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Notes Repository (AUSL 2002-2006; Narratives; Political Law)

Constitutional Law II, Political Review [SY 2005-2006, Dean Mariano Magsalin Jr.]

These narratives were part of the content of “Notes in Constitutional Law II based on Dean Magsalin’s 2004-2005 syllabus” (2005; referred as “NCL2,” hereafter). There are a total of 472 case narratives in the linked documents.

The foreword in said compilation provided, in part:


This work was created as Berne’s personal notes for Constitutional Law II, during the summer of 2005, in anticipation of the reading requirements for the second part of Political Law Review. The facts in the cases were deliberately longer than standard digests to allow a semi-detailed and chronological statement of facts, allowing in turn, a better understanding of the circumstances antecedent to the cases.

This work is shared to Arellano University School of Law students to allow those who do not have the luxury of time to completely read the full text of the cases assigned with an alternative source of materials to comply with the minimum requirements to prepare in class. The efforts aimed to aid co-students in their studies should not be a signal for students’ laxity in their studies. This work is designed as a suppletory, not a primary, material for studies involving the Bill of Rights. Students are encouraged to read the original text of the cases and the books of various authorities tackling the subject matter, for proper guidance. Students are further encouraged to create their own notes to develop their own methods of synthesis of the assigned readings.


I. General Considerations (PDF, 128.7 KB; NCL2, pp. 3-4)

II. Powers of the State

III. Bill of Rights

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Notes Repository (AUSL 2002-2006; Narratives)

Case digests would have been sufficient to focus on relevant doctrines articulated in the cases required in class. However, the short form designed for handwritten digests was inadequate to respond — as to certain details — to certain questions a professor would ask during recitations. Hence, I had to prepare longer narrations of the case (i.e. as much as possible, on a chronological manner), with the holding somehow combining the case doctrine and the ultimate outcome of the case.


  • Corporation Law, Commercial Law Review (SY 2005-2006, Prof. Zarah Villanueva-Castro) (PDF, 883.0 KB)
  • Negotiable Instruments Law, Commercial Law Review (SY 2005-2006, Prof. Zarah Villanueva-Castro) (PDF, 524.3 KB)
  • Insurance Law, Commercial Law Review (SY 2005-2006, Prof. Zarah Villanueva-Castro) (PDF, 492.3 KB)

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