Monday, July 31, 2006

Vice Relay Pictures

The Vice Relay is probably the one and only event where the school sanctions all sorts and all kinds of, well, vice.

It's also one of the few times where the students can get rowdy and boisterous without any of the faculty members threatening disciplinary actions.

So if you weren't at the lobby last July 26, you definitely missed a lot (go on, you can start kicking yourself now).

The 1st station: Win over card sharks Banuar and Alain

The 2nd station: Finish a plateful of sisig and chicharon without using your hands

The 3rd station: Guzzle down a bottle of beer

The 4th station: Finish several sticks of cigarettes

The 5th station: Dress up a banana with a condom

Congratulations to 1D for winning the relay!

Thanks to Portia Sorority for sponsoring the event

Thursday, July 27, 2006

UP Law Lost and Found Center

The UP Law Lost and Found Center is now officially with the Office of the College Secretary (OCS).

Procedure for reporting found items:

1. Bring the found item to the OCS
2. The person who brought the item will then be asked to sign a logbook indicating basic information about himself/herself as well as the item.
3. Subject to size constraints, the item will be placed in a deposit box.
4. Should the item remain unclaimed for one (1) month, the item is deemed donated to the LSG

Procedure for claiming lost items:

1. Report the lost item to the OCS
2. If item is present, describe the item for verification
3. Provide identification and sign the logbook
4. Claim the item

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Stay in and stay dry because classes have been suspended again.

Mabuhay ka Glenda!

Sunday, July 23, 2006


From Chancellor Cao: Classes in UP Diliman suspended tomorrow (July 24, 2006)

Everyone please proceed to GMA's SONA

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ask Scaebolah! (Freshman Week Edition)

The air conditioners’ are on the fritz, there’s some tension between the fratz, and I bet your social life suckz big time now. Just the old Malcolm Hall way of saying “Welcome, Freshmen!” But all is not glum and seriousness in this college. There is greed, ambition, lust, wrath, and ever so rarely – a flash of genuine love.

This issue is thus dedicated and addressed to the freshmen. May you suck the living marrow out of your first year, and may you enjoy each other’s company (before your block is dissolved next year).

Dear Scaebolah,

I’m new to this place. Why do you think we have a bell in Malcolm Hall?

Wondering 1L

Dear Wondering 1L,

This is actually harder than it looks, and to answer your question I must delve deeply into the theory of my good friend Albert Einstein, who our jurisprudence has recognized as “among the towering figures of humanity because, by their initiative, creative genius, redoubtable courage, high ideals and foresight, they have contributed something original and of widespread or universal effects in their respective spheres of activity” (Vargas v. Rilloraza 80 Phil 297). Surely you must have noticed by now – the College of Law is a site where the spacetime continuum is severely distorted. Time moves too quickly when you’re outside the classroom and you need to read that one last case. Conversely, time moves too slowly when you’re inside the classroom, and you’re about to be called to recite about that one last case (which you didn’t read). This distortion has caused some catastrophic events in the past. Just last year, a barrister carried a stack of readings so massive, that when he walked by the center of the distortion (it’s near the library entrance) he collapsed in on himself, taking some of his blockmates and a couple of hefty annotations with him. It also sent his would-be girlfriend into the past. He’s already working in a law firm (which is where you go when you enter a black hole), and she’s still in second year – they’ll never meet each other. Then there was this one time when a professor, was reduced to about 1/3 of his height (He survived).

By bringing back an absolute frame of reference as to time, the bell dampens the spacetime distortion and minimizes its effects, making the college safe once more.

Relatively Yours,


Dear Scaebolah,

I’m depressed. Ever since I got into law school I rarely see my old college buddies, and my girlfriend is starting to think we’re growing apart. I think it’s because of all these readings. Please help!

Blue Frosh

Dear Blue Frosh,

Have you not read The Great Message Inscribed in Marble? You’re here to be great lawyers, not happy, well-adjusted ones. Hello!?! Expresio unius est exclusio alterius. If you wanted to stay socially functional, you should have just taken an M.A..

The law school is here to fashion you to into a minister of law, praying for litigation. But until then, as far as your professors are concerned, you are the lowest possible life form.

Take to heart the ideal that you have to strive for. The lawyer is a priest of justice (In re Thatcher, 80 Ohio St. Rep., 492, 669), bound to uphold the dignity and authority of the law. Or, in case you want to be a judge or justice someday, this is how you must be:

"A man of learning who spends tirelessly the weary hours after midnight acquainting himself with the great body of traditions and the learning of the law.

A man who bears himself in his community with friends but without familiars; almost lonely, devoting himself exclusively to the most exacting mistress that man ever had, the law as a profession in its highest reaches where he not only interprets the law but applies it, fearing neither friend nor foe, fearing only one thing in the world — that in a moment of abstraction, or due to human weakness, he may in fact commit some error and fail to do justice. That is the judge." (Newton D. Baker, Secretary of War of the United States of America during World War I, quoted in GEORGE A. MALCOLM, Legal and Judicial Ethics, 1949 ed., 200.)

What does the above text say? First, you have to be a man (sorry ladies). Second, you have to be studying late at night, not worrying about whether or not you’ll get some bumping and grinding with your girlfriend (chances are, you guys won’t last until the end of the year anyway). So deal.

My advice is to make do with your blockmates as your temporary barkada substitute. Or do what I did during my first semester: I named my stacks of readings, painted a face on each of them, and hanged out with them all sem. I had so much fun, and to this day they’re still my friends.



Dear Scaebolah,

Do my professors care about me? I mean, as a person?


Dear Afraid,

Hahaha! What a hoot! The answer should be obvious. :P



Scaebolah Special Feature!

In honor of the great Socratic Method, I present to the freshmen my recipe for the Hemlock Smoothie (killing impious corruptors of youth since 399 BC)


1 stalk of hemlock

1/3 cup ice

½ cup fresh milk

2 tablespoons of honey

1 sprig of mint

banana or apple or strawberry, for taste.


Set aside a slice of the banana, apple, or strawberry for garnish. Put remaining fruit of your choice, along with the ice, honey, mint, and hemlock in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add milk and blend until foamy. Garnish with slice of banana, apple, or strawberry. Serve immediately. Perfect after recitation!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

New PLJ Board

Leandro Angelo Y. Aguirre- Chairman
Ryan Hartzell C. Balicasan- Vice-Chairman
Aurafe Nayna Malayang
Jeanie Rose A. Bacong
Gilbert T. Andres
Stephanie Abrera
John Carlos S. Barcena
Mark Anthony M. Parcia

Congratulations to the new Board!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Film Showing

What: Paper Chase screenings sponsored by Portia Sorority
When: July 19, 2006 (6-8 pm); July 20, 2006 (5-7 pm)
Where: 3rd floor Audio Visual Room
Summary: Hart is a first year law student, desperately trying to impress his sternest professer, Kingsfield. Hart is overwhelmed with the pressure, the work, and his fear of failure. He meets Susan and begins an affair with her, discovering that she is Kingsfield's daughter. Not really a love story as much as it is a coming of age tale.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

UP LSG Statement on Recent Fraternity Related Violence

Midnight of Tuesday, July 11, 2006, a law student and member of a fraternity was chased by 5 masked individuals who were allegedly armed with pipes, as he was about to enter his house. Fortunately, although the assailants purportedly tried to run him over twice, he was able to escape and remained unharmed. The five individuals, members of a fraternity, were caught and were arrested on that same night, their vehicle impounded. The following day, an information regarding the incident was filed with the city fiscal. One of these five men was identified to be a law student.

We, the UP Law Student Government, have gathered all the relevant facts to date regarding the incident and are appalled and disappointed that the aforesaid incident follows the heels of another fraternity-related violence, one which we likewise condemn.

Yes, the incident did not take place within the premises of the UP College of Law, yet we remain concerned. We are concerned for the welfare and security of each and every UP Law Student. We are concerned that members of the UP Law community are constantly becoming involved in senseless violent acts. We are concerned that such situations may even jeopardize their chances of pursuing their chosen careers.

We, thus, call on fraternity members in the UP College of Law to take responsibility for the actions of their undergraduate brods. We beseech them to advice their brothers to act with more caution and to be more aware of the consequences of their actions – as fraternity residents and as students of the law.

We are Law Students. Let us act like such.

Cristina Faye Condez

Lorybeth Baldrias

Faustina Victoria Ochoa

Hardy Aquende

Elgene Lawrence Feliciano
Public Relations Officer

Inhibited himself:
Leandro Angelo Aguirre

NOTE: unedited - reposted as received


Classes in all levels within the NCR are suspended today.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

New Library Hours

Library hours have already been extended effective this semester:

Monday - Friday 7:30am --9pm
Saturday 8am-7pm
No Sundays

Monday, July 10, 2006

Sign of the Times

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Twilight Pictures


Sunday, July 02, 2006

Pictures Needed

If you have pictures from last night's Twilight Fundraising, please send them to