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Associate Justice Irene R. Cortes


Tenure: February 01, 1987 - October 20, 1990
Appointed by: Aquino

Birthdate: October 20, 1921
Died: October 28, 1996

Place of Birth: Legaspi City

Children:

Education:
  1. Albay High School, 1938 (valedictorian)
  2. Associate in Arts, University of the Philippines (with Honors), 1940
  3. Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines,(cum laude), 1948
  4. Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Michigan
  5. Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.) University of Michigan
  6. Doctor of Humanities, (honoris causa), Foundation University, March 22, 1987
  7. Doctor of Laws, (honoris causa), Centro Escolar University, 1975
  8. 9th Place, 1948 Bar Exam


Professional Career:
  1. Professor of Law, University of the Philippines
  2. First Woman Dean, College of Law, University of the Philippines, 1970 – 1978
  3. Executive Vice-President, University of the Philippines, May 1, 1986 – January 30, 1987
  4. Vice-President for Academic Affairs, 1982 – 1987
  5. Member then Chairman, U.P. Law Research Council, 1970 – 1987
  6. Holder, Albino Z. Sycip Professor of Law Chair, U.P., 1970 – 1987
  7. Member, Board of Trustees, De La Salle University, 1984 – 1987
  8. Member then Vice-Chairman, United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 1982 – 1986
  9. Co-Chairman/Project Director, U.P. Law Constitution Project, 1986
  10. Officer-in-Charge, University of the Philippines
  11. Acting Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, U.P. Diliman, 1983 – 1984
  12. Chairman, IBO Committee on Professional Responsibility, Discipline and Disbarment, 1977 – 1984
  13. Chairman, IBP Committee on Legal Education and Bar Admissions, 1974 – 1977
  14. Special Consultant, Budget Commission, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981
  15. Consultant, National Science Development Board, 1977
  16. Consultant, Supreme Court Commission on Bar Integration, 1971 – 1975
  17. Associate Justice, Supreme Court, February 1, 1987


Awards:
  1. Ten Outstanding Women for 1975, FIDA, Philippines (for law);
  2. Outstanding Professional Award in Social Science, Pi Gamma Mu, International Social Science Honor Society (1986);
  3. Asia Foundation Grantee (1980-1981);
  4. Fellow, East-West Center (1981);
  5. Senior DeWitt Fellow, University of Michigan Law School (1980);
  6. Associate Professional Award, East-West Center (1977);
  7. International Peace Academy Grant (1972);
  8. DeWitt Fellow, University of Michigan Law School (1964-1965);
  9. U.P. Fellow on Special Detail, (1955-1956; 1964-1965);
  10. Graduate Fellow, University of Michigan Law School (1955-1956)


Professional and Civil Organizations:
  1. Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  2. U.P. Alumni Association
  3. U.P. College of Law Alumni Association
  4. Iota Tau Tau International Legal Sorority
  5. U.P. Women Lawyers Circle
  6. Phi Lambda Zeta, Philippine Field Chapter
  7. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  8. Phi Gamma Mu International Social Science Honor Society
  9. Philippine Society of International Law
  10. International Academy of Comparative Law


Books:
  1. Administrative Practice and Procedure; Proceedings of the 1967 Lectures and Discussions, Edited by I.R. Cortes. Q.C.: UP Law Center, 1967. 561p.
  2. The Constitutional Foundation of Privacy. Q.C.: UP Law Center, 1970 105p.
  3. Discrimination Against Women and Employment Policies. 1987. 41 leaves 88 years : Marcelo B. Fernan 1988 to Present. Manila: Supreme Court. 96p.
  4. Emerging Trends in Law. Q.C.: UP Press, 1983. 308p.
  5. Essays on Legal Education. Q.C.: UP Law Center, 1994. 317 p.
  6. The Framing of the 1973 Constitution in Historical Perspective, in Perspectives on the New Constitution. Edited by V.V. Mendoza. QC: UP Law Center , 1974. p.7.
  7. The Genesis of Amendment No. 6, in Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion Lecture Series on Constitutional Issues (1984). Edited by F. R. P. Romero. QC: UP Law Complex, 1984. p.1-11.
  8. Judicial Perspectives on the Implementation of the CEDAW, in Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference; Equality Thought Law – Commitments to Keep. Implementing of International Conventions as they Relate to the Protection of Human Rights of Women and Children – Judicial Perspectives, Manila Hotel, February 21-26, 1996. Manila: Philippine Women Judges Association(PWJA)/International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ)/International Women Judges Foundation (IWJF), 1996 p.61-65.
  9. Judiciary Planning Development and Implementation Office Year end Report January to December 1992 to the Supreme Court thru the Judicial Planning and Implementing Panel by I. R. Cortes and Oscar Victoriano. Manila: Supreme Court, 1992 vp.
  10. Judiciary Planning Development and Implementation Office Year end Report January to December 1994 to the Supreme Court thru the Judicial Planning and Implementing Panel by I. R. Cortes and Oscar Victoriano. Manila: Supreme Court, 1994 30p.
  11. Legal Education in a Changing Society, in 3 International Conference of Appellate Magistrates, Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, January 9-15, 1977, p. 298.
  12. Nationality and International Law from the Philippine Perspective by I.R. Cortes and Rafael P.M. Lotilla. Q.C.: UP College of Law, 1985. 120p.
  13. The Ombudsman Development and Good Government; the Philippine Setting, in 8 th Lawasia Conference, Manila, September 9-13, 1983 (Workshop 4 - The Institutional Role of Law in the Development of the LAWASIA Region)
  14. Philippine Administrative Law: Cases and Materials. Manila: Community Pub., 1963. 489p.
  15. Philippine Administrative Law: Cases and Materials. 2d ed. Manila: Community Pub., 1984. 579p.
  16. The Philippine Commitment under CEDAW: an update, in Proceedings of the Third National Conference Seminar on Filipino Women in the 1990s: Assessment, Remedies and Directions, Manila Midtown (Ramada) Hotel, February 25-27, 1993 . Manila : Philippine Women Judges Association, 1993. p.7-17.
  17. Philippine Laws Regulating and Influencing the Vital Registration System. QC.: UP College of Law, 1979. 209p.
  18. Philippine Manual of legal Citations by I.R. Cortes, Merlin Magallona and Myrna S. Feliciano. Q.C.: UP Law Center, 1976 60p.
  19. Philippine Manual of Legal Citations by I.R. Cortes, Merlin Magallona and Myrna S. Feliciano. 2d.ed. Q.C.: UP Law Center, 1977 91p.
  20. Philippine Manual of Legal Citations by I.R. Cortes, Merlin Magallona and Myrna S. Feliciano. 3d.ed. Q.C.: UP Law Center, 1986 103p.
  21. Philippine Manual of Legal Citations by I.R. Cortes, Merlin Magallona and Myrna S. Feliciano. 4th.ed. Q.C.: UP Law Center, 1995 103p.
  22. The Philippine Presidency : A Study of Executive Power. s.l.:.s.n., 1966. 327p.
  23. Philippine Law on Local Government by I.R. Cortes and Vicente G. Sinco. Manila: Community Pub., 1959. 292p.
  24. Philippine Political Law; Cases and Materials. Edited by Perfecto V. Fernandez & Carmelo Sison; Dr. Irene R. Cortes, consultant. QC: Tala Publishing, 1975. 2vols.
  25. Population and Law: the Fundamental Rights Aspects in the Philippine Setting, in 3 International Conference of Appellate Magistrates, Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, January 9-15, 1977, p. 348.
  26. Preface in Continuing Legal Education; 1980 ASEAN Comparative Law Series. volume editor. QC: ASEAN Law Association of the Philippines, Inc., 1982.vol. 3(vii)
  27. The Professional Code of Ethics, in ALA 1982 General Assembly; Workshop II - Legal Profession, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-29 October 1982. Malaysia: ASEAN Law Association, 1982. ALA/W2/T1/P1
  28. Remarks on Judicial Ethics and Moral Leadership, in Proceedings of the 1989 National Conference Seminar-Workshop on Judicial Norms and Directions, Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel, September 8-9, 1989. Manila: Philippine Judges Association, 1989. p.49-53.
  29. The Role of Women Lawyers: the Philippines, in ALA 1982 General Assembly; Workshop II - Legal Profession, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-29 October 1982. Malaysia: ASEAN Law Association, 1982. ALA/W2/T3/P1
  30. Some Legal Aspects of Population Control, in 3 International Conference of Appellate Magistrates, Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, January 9-15, 1977, p. 335.
  31. The Woman as Judge: The Judge as Woman, in Proceedings of the 1991 National Conference Seminar on Judicial Objectives and Approaches, Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel, September 13-14, 1991. Manila Philippine Women Judges Association, 1991. p. 67-78.
  32. Women's Right Under the 1973 Constitution. QC: UP, 1975.


Periodicals:
  1. Cortes, Irene R. Administrative Law in the New Constitution. 50 PLJ No. 4, 407 (Sept. 1975).
  2. Annual Survey of 1958 Supreme Court Decisions: Constitutional Law - 1958. 34 PLJ No. 1, 1 (Jan. 1959).
  3. An Appraisal of the Law Curriculum and Prevailing Methods of Teaching Law. 1 Phil. Yearbook of Legal Education 30 (1978).
  4. Bar Integration: Comments and Observations. 46 PLJ No. 4, 656 (Sept. 1971).
  5. Citizens Participation in Government from the Grass Roots: Some Reflections of the Legal Aspect of Contemporary Developments. 51 PLJ No. 5, 455 (Dec. 1976).
  6. Constitutional Law. 32 PLJ No. 1, 34 (Jan. 1957).
  7. Constitutional Law. 33 PLJ No. 2, 283 (Mar. 1958).
  8. Constitutional Law. 35 PLJ No. 2, 830 (Mar. 1960).
  9. Constitutionalism in the Philippines: a View from Academia. 59 PLJ 4th quarter, 338 (Dec. 1984).
  10. Dean’s Report 1971-1972. 47 PLJ No. 3, 487 (July 1972).
  11. Discrimination Against Women and Employment Policies. 57 PLJ 2nd quarter, 157 (June 1982).
  12. Economic Cooperation Among ASEAN Countries. 6 Phil. Yearbook of International Law 92 (1977).
  13. Education in the Law: Philippine Experience. 1 Asean Law J. No. 1, 52 (Sept. 1982).
  14. Executive Legislation: the Philippine Experience. 55 PLJ 1st quarter, 1 (Mar. 1980).
  15. The Framing of the 1973 Constitution in Historical Perspective. 48 PLJ No. 4 & 5, 460 (Sept.-Dec. 1973).
  16. The Integrated Bar and Legal Education. 1 JIBP No. 3, 158 (Dec. 1973).
  17. The Law Curriculum: Assessment and Recommendations in the Light of the Needs of a Developing Society. 47 PLJ No. 3, 446 (July, 1972).
  18. Legal Education: the Bar Examination as Qualifying Process. 6 JIBP No. 1, 5 (first quarter, 1978).
  19. Legal Education in a Changing Society. 46 PLJ No. 3, 444 (July 1971).
  20. Legal Education in the Philippines: the Role of the Philippine Law Journal in the 1990s. 65 PLJ No. 1-2, 1 (Mar.-June 1990).
  21. Nationality and International Law from the Philippine Perspective. 60 PLJ No. 1 Supplemental issue, 1 (Mar. 1985).
  22. 1954 Decisions on Constitutional Law. 30 PLJ No. 1, 35 (Feb. 1955).
  23. On the Constitutionality of the Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980. 1 Batas at Katarungan No. 1, 121 (Feb. 1982).
  24. Opening Remarks, 6th Decennial Symposium Series. 46 PLJ No. 3, 433 (July 1971).
  25. The Philippine Commitments Under the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. 11 Phil. Yearbook of International Law 53 (1985).
  26. The Philippines, The Cedan and The Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Fookien Times Philippines Yearbook 1984-85, p. 85
  27. Political Law - Part one. 42 PLJ No. 1, 1 (Jan. 1967).
  28. Political Law - Part one. 43 PLJ No. 1, 67 (Feb. 1968).
  29. Population and Law: the Fundamental Rights Aspects in the Philippine Setting. 48 PLJ No. 3, 303 (July 1973).
  30. Redress of Grievances and Philippine Ombudsman (Tanodbayan). 57 PLJ first quarter, 1 (Mar. 1982).
  31. Salient Features of the Proposed Code of Professional Responsibility. 7 JIBP Nos. 3 & 4, 162 (third and fourth quarters 1979).
  32. Some Legal Aspects of Pollution Control. 47 PLJ No. 5, 635 (Dec. 1972).
  33. The Supreme Court and the Political Departments. 67 PLJ No. 3, 293 (Mar. 1993).
  34. Survey of 1960 Decisions on Constitutional Law. 36 PLJ No. 3, 361 (July 1961).
  35. Women’s Right Under the 1973 Constitution. 50 PLJ No. 1, 1 (Feb. 1975).
  36. Paño, Ernani C. The Supreme Court story. 1 Barrister Bul No. 3, 6 (June 1989).
  37. Santiago, Miriam D. The Female Justices of the Supreme Court. PWJA 28 (1989).

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