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Dean Al-Shwaid Ismael, Esq., Ll.M.

Dean and Professor, School of Law
  • al-shwaid.ismael@uc.edu.ph

Bar Admission(s):

Philippines (April 26, 2007)

(8th place 2006 Philippine Bar Examination)

New York (May 2018)


Courses Handled:

Commercial Law Review,

Agency, Trust, Partnership, and Joint Venture,

International Business Transactions


Professional Membership:

International Bar Association, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, New York Bar, New York City Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, National Filipino American Lawyers Association, and Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York


Other Current Affiliations:

Of Counsel, Gulapa Law (Manila and San Francisco)

Of Counsel, Gulapa & Baclay LLP (New York)


Practice Area(s):

General Corporate, Retail Trade, Maritime and Transport, Energy, Infrastructure, and Public Procurement



Master of Laws (Corporate Law) with Advanced Professional Certificate in Law and Business, New York University School of Law and Leonard N. Stern School of Business, John Vogelstein Scholar and Vanderbilt Medal, 2017

Juris Doctor (after migration from Bachelor of Laws), University of Cebu, University Charter Scholar, Magna Cum Laude, and Class Salutatorian, 2006

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, University of San Carlos, Dr. John Klevenhausen Scholar and Cum Laude, 2000


Honors and Activities:

International Student Leadership Award, New York University, May 2017

Representative, NYU School of Law Student Bar Association, SY 2016-2017

Graduate Editor, NYU Journal of Law and Business, SY 2016-2017

Representative, NYU’s The Commentator, SY 2016-2017

Special Award for Excellence in Academics and Leadership, University of Cebu, April 2006

President, University of Cebu Law Students Society, SY 2004-2005

The Outstanding Cebuano Youth Leader, Cebu City Government, April 2000

University Presidential Citation, University of San Carlos, March 2000

The Outstanding Graduate, University of San Carlos, March 2000

The Outstanding Leader, University of San Carlos, March 1999



Under The Magnifying Glass: Recurring Challenges Facing In-House Corporate Counsels,” NYU Law JLB Online, February 23, 2017

Global Trends in Combating Corrupt Practices Through Legislation and Contracting,” NYU Law JLB Online, May 16, 2017