noelle Buan (ALS JD ’15), an associate of ACCRALAW, talked about her specialization in intellectual property and how she thrives in her practice. She expressed her appreciation for having fellow Ateneans in the workplace, not only because of their company and support, but also because she is assured that she has reliable colleagues. Atty. Arpee Santiago (ALS JD ’01), the Executive Director of the Ateneo Human Rights Center, showed a different side of lawyering not known to many people. He shared the range of work he does as an alternative lawyer – working with marginalized groups,  teaching in the law school, appearing in the Supreme Court, and lobbying for the promotion of human rights in the ASEAN. Ms. Rica Valle, a third year student and currently the Externals Vice President of the ALS Student Council, shared her struggles and triumphs as a student and her gratitude to the Law School for giving her the opportunity to be exposed to causes and advocacies. Judge Jolo de la Rosa (ALS JD ’99) related that he was drawn to public service when he became a lawyer and saw that being part of the judiciary is his way of fulfilling this. Through his work in the Regional Trial Court, he hopes that when people enter his court room they will believe that the justice system works. Judge de la Rosa ended by saying that, “there is only one way to become a good Catholic lawyer - go to Ateneo.”
 
The Open House was formally closed by Associate Dean Maita Chan-Gonzaga with a message of appreciation for how the students and their parents chose to spend a precious Saturday afternoon to learn more about the Law School; and that the Law School community was very pleased to show the “Loyola folks” their “Rockwell home”. After which, the ALS Student Council officers toured the guests around the APS building proudly showcased as the work of national artist, Francisco Mañosa.

One of the tour groups visiting the Teehankee Center at the fourth floor of the Ateneo Professional Schools building.

 

The ALS Open House is part of the career exploration trips of Ateneo Grade 12 students this semester. Apart from the ALS, they have visited other workplaces to expose themselves to the world of work.
 
 
 

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  • ALS opens its doors to Ateneo Senior High
    Monday, October 29, 2018
    Grade 12 students of the Ateneo Senior High School (ASHS) and their parents trooped to the Ateneo Professional Schools on 20 October 2018 for the Ateneo Law School (ALS) Open House to explore the life of a law student and the adventures that the legal profession has to offer. 

    ALS Dean Joey Hofileña welcomes students of Grade 12 - Ateneo Senior High School and their parents. Seated (L-R) facing the audience are Atty. Arpee Santiago, Atty. Noelle Buan, Judge Jolo de la Rosa, and Ms. Rica Valle.
    ALS Dean Joey Hofileña welcomes students of Grade 12 - Ateneo Senior High School and their parents. Seated (L-R) facing the audience are Atty. Arpee Santiago, Atty. Noelle Buan, Judge Jolo de la Rosa, and Ms. Rica Valle.
     
    The program opened with a prayer led by Mr. Pedro Martin Hortaleza of 12-Navarro, ASHS. ALS Dean Joey Hofileña welcomed the guests and  lauded the visit as a good initiative for the young Ateneans who were on the verge of discerning their future career paths. He encouraged the students who wish to embark on a law career to pursue it in Ateneo Law School, emphasizing that what makes Ateneo legal education unique is not only the quality education that it offers, but also the attention to formation. 
     
    The Open House featured three ALS faculty members who shared their experiences in their respective fields of practice. Atty. Noelle Buan (ALS JD ’15), an associate of ACCRALAW, talked about her specialization in intellectual property and how she thrives in her practice. She expressed her appreciation for having fellow Ateneans in the workplace, not only because of their company and support, but also because she is assured that she has reliable colleagues. Atty. Arpee Santiago (ALS JD ’01), the Executive Director of the Ateneo Human Rights Center, showed a different side of lawyering not known to many people. He shared the range of work he does as an alternative lawyer – working with marginalized groups,  teaching in the law school, appearing in the Supreme Court, and lobbying for the promotion of human rights in the ASEAN. Ms. Rica Valle, a third year student and currently the Externals Vice President of the ALS Student Council, shared her struggles and triumphs as a student and her gratitude to the Law School for giving her the opportunity to be exposed to causes and advocacies. Judge Jolo de la Rosa (ALS JD ’99) related that he was drawn to public service when he became a lawyer and saw that being part of the judiciary is his way of fulfilling this. Through his work in the Regional Trial Court, he hopes that when people enter his court room they will believe that the justice system works. Judge de la Rosa ended by saying that, “there is only one way to become a good Catholic lawyer - go to Ateneo.”
     
    The Open House was formally closed by Associate Dean Maita Chan-Gonzaga with a message of appreciation for how the students and their parents chose to spend a precious Saturday afternoon to learn more about the Law School; and that the Law School community was very pleased to show the “Loyola folks” their “Rockwell home”. After which, the ALS Student Council officers toured the guests around the APS building proudly showcased as the work of national artist, Francisco Mañosa.

    One of the tour groups visiting the Teehankee Center at the fourth floor of the Ateneo Professional Schools building.

     

    The ALS Open House is part of the career exploration trips of Ateneo Grade 12 students this semester. Apart from the ALS, they have visited other workplaces to expose themselves to the world of work.