Retired Supreme Court Justice is New UE Law Dean

The Honorable Justice Dante O. Tinga, a retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, has been appointed as the new Dean of the University of the East (UE) College of Law.

A Supreme Court Associate Justice from 2003 to 2009, Dean Tinga is a UE graduate twice over. He earned his Associate in Arts degree, major in English and History, with High Honors from what is now the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila in 1956, and his Bachelor of Laws degree, as Valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude and Ozaeta Awardee, from the UE College of Law in 1960.

Dean Tinga is also a former UE professor, having taught at the UE Colleges of Business Administration-Manila and Law within 1967 to 1992. His current UE deanship is his second such stint, as he was the UE Law Dean from 1988 to 1992.

He had also been a congressman, having been the Representative of the former Taguig-Pateros District for three terms, from 1987 to 1998.

Dean Tinga also holds a Master of Laws degree, with High Honors, which he earned from the University of California Berkeley Boalt Hall Law School in 1970.

He was recognized as one of UE’s 60 Most Outstanding Alumni, during the University’s 60th foundation anniversary in 2006. He later became the Chairman of the 2008 Bar Examination Committee. In 2009, UE had conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.

Dean Tinga, who is also a member of the UE Board of Trustees, takes over as UE Law Dean after Dean Amado D. Valdez, who had been appointed by Manila City Mayor Joseph E. Estrada as Chairman of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

Enrollment at the UE College of Law for its Juris Doctor degree program is still ongoing. Scholarships are available to deserving students. Qualified transferees are also accepted. Inquiries are welcome at the UE College of Law Dean’s Office, at the 3rd floor of the Dalupan Building in UE Manila, with telephone numbers 735-5471 local 323 and 324, and 735-6978.


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