/ 11 June 2024

A PROFESSOR from the University of San Carlos in Cebu City will participate in a two-month visiting fellowship at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

Atty. Marlouize E. Villanueva, a faculty member of the USC College of Law, has been selected by the ANU Philippines Institute to undertake research from August 19 until October 19, 2024 as a visiting fellow.

According to USC, visiting Fellowships are awarded to outstanding academics based in the Philippines.

As one of USC Law’s professors, Atty. Villanueva has spearheaded various research activities in line with his research interests which include legal theory, political law, local governance, and corporate social responsibility in extractive industries.

“His participation in the Australia-based fellowship will be instrumental in helping USC Law remain as one of the best law schools in the Philippines and even become a powerhouse for research and innovation in the field of law,” the school said.

“In doing so, USC will not only produce conscientious lawyers but also competent researchers capable of dissecting the intricacies of law and its operation within society,” it added, quoting Villanueva as saying.

Villanueva organized an academic forum, ‘Jurisprudence on Trial: Unveiling Philosophy in Law Practice’ last year along with his Philosophy in Law class.

The event featured Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Marvic Leonen who delivered a talk on “Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law.”

He also organized the first-ever law research congress in the University of San Carlos on which focused on the theme “Law and Sustainable Development Goals” last month.

Villanueva earned his law degree from USC and he finished his Master of Laws at the University of the Philippines College of Law in 2023. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief of Virtus: The USC Law Journal.