CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE
Under the chairmanship of DON EMILIO T. YAP and the presidency of MA. CHRISTINA D. PADOLINA, who believed that CEU is primed to achieve a new level of excellence in higher education, the idea of putting up a School of Law and Jurisprudence was conceived. Thus, In January 2009, the CEU School of Law and Jurisprudence was born (CEU LAW).
The law school was organized by Supreme Court Senior JUSTICE JOSUE N. BELLOSILLO (ret.) as soon as he was chosen as Dean and is ably supported by his Associate Dean, ATTY. RITA LINDA V. JIMENO. Backed up by a powerhouse faculty of legal experts, scholars, justices and judges, as well as leading law practitioners, Senior Justice Bellosillo formally opened the School of Law and Jurisprudence on January 7, 2009 at Gil Puyat Campus.
Upon the recommendation of Justice Bellosillo, the school was purposely established at the heart of the Philippines’ commercial and business district (Makati) to attract the best and the brightest practitioners in the legal profession to teach and at the same time address the need for convenience of working students who deserve to study in a prestigious school.
APPTITUDE INFO TECH SOLUTIONS, INC.
Apptitude Info Tech Solutions, Inc. (APPTITUDE) is an ed-tech Filipino startup that provides blockchain-related services. Its maiden product is Apptitude (https://apptitude.xyz), a home-grown learning management platform that is technically compliant with the strict rules of the Supreme Court of the Philippines for online mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE). Its distinguishing features include authenticated learning, integrated payments, certificate issuance and verification on the blockchain. Apptitude also provides customized development that matches the needs of its partner institutions. It has filed patents for its authenticated learning system and related technologies. Bootstrapped in early 2019, it now hosts nearly 50,000 registered students from over 20 institutions. Select local institutions which have partnered with the company include Union Bank of the Philippines, the UP Law Center, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines - Makati Chapter, and the PPCRV; international organizations presently using the system include rare.org, an environmental organization, and Global Learning Access, a Silicon Valley company.