Events Archive

October 12, 2004
The Indiana Supreme Court Lecture
Legal Challenges of Globalization

Speaker: Hon. Flerida Ruth P. Romero, Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines (ret.)
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Wynne Courtroom
Contact: For more information, contact Shaun Ingram (317) 278-4789 or

5:00 p.m. Lecture, Wynne Courtroom 6:00 p.m. Reception, Conour Atrium Justice Flerida Ruth P. Romero, Judge of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization (Geneva), is concurrently President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank. A retired Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, she is a member of the Board of Visitors of the IU School of Law- Bloomington, where she obtained her LL.M. and LL.D. (honoris causa) degrees. A member of the International Honor Societies of the Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Gamma Mu, Justice Romero obtained her A.B. and LL.B. degrees from the University of the Philippines (U.P.). After obtaining her graduate degrees at IU, she taught at the U.P. College of Law for over twenty years and was concurrently director of the U.P. Law Center for six years. She capped her academic career at the U.P. with an appointment to the policy-making Board of Regents. After the People Power Revolution of 1986, during which Corazon C. Aquino rose to the Presidency of the Republic of the Philippines, Justice Romero was appointed Secretary General of the Constitutional Commission of 1986. Upon the ratification of the constitution, she became Special Assistant to President Aquino. In 1991, she was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, where she served until 1999. Her numerous awards and citations include the prestigious "Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award in Justice/Law" (2000); "Phi Kappa Phi Diamond Jubilee Award" (2003); "The Outstanding Woman in the Nation’s Service" (TOWNS) Award in the field of law (1974 and 1999); Outstanding Manilan in Law (1994) and others. Currently, she is actively engaged in the arbitration of international and domestic commercial disputes and continues to be involved in the Committee on the Revision of the Rules of Court of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Program Brochure