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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno


Tenure: Incumbent
Appointed by: Benigno S. Aquino III

Birthdate: July 02, 1960
 

Place of Birth: Manila

Children: Maria Sophia and Jose Lorenzo

Name of Spouse: Mario Jose Sereno

Education:
  1. Kamuning Elementary School
  2. Quezon City High School
  3. A.B. Economics, Ateneo de Manila University, 1980
  4. Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines (Cum Laude), 1984
  5. Passed the Bar, 1985
  6. Master of Laws, University of Michigan, 1993


Professional Career:
  1. Junior Associate, SyCip Salazar Feliciano and Hernandez Law Office, 1985 - 1986
  2. Technical Consultant/Deputy Commisioner/Deputy of Acting Commission Agriculture, 1995 - 1999
  3. Legal Consultant, WTO-AFTA Advisory Commission to the President, 1995 - 2003
  4. Legal Consultant, WTO-AFTA Advisory Commission to the President, 1995 - 2003
  5. Consultant, USAID-Bureau of Treasury Project on Government Securities, March 1995 - April 1996
  6. Head, Public Information Division, University of the Philippines Law Complex, 1994 - 1995
  7. Director, Institute on International Legal Studies, University of the Philippines Law Complex, 1996 - 1999
  8. Counsellor, World Trade Organization Appelate Body Secretariat, July - October 1998
  9. Commissioner and Chairman of Steering Committee Preparatory Commission on Constitutional Reforms, August - December 1999
  10. Principal Consultant, Law and Economics Project on Judicial Reform (UNDP - Supreme Court), 1996 - 2000
  11. Lecturer, International Trade Law, Department of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Trade and Industry, 1986 - 2003
  12. Principal Consultant, Law and Economics and Judicial and Legal Reform USAID's AGILE-DAI Project, 2000 - 2004
  13. Faculty, International Business Law. M.B.A. Program, Murdoch University (Australia, Manila Extension Program, 2001 - 2002
  14. Faculty, Extension Session, Hague Academy of International Law, Cambodia, November 2004
  15. Faculty, University of the Philippines, 1986 - 2006
  16. President, Law and Economic Development Institute, April 2000 - 2010
  17. President, Accesslaw, Inc., July 2000 - 2010
  18. Faculty, International Business Law, M.B.A. Program, University of Western Australia, Manila Extension Program, February 2000 to 2010
  19. Faculty, Philippine Judicial Academy, February 2000 to present
  20. Executive Director, Asian Institure of Management and Policy Center, February 2009 - 2010
  21. Associate Justice, Supreme Court, August 13, 2010
  22. Chief Justice, Supreme Court, August 24, 2012


Awards:
  1. Most Outstanding Female Law Student of the Philippines, Iota Tau International Legal Sorority, 1983
  2. Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence, 1984
  3. Outstanding Students of the University of the Philippines, Phi Kappa Phi, 1984
  4. The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service (For Law) TOWNS Foundation Inc., 1998
  5. Most Outstanding Alumni Awardee, Quezon City High School, 2000
  6. Most Outstanding Alumni Awardee, Kamuning Elementary School, 2003


Professional and Civil Organizations:
  1. Director, The Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service, 1998 - 2001
  2. Fellow, IDEA. Inc., 2002 to present
  3. Trustee/Corporate Secretary, Procurement Watch Inc., 2002 - 2006
  4. Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN Law Association of the Philippine Chapter, 2002
  5. Convenor, Justice and Development, Network, 2002
  6. Governing Board Member, Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA), 2006 to present


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