Atty. Melencio Sta. Maria is the new dean of FEU's Institute of Law. Photo: Handout
MANILA – After teaching at the Ateneo de Manila School of Law for 27 years, Atty. Melencio Sta. Maria moved to the Far Eastern University (FEU) to be its new law dean.
Sta. Maria succeeded Atty. Juan Andres Bautista, who served in the position for 16 years.
“I am confident that Atty. Melencio Sta. Maria will lead the Institute of Law to new heights while continuing its legacy as one of the oldest and respected law schools in the country,” FEU president Dr. Michael Alba said in a statement released by the university on Monday.
“His vast knowledge and experience, both as a lawyer and a professor, can only positively contribute to the caliber of legal education FEU offers,” Alba added.
In his 27-year teaching career in Ateneo Law School, Sta. Maria taught Public Corporation Law, Public International Law, Wills and Succession and Contract Drafting.
Aside from being a bar reviewer in Civil Law and an awardee of various professional chairs, he has also written important textbooks such as Persons and Family Relations Law, Court Procedures in Family Law Cases, and Obligations and Contracts: Text and Cases.
Sta. Maria completed his Bachelor of Laws with honors at the Ateneo de Manila University. He holds a Master of Laws in Banking Law from the Morin Center for Banking Law Studies at Boston University’s School of Law.
Founded in 1934, FEU’s Institute of Law aims to provide quality legal education at an affordable cost.