Legal management

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Legal management is an academic and professional discipline that is a hybrid between the study of law and management (i.e., business administration, public administration, etc.). Often, alumni of legal management programmes pursue a professional degree in law such as Juris Doctor (JD) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) while some profess as paralegals, law clerks, political analysts, politicians, public administrators, entrepreneurs, business executives, or pursue careers in the academe.

The degree was designed in the Philippines and was first introduced in Ateneo de Manila University in the 1980s by former Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. A similar degree known as Legal Studies is offered at the University of California Berkeley, but without management courses.[1]

Legal management student organisations across the Philippines are represented by the Alliance of Legal Management Associations of the Philippines (ALMAP) to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as a non-stock, non-profit, student-run corporation.


Legal management is currently offered in multiple degree formats depending on the offering college or university. Its variety and flexibility is a focal point among schools that have it in their roster of academic degrees. Some capitalise in the legal aspects, while others for the business aspects. Some schools may offer the degree either as a predominantly preparatory law programme, a liberal arts focused programme, or a business and management programme. Core subjects include: law, philosophy, literature and management (public and business). Depending on the school, the ratio of law courses to management courses vary between 40:60 to 90:10.

Variations of the discipline can be conferred either as the following undergraduate degrees:


Legal management alumni are highly trained, adept, and knowledgeable in the following gamut of disciplines:

Liberal Arts Law Business
  • Anthropology
  • Communication Arts
  • Governance and Public Administration
  • History
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Labour Law
  • Legal and Judicial Ethics
  • Legal Writing and Statutory Construction
  • Mercantile Law
  • Remedial Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Political Law
  • Public International Law
  • Accounting
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Communication
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Statistics
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations Management
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Management
  • Taxation
  • Total Quality Management

Alliance of Legal Management Associations of the Philippines[edit]

Founded in 2000, the Alliance of Legal Management Associations of the Philippines (ALMAP, Inc.) is the home of all Legal Management Student Organisations in the Philippines. It is responsible for the promotion of all Legal Management Degree Programs in the country, and is the sole and exclusive representative of the Legal Management Student Body in the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and it is duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Non-Stock, Non-Profit Student Organisation.

It fosters relationships between different schools offering the Legal Management, Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies, and the like degree programs through social engineering projects, forums, academic seminars, project partnerships and nation-building initiatives.


National Presidents[edit]

Note: Incomplete List

Notable alumni[edit]


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  5. ^ "What it takes to be an ADMU Law valedictorian".
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  10. ^ "From 96th in class, Nielson Pangan lands no. 1 in 2013 Bar exams".
  11. ^ "Legal Management alumnus wins Palanca poetry prize".
  12. ^ "Ateneo de Manila University School of Law".

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