Andres D. Bautista

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Andres D. Bautista is the current Dean of Institute of Law at Far Eastern University, a private, non-sectarian university in Manila, Philippines.

He is a Member of the Consultative Commission on Charter Change, an independent body formed in 2005 by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to propose revisions to the 1987 Philippine Constitution.

Bautista remains one of the most active legal practitioners and educators in the Philippines. He is a frequent resource speaker on topics concerning Philippine constitutional law and the state of legal education and profession in the country.


Bautista earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree from Ateneo de Manila University in 1986, a Bachelor of Laws, (Class Valedictorian) from Ateneo School of Law in 1990, and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1993.


Bautista is the Dean of the Institute of Law at Far Eastern University and the Master of Business Administration-Juris Doctor dual degree program of De La Salle Graduate School of Business and Far Eastern University. He is concurrently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Makati Shangri-la Plaza Hotel.

Bautista is the President of the Philippine Association of Law Schools. He is a Bar Reviewer in Constitutional Law at the National Bar Review Consortium, Lecturer in Constitutional Law and Project Finance at the Ateneo School of Law and Far Eastern University Institute of Law, a Trustee of the Philippine Judicial Academy, Member of the Supreme Court Committee on Legal Education and Bar Matters, Member of the Governing Board of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Office, Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Philippine Constitution Association, as well as Director and Corporate Secretary of the British Chamber of Commerce.

While still a law student, Bautista served as Judicial Clerk to then Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan from 1989 to 1992.

International Conferences

Bautista has been a reactor in the 18th IDP International Education Conference in Sydney in 2004, a participant in the bilateral discussions with the University of Nepal Faculty of Law in Katmandu in 2002, a reactor in the 21st Century Form of Legal Education in Beijing in 2001, a delegate in the Conference on Obstacles to Third World Development in 1988, and Captain of the Philippine Team in the World University Debating Championships also in 1986.

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