The DLSU College of Law Faculty is a group of notable practicing lawyers and law specialists. They are backed by a rich resource of experience that will make for an intellectually stimulating environment.
Atty. Jose Manuel Diokno, Dean of the College of Law, is Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Diokno Law Center. He is a Bar member of both the Republic of the Philippines and the State of Illinois. He is also the chairman of the Free Legal Assistance Groups (FLAG), the oldest and largest organization of human rights in the Philippines. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree from the University of the Philippines. He graduated magna cum laude from the Northern Illinois University College of Law with the degree Juris Doctor of Laws.
Atty. Rosario Olivas-Gallo, Vice Dean of the College of Law, is a litigation lawyer. Specializing on women's rights, children's rights, and rights of persons with disabilities, Atty. Olivas-Gallo serves as legal counsel for Support and Empower Abused Deaf Children (SEADC), Philippine Deaf Resource Center (PDRC) and Filipino Deaf Women's Health and Crisis Center (FDWHCC). She is also a member of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG). For five years, she was Chief Executive Officer of Christian Solidarity Worldwide - Hong Kong (CSW-HK), an international human rights organization that speaks up for persecuted Christians. She taught criminal procedure and special proceedings at the College of Law of the University of the Philippines. She received her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of the Philippines.
Atty. Ma. Soledad Margarita Deriquito-Mawis is a senior partner of the Alampay Gatchalian Mawis Alampay Law Offices wherein she handles litiation in criminal law, corporation law, and civil law, particularly those involving family law. She is also a law professor at the Adamson University College of Law. She is corporate secretary of the Breaking the Yoke of Poverty and a member of the Women Lawyer's Circle. She graduated cum laude from her preparatory law course and 15th in her law class at the University of the Philippines.
Atty. Domingo Añonuevo is a union counsel of various employee unions in different institutions including those under financial, telecomunications, drug manufacturing and distributing, garments, and power industries. He is also a counsel of several non-government organizations in the country and is a founding member of the Movement of Attorneys’ Brotherhood, Integrity and Nationalism, Inc. (MABINI). He is a current member and former deputy NCR coordinator of the Free Legal Assistance Groups (FLAG).
Atty. Katrina Legarda is an outstanding lawyer who specializes in family law, and is an advocate of the rights of women and children. She is professor of Medical Jurisprudence in the College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines and a lecturer at the Philippine Judicial Academy, Supreme Court. She is the founding chair of the Child Justice League, a foundation dedicated to providing free legal assistance to abused children and children in conflict with the law. She graduated from the University of Bristol, England (B.A Hons., History) in 1975, and obtained her degree in law from the University of the Philippines College of Law. She joined the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law offices (CCRALAW) in 1981, and left as a Partner in 1992.
Atty. Rodrigo Lope Quimbo is a partner in the Quisumbing Torres Law Office and teaches law at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law and University of the Philippines College of Law. He graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Arts from the University of Santo Tomas and valedictorian with Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines.
Atty. Arno Sanidad is a professorial lecturer at the University of the Philippines College of Law and Deputy Secretary General FLAG. He is also a member of the Regional Council on Human Rights in Asia and a partner in the Sanidad Abaya Te Viterbo Enriquez and Tan Law Firm. He received his Preparatory Law and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of the Philippines.