The Faculty Certificate Courses (FCC) as components of LIDP
The LIDP shall consist of a series of stand-alone training programs that are focused on highly technical and specialized law subjects which all law students must pass and complete as among the prescribed subjects in the law curricula and bar examinations. These stand-alone training programs and therefore, the essential components of LIDP, will be called the Faculty Certificate Courses (FCC) that the UP College of Law, through the UP Law Center (UPLC), shall launch and pilot test within the first semester of 2017.
As law subject-specific components of the LIDP, each FCC will distinctly and particularly focus on the special laws, survey of landmark and recent jurisprudence, and recent legal developments and trends on the law subject and related fields of legal study. Accordingly, there will be an FCC for each specialized and highly technical law subject. And depending on the complexity of the law subject/ field of study, including its current substantive and procedural requirements in the actual practice of the law, it is proposed that each stand-alone FCC be conducted continuously for a period of four (4) to six (6) consecutive training days of no less than eight (8) but not exceeding ten (10) training hours per day.
For its maiden year, the following law subjects have been initially identified as the FCC’s specialized and technical fields of legal study:
- Commercial Law
- Law on Taxation
- Public International Law
- Political and Constitutional Law