A former dean and professor of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, Andres Dela Rosa Narvasa was the Chief Justice of the Philippines from December 1, 1991 to November 30, 1998. Chief Justice Narvasa graduated Magna cum laude from the UST Faculty of Civil Law, where he also became the first editor-in-chief of the UST Law Review. He placed second in the 1951 Philippine Bar Examinations.
He was a significant figure post-Martial Law era and even after democracy was restored in the Philippines. Narvasa was the general counsel for the Agrava Fact-finding Commission, tasked to investigate the death of former senator and staunch Marcos critic Benigno Aquino, Jr. He likewise served as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for Constitutional Reform, a special agency tasked to look into potentially positive modifications in the Philippine Constitution.