The installation rites of the awardees to the “Law Professors Hall of Fame” and the awards night will be held on November 19, 2012 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Little Theater.
Former Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno, who was the chairman of the award selection committee, said that “the establishment of a Hall of Fame is a belated, nonetheless, welcome effort to accord recognition to our beloved professors of law, unsung teachers who taught our justices and legal practitioners the sense and esoterics of the rule of law.”
Among those who will be installed to the hall of fame are: Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, SJ, Justice Isagani A. Cruz, Justice Oscar M. Herrera, Sr., Justice Vicente V. Mendoza, former Chief Justice Andres R. Narvasa, Justice Ricardo C. Puno, Sr., Justice Florenz D. Regalado, Justice Lorenzo R. Relova, former Senator Jovito R. Salonga and Justice Jose C. Vitug.
The law professors who will be honored posthumously are: Associate Justice Jose Abad Santos, Justice Irene R. Cortes, Justice Pompeyo Z. Diaz, Justice Jose Y. Feria, Justice Desiderio P. Jurado, Dean Rodolfo C. Palma, Justice Edgardo L. Paras, Justice Jose B.L. Reyes, Senator Lorenzo M. Tañada and Justice Conrado M. Vasquez.
The event will also feature a souvenir program that describes the lives of the twenty awardees and their contribution to the legal education in the Philippines.