FEU appoints new dean of law
MANILA, Philippines — Far Eastern University (FEU) President Dr. Michael M. Alba recently appointed Atty. Melencio S. Sta. Maria as the new dean of its Institute of Law, succeeding Atty. Juan Andres D. Bautista who served in the position for 16 years.
"I am confident that Atty. Melencio Sta. Maria will lead the Institute of Law to new heights while continuing its legacy as one of the oldest and respected law schools in the country,” said Dr. Alba. “His vast knowledge and experience, both as a lawyer and professor, can only positively contribute to the caliber of legal education FEU offers.”
Atty. Sta. Maria comes with 27 years of teaching experience at the Ateneo de Manila School of Law, where he taught Public Corporation Law, Public International Law, Wills and Succession and Contract Drafting.
Apart from being a bar reviewer in Civil Law and an awardee of various professorial chairs, he has also written three important textbooks: Persons and Family Relations Law, Court Procedures in Family Law Cases, and Obligations and Contracts: Text and Cases. He frequently lends his expertise as an expert-witness in the field of Philippine Contract Law in international arbitration cases.
Atty. Sta Maria holds a Master of Laws in Banking Law from the Morin Center for Banking Law Studies at Boston University’s School of Law. He completed his Bachelor of Laws with honors at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he also previously learned his Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Founded in 1934, FEU’s Institute of Law takes pride in providing quality legal education at an affordable cost and endeavors to be a law school that is a haven for the working class.