The Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU)
is a private university in Quiapo, Manila
. It is a member of the Colleges and Universities Sports Association
(CUSA). It offers academic programs at the pre-school, elementary, high school, tertiary, and graduate levels. It is named for Philippine president Manuel L. Quezon
A School of Law was established in 1947 by a group of lawyers and justices including Leoncio B. Monzon, Lorenzo Tañada
, Arsenio P. Dizon
, Carmelino G. Alvendia
, J. B. L. Reyes
, Manuel O. Chan, and Anselmo S. Claudio.
The first batch of graduates practically dominated the bar examinations. Most of them followed in the footsteps of their mentors such as former Secretary of Justice Ricardo C. Puno Sr., Human Rights Advocate Sedfrey Ordoñez and retired Supreme Court Justice Isagani A. Cruz. Two of Justice Puno's students, Jose Melo and Jose Vitug, became Supreme Court Associate Justices
. Others have gained fame in the practice of law, accountancy, business and education.
The Law School progressed as Manuel L. Quezon Educational Institution
, and in 1958, it achieved the status of university. The School of Arts and Sciences; Education; Commerce & Business Administration; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Criminology; and Architecture were organized, and in 1982, the School of Information Technology was born. Paralegal Studies is the latest offering introduced by the School of Law.
The university is located in Hidalgo St., Quiapo.