Training Objectives of LIDP
Consistent with the mandate of the University of the Philippines and the objectives and functions of the UP College of Law, the LIDP as a “Tatak-UP” training and extension program seeks to achieve the following specific training objectives:
- To provide learners with the most current/ updated, comprehensive, and integrative information, understanding, and appreciation of laws, both substantive and procedural, on highly- specialized and technical law subjects or fields of legal study, including related law-based studies and researches, trends, and best practices;
- To similarly provide learners the recent surveys, cross-references, and situationers on case law/ jurisprudence that applied the said laws or otherwise has set a legal precedent for the guidance of the bar and bench;
- To develop and enhance the proficiency and professional competence of trainees on basic pedagogy of and best practices in legal education such as, among others, better and more organized course syllabi and content, appropriate and diverse instructional aids and tools, teacher-student interaction techniques;
- To promote, develop and enhance faculty growth and development and thus, add to and enhance their teaching skills, productivity and efficiency in the development of law students as future lawyers with the proper grounding in adequate legal knowledge, ethical values, and practical skills;
- To provide and develop a timely and responsive bridging program that will traverse and close the disjoint between legal education and the legal profession such that the theoretical and ethical study of law is matched with practical skills in the application and actual practice of law in the field, whether before the courts, administrative tribunals or government regulatory agencies;
- To promote, develop and support the development of quality legal education in the country by ensuring that the faculty and lecturers at law schools in the country are adequately and appropriately trained by noted experts and legal practitioners in highly specialized and technical fields of law; and thus, to contribute to and support the administration of justice in the county.