Legal research is both a skill and a tool to prepare students of law and lawyers alike in handling the daily grind of the legal profession. By masteting the skills of an effective legal researcher, one is able to prepare efficiently and responsively for any legal challenge that comes his or her way.

Legal research combines the study of legal knowledge, logic and communications in order to develop the mind of an adept legal researcher.

As a professor of legal research for more than two decades, I am establishing this site as the repository of the works of my students so the public may also access interesting and valuable information that might be of help.

These tenets are a constant reminder to members of the legal profession to contribute and promote knowledge of laws and rights in the community as well as in the development of legal education. This site is our humble contribution.

Atty. Jocelle Batapa-Sigue is Professor of Legal Research, Legal Ethics and Advanced Legal Writing subjects at the University of Saint La Salle, Bacolod City, Philippines since 1998. To know more about Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, follow her at