Father Antonio Moreno, President of Ateneo de Zamboanga University, and lawyer Rosendo Castillo, Associate Dean of the Xavier University College of Law, during a news conference in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines. (Mindanao Examiner Photo – Jonalyn Mendoza)
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / June 25, 2011) – The Ateneo de Zamboanga University has formally launched Saturday its Xavier University College of Law – Zamboanga.
Father Antonio Moreno, President of Ateneo de Zamboanga University, and lawyer Rosendo Castillo, Associate Dean of the Xavier University College of Law, presided earlier in a news conference to announce the opening of the College of Law in Zamboanga City.
“As a Jesuit professional school, the College of Law strives for professional competence, developing men and women trained in the theory and practice of law. The College aims to instill into the students a Christian outlook as to be worthy members of the legal profession and the community, particularly in the pursuit of truth and the promotion of justice. T also desires to foster a high ethical standard in the legal profession under a regime of liberty and democracy.”
“It aspires to train the students for leadership and seeks to develop a social conscience within the context of the mission of Xavier University in knowledge, value, and service to God, to the people, the community, and the country,” Ateneo de Zamboanga said in a statement.
Castillo said it was Moreno’s dream to put up a College of Law in Zamboanga.
“The birth of the Xavier University College of Law-Zamboanga, is a realization of the dream of Fr. Tony Moreno. Thanks to his determination and perseverance, Zamboanga City’s education landscape has been further enriched. Fr. Moreno’s and the Jesuit community’s dream is to offer in this city and this region the same high standards of education in the field of law that the Ateneo schools are renowned for,” he said.
Prominent lawyer Raul Villanueva is the Dean of the College of Law. (Jonalyn Mendoza)