UP LAW FACULTY

UP LAW FACULTY

Assistant Professor

Rommel J. CASIS

rommel.casis@up.edu.ph
+63 2 8920 5514 loc 207/230

EDUCATION

University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Arts in (1995)

University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Laws (2001)

Columbia Law School, Master of Laws (2010)

PROFILE

Professor Casis received his LL.M (2010) from Columbia University, specializing in International Law, Climate Change Law and Environmental Law. He earned the distinction of being a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (magna cum laude equivalent).

He has been teaching at UP Law since 2005 and became a full-time faculty member since 2008. He is the Director of the Institute of International Legal Studies of the University of the Philippines Law Center.  He is an editor of the Philippine Yearbook of International Law, the annual publication of the Philippine Society of International Law where he also serves as Executive Director.  He is the Managing Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of International Humanitarian Law. He is the faculty adviser for UP Law’s moot court teams (Jessup, Stetson, IHL, and Asia Cup).

Aside from many published journal articles, Prof. Casis has written law treatises on the Law on Torts and Quasi-Delicts, the Law on Damages, Agency Law and Partnership Law. His most recent book is a treatise on Contract Law published by Lexis Nexis.

As a student, he was a member of the Order of the Purple Feather, UP Law’s honor society, for all his years in law school. He graduated in the top ten of his class, receiving the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence. He also received other distinctions upon graduation including the Maria Clara Lopez Campos Prize for Best Paper in Commercial Law, champion of the national rounds and being one of the ten best oralists in the world during the International rounds of the Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and being overall champion of the Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition. As a working law student, he was a researcher for the Institute of Government and Law Reform and the Institute of International Legal Studies of the UP Law Center.

Prior to joining the full-time faculty, Professor Casis was an associate in the Manila office of Baker & McKenzie and was engaged in the corporate law practice for six years for high profile clients. His practice generally revolved around mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment structuring, real estate and property transactions and corporate governance and compliance.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Author, THE LAW ON CONTRACTS (2016).

Author, ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPINE LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE ON DAMAGES (2012).

Author, ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPINE LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE ON TORTS AND QUASI-DELICTS (2012).

Author, ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPINE AGENCY LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE (2011).

Author, ANALYSIS OF PHILIPPINE PARTNERSHIP LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE (2011).

Editor, LEGAL LIABILITIES FOR MARITIME DISASTERS (2009).

 

Articles

Author, Rationalizing Blame: Determining the Proximate Cause in Cases for Quasi-Delicts, 39 J. Integ. Bar Phil. 98 (2014).

Author, Analytical Survey of 2013 Decisions on Torts and Quasi-Delicts, 38 J. Integ. Bar Phil. 140 (2013).

Author, Green Rules: Gray Areas and Red Flags, 86 Phil. L. J. 765 (2012).

Author, Predator Principles: Laws of Armed Conflict and Targeted Killing, 85 Phil. L. J. 329 (2011).

Author, Analytical Survey of 2011 Supreme Court Decisions on Torts and Damages: Continuing the Jurisprudential Trend, 36 J. Integ. Bar Phil. 163 (2011).

Author, Painting REDD Offsets Green: A Case for Statutory Deuteranopia, 84 Phil. L. J. 338 (2010).

Author, Constructing the Philippine Climate Change Legal Framework, 83 Phil. L. J. 1011 (2009).

Author, Maroon and Green: The Role of the University in Addressing Climate Change, 9 U.P. Forum No. 9 (2008).

Editor, The Climate Change Crisis: Global Legal Framework, Policy Initiatives and the Philippine Response, in EXPERTS DIALOGUE ON PHILIPPINE CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY: MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION MEASURES (2008).

COURSES TAUGHT

Agency and Partnership

Credit Transactions

Land Titles and Deeds

Property

Obligations and Contracts

Supervised Legal Research

Torts and Damages

Transportation Law and Public Utilities

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