Editor’s Note on the 70th Anniversary of the UST Law Review

In 1950, the UST Law Review was founded with Civil Law student Andres Narvasa as its first Editor-in-Chief. Narvasa would later become Dean of the UST Faculty of Civil Law and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

Since then, the Law Review has grown as an institution of legal scholarship in the country and as an academic community in the University of Santo Tomas where future lawyers train in legal research and writing. The yearly publication of Law Review demonstrates its student editors’ hard work and the Faculty of Civil Law’s commitment to shaping legal thought through academic publication.

This 2020, we cordially invite all our alumni and friends to join us in celebrating 70 years of legal publication excellence. We welcome contributions of articles, comments, and notes for publication in Volume 65, the 70th-anniversary edition of the Law Review.

In this academic year of 2020-2021, the Law Review will release a revised Style Guide and a Digest Guide for its members, contributors, and students of the Faculty of Civil Law. The Law Review is also in the works of preparing a Research Manual for its members.

Finally, with this Note, we officially launch the revitalized website of the Law Review with Uniform Resource Locator at https://lawreview.ust.edu.ph/.

The Law Review is a student-run publication dedicated to promoting legal discourse through publishing works of legal scholarship.

The Law Review publishes lead articles by law professors, scholars, judges and justices, and practicing lawyers. It also publishes articles, comments, digests, and notes by select students of the UST Faculty of Civil Law.


The UST Law Review is the official legal publication of the Faculty of Civil Law.