Leo Arman P. Galang


Practice areas

  • Intellectual Property

Professional Background

Mr. Galang obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo Law School in 2016, where he graduated Second Honors and was the recipient of the Dean’s Gold Medal Award for Best Thesis.

During his time in the Ateneo Law School, Mr. Galang competed in numerous prestigious international moot court competitions. In 2014, Mr. Galang competed as a member of the Philippine Delegation to the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C., U.S.A., where the team reached the Advanced Rounds and ranked 14th in the world in the Preliminary Rounds. The team was also awarded the Alona E. Evans Award for Third Over-all Best Memorial globally. Mr. Galang likewise clinched the Championship and the Foreign Minister’s Award for Best Team in the 2013 Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition in Tokyo, Japan. In 2012, he competed in the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.

Mr. Galang graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, cum laude, and a minor in English Literature from the Ateneo de Manila University. In 2011, he received the Fulbright Commission’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program Award, a scholarship grant funded by the U.S. Department of State, where he studied in Minnesota, U.S.A. He was likewise the recipient of the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence, Student Leadership and Campus Journalism, as well as the Scroll of Scholastic Excellence from the Rotary Club of Downtown Manila. He belongs to the award-winning youth leadership organization, the Ayala Young Leaders Alliance.

Mr. Galang was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2017.

Published works:

  • “The Outlaw of the Sea: Balancing Navigational Freedom and Maritime Interdiction Practices in the Context of Transnational Irregular Movement of People by Sea”, 61 Ateneo L.J. 274 (2016).
  • “The Case Concerning Certain Activities Within the Malachi Gap: Applicant and Respondent Memorials, The 2014 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition”, 1 Ateneo International Law Review 139 (2016).
  • “A Case Concerning the Death of Ben Ostonov: Applicant Memorial, The 2013 Asia Cup International Law Moot Court Competition”, 1 Ateneo International Law Review 199 (2016).