Bachelor of Science in Legal Management
Degree Codes: Program- BSLGL Plan- BSLGL


The Commercial Law Department offers an academic degree in Bachelor of Science in Legal Management. This degree is a good preparation for the college of law and is, at the same time, intended to provide employment opportunities to the graduates

Course Descriptions

CIVIL LAW AND PROCEDURE (CIVIPRO)
3 units
This is a  basic course on persons and family relations and on the law of property.  The second part of the course involves basic concepts in civil procedure, simple pleadings, and remedies in action both civil and provisional.  Introduction to special proceedings and summary procedure is also part of the study.


  • Pre-requisite: Oblicon; Partcor
  • Pre-requisite to: Doculmg

LAW AND PROCEDURE (CRIMPRO)
3 units
This is a study on the theories and principles of criminal law and crimes and the circumstances which affect criminal liability.  The student is also provided with basic knowledge of criminal procedures and on the rights of the accused.


  • Pre-requisite: Oblicon, Partcor
  • Pre-requisite to: Doculmg

NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED LAWS (NEGOTIN)
3 units
This is a study of the negotiable instruments law and the salient provisions of the central bank and the general banking laws.  The student is expected to realize and appreciate the importance of these laws in the development of a more socially responsible citizen.


  • Pre-requisite: Oblicon, Partcor
  • Pre-requisite to:N/A

LABOR LAW AND LABOR RELATIONS (LABOREL)
3 units
This is an introductory course on labor law and procedures where emphasis is placed on legal principles and concepts.  The course is divided into three major parts known as modules.  The first part deals with labor standards law.  The second part deals with the law on labor relations.  The third part deals with the procedures and administrative machineries involved in enforcing these laws.


  • Pre-requisite: Oblicon; Partcor;Negotin
  • Pre-requisite to: N/A

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (INTPROP)
3 units
Students will be introduced to the concept of intellectual property and the meaning of copyright, trademark, trade name, patent and invention.  Discussion will be made on the registration and protection of intellectual property.


  • Pre-requisite:Oblicon; Partcor
  • Pre-requisite to: N/A

(PRCLMGT)
3 units
The prclmgt course, which covers two terms, first exposes students to the rudiments of legal research using the law collection and materials of the library. Students are then trained in legal writing consisting of a memorandum on an issue of law and draft common legal documents.  In the second term, the students are placed, for a period of 200 hours, in selected law firms, business company, or government agency for an on-the-job training where they can apply the knowledge they have learned in the classroom.


  • Pre-requisite: Doculmg
  • Pre-requisite to: N/A

OBLIGATIONS AND CONTRACTS (OBLICON)
3 unts
This is a general study of legal obligations.  It starts with the sources of obligations, then proceeds with the different kinds of obligations and ends with the modes of extinguishment.  This is also a general study of contract law.  Preparation of a contract, requisites for a perfected contract, and the different defective contracts constitute the study of contract.  Natural obligations and damages are included as additional topics.


  • Pre-requisite:
  • Pre-requisite to: Partcor

PARTNERSHIP & CORPORATION (PARTCOR)
3 units
This is a beginning study to the laws of partnership and private corporation.  It will focus on the legal requirements for the formation of these business organizations as juridical entities, their powers, management and dissolution.  The rights and liabilities of the members composing the business organization, whether as partners, stockholders, officers or directors, are also studied.  Important doctrines in corporate law are also tackled in the course.


  • Pre-requisite: Oblicon
  • Pre-requisite to: Crimpro;Civipro

WOMEN'S RIGHT (WMNRTS)
3 units
To Prepare concept papers with sound legislative and/or administrative recommendations that can be sent to policy-making bodies in government such as the Office of the President, through the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, or the Senate and the House of Representatives, through their respective Committees on Women


  • Pre-requisite:  Oblicon; Civipro; Crimpro
  • Pre-requisite to: 

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (CONSLAW)
3 units
This is a study of awareness of one’s rights set out in the Constitution is basic in any study of law.  At the same time, the individual is expected to know the limitations of the exercise of his rights through government regulations on account of powers inherent in the State.  Ultimately, a balancing of the rights of individuals and the powers of the State is achieved to put order in society.


  • Pre-requisite:  Oblicon
  • Pre-requisite to: 

GREATWORKS (GRTWRKS)
3 units
This course aims to augment the students’ critical study of legal principles through exposure to various written Works, literary or disciplinary, associated with the philosophical foundations and contemporary application of various fields of law.  It is a discussion-directed class where interaction between teacher and student/s is primarily in the form of spontaneous exchange of ideas and counter-ideas in an environment of academic freedom.  The Works shall illuminate different perspectives of dealing with legal principles and their application in everyday human experiences.  These discussions will provide a stronger foundation in the ability to analyze and explore greater possibilities in the field of Legal Management.


  • Pre-requisite:  None
  • Pre-requisite to:  None

COMPUTER APPLICATION FOR LEGAL MANANGEMENT 1 (COMP1LM)
3 units
The course will be taught by a combination of lecture and computer lab instruction.  Between lab classes and seminars, there will be interaction via the discussion list (yahoo groups) of discussion topics and other matters of interest to the class.


  • Pre-requisite:  None
  • Pre-requisite to:  None

COMP2LM: COMPUTER APPLICATION FOR LEGAL MANANGEMENT 2
3 units
This is an advanced course for Legal Management students that enhances the basic computer concepts learned in COMP1LM.  This course is designed to provide students with intermediate knowledge of MS Office.  This course will also provide the students with the necessary skills for computer-aided legal research. 


  • Pre-requisite:  None
  • Pre-requisite to:  None

LAW ON INCOME TAXATION (TAXINCO)
3 units
The course is the introduction to taxation and income tax.  It deals with the underlying principles behind the imposition of the tax in general, and income tax in particular.  It emphasizes the social and moral responsibility of the people to pay the taxes in support of the government in order that the same government will be able to discharge its appropriate function and render services in their favor.  The emphasis is on the application of the theory and principles in solving income tax problems.  It tests the students’ conceptual knowledge and proficiency in the practical application of the law as they relate to accounting practice, and use the same knowledge to enhance human development and social transformation.    


  • Pre-requisite:  Oblicon
  • Pre-requisite to:  Taxbusi

TRANSFER AND BUSINESS TAXES (TAXBUSI)
3 units
The course covers transfer and business taxes.  It deals with the imposition of the tax on the gratuitous transfer of property and on the privilege to engage in trade or business.  It emphasizes the social and moral responsibility of the people to pay the taxes in support of the government in order that the same government will be able to render the appropriate services in their favor.  The emphasis is on the application of the theory and principles in solving tax problems. It tests the students’ conceptual knowledge and proficiency in the practical application of the law as they relate to accounting practice, and use the same knowledge to enhance human development and social transformation.   


  • Pre-requisite:  Oblicon
  • Pre-requisite to: 

BASIC LEGAL RESEARCH METHOD (DOCULMG)
3 units
The Course is an introduction to legal research methodology which is designed to provide an overview of the Philippine Legal System as sources of research framework, issues and authorities as well as of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories of legal research, as appropriately guided by the Manual of Legal Citations, the Manual of Judicial Citations, and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  It also includes a discussion of principles and legal aspects of academic honesty in research. 


  • Pre-requisite:  Civipro, Crimpro
  • Pre-requisite to:  Prclmgt

INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW (INTELAW)
3 units
This is an introductory course on the interplay of international trade policy and law.  It will cover discussions on the development of the GATT and WTO and basic principles governing the GATT/WTO system. It will also tackle the arguments for and against free trade and the different mechanisms that affect free trade like bilateral and regional trade agreements, dispute settlement and tariff and non-tariff barriers.  It will also cover the GATS, TRIPS and trade facilitation, specifically the Kyoto Convention, and its implication on the Philippine legal framework. Finally, the course will discuss the Philippine trade negotiation process and structure.


  • Pre-requisite:  Oblicon
  • Pre-requisite to:  None

LEGAL ASPECTS OF ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS (LAWADVE)
3 units
To know the constitutional provisions relating to advertising; know the basic concepts of torts and damages in relation to obligations and liabilities arising from human relations and understand the meaning of the various kinds of intellectual properties and the legal rights and protection given to their owners; know the rules and regulations for conducting sales promotions and able to apply them through simulated exercises; and to be aware of the social & legal responsibility in advertising & promotions


  • Pre-requisite:  Oblicon
  • Pre-requisite to: 

LEGAL WRITING (LEGAWRI)
3 units
The Course is an introduction to legal writing and documentation designed for legal management students who would like to focus their career path in either business management, business consultancy, and/or law studies.  The thrust of the course shall be on fundamental concepts, principles and theories of legal writing and documentation, as appropriately guided by the various substantive and procedural laws.  It shall cover preparation of basic business, quasi-judicial (administrative) and judicial forms and documentation.


  • Pre-requisite:
  • Pre-requisite to: 

NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENT LAW AND RELATED LAW (NEGBANK)
3 units
This course is an introduction to the principles and application of negotiable promissory notes, bills of exchange and checks. Collectively referred to as negotiable instruments, these documents have become indispensable in the financial systems of modern nations. The course aims to familiarize the students with the basic principles of negotiable instruments law and the application of these principles in the world of law and finance.


  • Pre-requisite:  None
  • Pre-requisite to:   None

LEGAL ENVIRONMENT (LEGALEN)
3 units
This subject is designed for business management students so they will know the theoretical foundation of the legal system and the various kinds of laws and regulations that affect business. Basic knowledge of the laws regulating business is provided in order to serve as an input in deciding and planning business activity.  In addition, the course will give  students insights on issues between the legal situation and the economic concern of business.


  • Pre-requisite:  Oblicon
  • Pre-requisite to: None 

LAW ON BUSINESS AND INCOME TAXATION (BUCOTAX)
3 units
The course is principally a study of the basic principles of Taxation, Income Taxation, Estate and Donor’s taxes and the different business and transfer taxes imposed under the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC).The first part is aimed at situating Taxation as a law in the context of the Philippine legal system and introduces the student to the concept of Taxation and its significance as a State Power.  It also seeks to thoroughly acquaint the student with the general principles of Taxation. The second part is , specifically primarily devoted to the study of the concept of Income and Income Taxation; business taxes specifically, Value-Added Tax (VAT), as well as other business taxes namely: excise taxes, other percentage taxes, documentary stamp taxes, and community tax certificate.


  • Pre-requisite:   Oblicon, Partcor
  • Pre-requisite to: None 

Statistics (IRM500M)
3 units
This course deals with use of statistical tools and methods in business decision-making and research.  The topics also includes description statistics, non-parametric statistics tests, and parametric tests such as regression and correlation with the aide of computer software.

Labor Economics (IRM740M)
3 units
This course covers the study of national employment/unemployment, inflation, employment  of resources, wage determination, and fiscal policy related to employment.

Research Methods (IRM525M)
3 units
The course provides the student knowledge and application of research skills.  It involves the preparation of a thesis on IRM

Pre-employment and Human Resources Development Program (IRM685M)
3 units
This course delves on the recruitment and placement of workers, and the development and training of human resources.  It also focuses on the labor laws related to recruitment and placement of workers, and human resources development program.

Condition of Employment and Wage Administration (IRM610M)
3 units
This course  looks into conditions of employment, and enables the student to acquire a better grounding on job evaluation, designing as equitable wage ad salary structure, and developing a competitive package of fringe benefits.

Health, Safety and Welfare Benefits and Post Employment (IRM603M)
3 units
This course deals with issues and cases, here and abroad, on medical, dental and occupational safety, employees’ compensation and state insurance fund, medicare and adult education.

Management of Labor Unions and Collective Bargaining Agreements (ORM604M)
3 units
This course delves on labor unions: its nature, types, formation, and status (locally and internationally).  It also deals with unfair labor practices, collective bargaining preparation and negotiation, and strikes and lockouts.

Dispute Settlement (IRM602M)
3 units
This course introduces the students to the legal dimension of conflict management at the workplace.  Specifically, it includes the topic of discipline, grievance and arbitration.

International Labor Laws (IRM750M)
3 units
This course focuses on the different ILO Conventions, particularly, those which have been ratified by the Philippines, and the applicable laws adopted and promulgated by the Philippines to implement these conventions in our jurisdiction.

Current Trends and Practices in IRM (IRM810M)
3 units
This course updates the student on recent innovations, trends and pratices in HRD of small, medium and large organizations, here and abroad.

Human Resource Information (IRM732M)
3 units
This course with the appropriate and effective use of computer-based HRM software package in recruitment, personnel information, compensation, career development, and performance appraisal functions

Thesis Writing/Research Project (IRM851M)
6 units
This course involves the preparation of a thesis or 3 project papers on IRM.  The student is guided by a faculty adviser.  This is taken passing the Written Comprehensive Examination (WCE)