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GS Law formalizes LLM offering to FSUU in a MoA signing ceremony

On June 11, 2024, the Graduate School of Law (GSL) signed a memorandum of agreement with Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) – College of Law to pave the way for the FSUU law alumni and academic staff to pursue their Master of Laws in UST.

FSUU College of Law Dean Atty. Rodney C. Ato, who is an alumnus of UST Civil Law, expressed his gratitude to GSL and underscored that the formalized partnership with UST will give the people in Butuan City and also in the CARAGA region a chance to adjust and discover more in the legal profession.

“As members of the legal profession, we embrace a life-long learning to stay curious and engage with the evolving landscape of law and society,” Atty. Ato said.

GSL Dean Jacqueline O. Lopez-Kaw, DCL, said in her message that this partnership between FSUU marks the culmination of their collaborative efforts in advancing legal education and fostering academic cooperation within institutions.

“This joint effort will make our prospective students more competent in the practice of legal profession, including teaching in the academe. This partnership reaffirms the Graduate School of Law’s commitment to cultivate the next generations of legal scholars, advocates, and leaders.” Atty. Kaw said.

In the MoA signing ceremonies, Dean Kaw, Regent fr. Dexter A. Austria, O.P., SThD, and Faculty Secretary Romeo Teope, Jr., MBA, represented the University.

Meanwhile, the FSUU counterparts who joined and witnessed the ceremonial signing were President Rev. fr. John Christian U. Young, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Research Rev. fr. Randy Jasper C. Odchigue, Vice-President of Administrative and Student Affairs Engr. Zenaida Azura, Comptroller Atty. Janine A. Rabon, former College of Law Dean and former Legal Education Board Commissioner Atty. Josefe Sorrera-Ty, and HRMD Director Lyndon Buque.

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