Philippines

  • Participants of the OGC’s Train-the-Trainers (TTT) Program for Philippine Environmental Law Champions in Cebu City

Extent of Environmental Law Teaching

(Preliminary Findings)

 
105/105
Law schools that teach environmental law courses
20
Estimated number of scholars actively teaching environmental law
Compulsory
Environmental Law is required for the basic law degree
LLB/JD
Degree required to teach environmental law

Among the 14 DMCs, Philippines has enacted good laws to protect the country’s environment and natural resources since about 4 decades ago. But environmental law was previously an elective subject and it has only been a compulsory subject at law schools since 2011, hence not too many professors have been teaching it. Of 105 law schools in the Philippines, about 30 of them offer environmental law within the basic law degree. Currently, there are about 20 scholars involved in teaching environmental law.