Inquies Pro Lege—a Latin phrase which means “Restlessness for the Law”—is a mid-year course which aims to provide a holistic approach to the study of law, and its intimate connection to the pursuit of truth, virtue and service—values which the course aims to foster among its participants.
It is a course tailor-fit for law students, aspiring law students, and those who are simply interested in the law. Although the course is mostly comprised of lectures on law subjects, it also includes discussions on related subject areas such as philosophy, ethical & social foundations of law, talks on Christian and human formation, tips on improving one’s leadership and communication skills, and Latin.
Inquies Pro Lege (IPL) was patterned after Inquies, a summer course that was formerly organized by Universitas, which sought to deepen the youth’s understanding of relevant social and academic issues. It was inspired by the group of renowned literary giants from Oxford called The Inklings (having for its members the likes of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis), which group changed the world of literature. In organizing the Inquies summer course, Universitas hoped to change the world affecting the youth, and consequently, society.
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INQUIES PRO LEGE, “RESTLESSNESS FOR THE LAW”
Before the start of the extended four-month summer vacation in 2014–the year when several universities in the country began adjusting their academic calendars to conform with those in neighboring Southeast Asian countries–a group consisting of incoming sophomores at the UST Faculty of Civil Law and their friends came up with an idea: what if they study the law, but without the pressures of law school?… Read More.
INQUIES PRO LEGE HELD GRADUATION LAST JULY 21
Following what has become a yearly tradition for Inquies Pro Lege since its inception in 2014, the midterm program concluded with a graduation ceremony last July 21 at Samar Study Center. Like previous IPL graduations, this year’s culminating ceremony served as an opportunity for the staff and participants to celebrate the program’s finale with their family and friends, and to express their gratitude for everyone who contributed in its success…. Read More.
WITHSTANDING THE PRESSURES OF PRESTIGE: IPL LAWYER-ALUMNI SHARE THEIR BAR EXAM EXPERIENCE
Although not quite on the same magnitude as the elections, the release of the Bar Exam results on the 26th of April drew similar levels of uncontained excitement, joy, and anticipation that welcomed a new batch of lawyers.
For all its worth, this enthusiasm feels justified especially as the prestigious Bar exam is considered as, if not the toughest, one of the most difficult tests in the country, known for selecting only the best and the brightest of the country’s law graduates each year… Read More.
HON. HIROMICHI MATSUO CHALLENGES IPL GRADUATES, LAWYERS-TO-BE IN KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Inquies Pro Lege guest of honor and keynote speaker Hon. Hiromichi Matsuo, First Secretary of Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, challenged this year’s graduates to become righteous future lawyers. In his speech last July 21, Hon. Matsuo emphasized the country’s need for leaders who have a “strong moral fiber to steer [the country] towards the harbor of genuine peace, prosperity, and of national unity.” … Read More.