A Brief Profile of the College of Law
The Adamson University College of Law was established on June 1, 1941. Its first Dean was the late Elpidio Quirino who was later elected President of the Republic of the Philippines.
The outbreak of the Pacific Wars on December 8, 1941 interrupted the existence of the University. It was re-opened in 1948 with Prof. Nicanor Reyes becoming the second Dean of the College of Law until 1952.
In 1952, Prof. Godofredo del Rosario assumed the post of Head of the College of Law in an acting capacity up to 1964 when he was designated acting Dean of the College of Law up to 1965.
In 1965, Dr. Marcos Herras took over the post of Dean of the College of Law and stayed in the said position until 1982, when Prof. Ponciano Subido took over as Dean of the College.
In 2002 Dean Antonio H. Abad, Jr. was appointed to head the College of Law. He served as Dean of the college until May 2011 when he was promoted as member of the Legal Education Board (LEB).
In June 2011, Ret. SC Justice Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez succeeded Dean Abad.
The Adamson University College of Law tied up with the PHILCONSA, the first College to achieve such honor.