STA. MARIA, Amparita S.

Full Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02) 800-7691 ext. 2323
Amparita Sta. Maria graduated with honors from the Ateneo Law School (LL.B.) and obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the University of Toronto under a Reproductive Health Fellowship, as part of the Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health Graduate Scholarships of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
She is concurrently the Director of the Ateneo Graduate Legal Studies Institute and the Urduja Women’s Desk of the Ateneo Human Rights Center.
She joined the faculty in 1991. In 2002, she introduced Gender and the Law, an elective which discusses women’s rights and gender discrimination. She is also a Professorial Lecturer in International and Human Rights Law at the Philippine Judicial Academy. She has been involved in the training of judges, court lawyers and personnel in human rights, women’s rights and gender sensitivity; and continues to lecture on these topics and on other emerging issues on gender and human rights.
From 2004-2011, she served as a member of the Committee on Gender Responsiveness in the Judiciary of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
Areas of Specialization: 

·         Human Rights                        
·         Gender and Women’s Rights
·         Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights
·         Family Law

Professional Association & Recognition: 

·         Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
·         Professorial Lecturer, Philippine Judicial Academy

Courses Taught: 

·         Persons and Family Relations
·         Emerging Issues and Human Rights
·         Institutions and Mechanisms for Human Rights
·         Gender and the Law
·         Foundational Course on Women’s Rights
·         Anti-Discrimination and Equality Law