Consistent with the desire of the Chairman of the PUP Board of Regents to
open the College of Law in the first semester of school year 2001-2002, the
Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of the College of Accountancy
and Law and the Chairperson of the Department of Law met in the early part
of May 2001 to finalize the proposal to approve the establishment of the PUP
College of Law.
In January 2001, the University President instructed the Dean of the
College of Accountancy and Law to conduct a study and prepare the proposal
for the establishment of the College of Law in line with the pertinent
provisions of DECS Order No. 27, otherwise known as the “Policies and
Standards for Legal Education” and CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 46, s.
1996 (the Policy and Program Deregulations vis-a-vis Higher Education
Immediately thereafter, the desired proposal was submitted to the
University Academic Council, which in turn endorsed the establishment of the
College of Law to the PUP Board of Regents in its letter dated May 25, 2001.
On the same date, the PUP Board of Regents approved Resolution No. 115,
Series of 2001, entitled: “RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE
COLEGE OF LAW.”