SINGH, Maria Filomena D.

Part Time
Areas of Specialization: 
  • Remedial Law
  • Civil Law
  • Legal and Judicial Ethics
  • Legal Writing
  • Court Management
  • Legal Education
Professional Association & Recognition: 
  • (May 2014- Present) Associate Justice, Court of Appeals
  • (June 2007-March 14, 2014) Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, National Capital Region, Branch 85. 
  • (September 2012) Supreme Court Briefer and Resource Person on Judicial Reform, Office of the Chief Justice, Supreme Court, Manila
  • (February 2010-May 2010)   World Bank, Public Sector Institutional Reform Cluster, Poverty Reduction and Economic  Management Department, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA
  • (May 2010 ) 1st Philippine Judicial Fellow, Federal Judicial Center, Thurgood Marshall Building, Washington, DC, USA
  • (September 2002-June 2007) Presiding Judge, Metropolitan Trial Court, National Capital Judicial Region, Quezon City, Honors: Most Outstanding First Level Court Judge for 2006-2007 awarded by the Philippine Society for Judicial Excellence;
  • (October 2007-present) Professor of Law and Bar Reviewer, Ateneo de Manila University, Makati City, Philippines
  • (2015-Present) Professor of Law, University of the Philippines - College of Law 
  • (May 2006-present) Member, Corps of Professors, Philippine Judicial Academy, Manila City, Philippines
Courses Taught: 
  • Statutory Construction
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Ethics
  • Oral Advocacy
  • Trial Technique
  • Appellate Practice
  • Special Proceedings
  • Practice Court
  • Evidence
Post-Graduate - (2010) American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C., U.S.A., Master of Laws in International Legal Studies (LL.M.), US Department of State - Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in Law and Government. Graduate - (1990) Ateneo de Manila University, Makati City, Philippines, Juris Doctor (J.D.), Honors: Second Honors Distinction; Ranked 7th in Graduating Class; Consistent Dean’s Lister Undergraduate - (1989) University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English, Major in Imaginative Writing, Honors: Cum Laude; University Scholar; College Scholar 1987 National U.P. Creative Writing Workshop: Winner Best Short Story, Winner Best One-Act Play