Admission of New Members for Volume 58

By ALJ on July 16, 2013

On 1 July 2013, the Board of Editors of the Ateneo Law Journal admitted new editors for Volume 58, namely: Ray Manard J. Bacus, Fidel Maximo M. Diego III, Eleonor Dyan R. Garcia, and Sang Mee A. Lee.

To meet the high standards set forth by the Journal, these students were chosen after a rigorous admission process based on the Journal's Charter, after which they underwent training. They are to go beyond the demands of the regular academic load that the law school entails as they are


Release of the Legal Citation Guide

By ALJ on March 01, 2013

Ateneo Law Journal Legal Citation Guide

In 2008, the Journal published the Legal Primer, containing citation forms commonly used by the Philippine legal scholar or practitioner. These forms were taken from practices developed through the years by Members of the Journal’s Board of Editors, The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation,[1] and created by the Board itself after hours of exhaustive research and collegial deliberation.

The Citation Guide is an updated and more expansive edition of the Primer. It continues to build upon


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