JOHANN CARLOS S. BARCENAPosition: Associate
Department: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Mr. Barcena earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines in 2010. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Ateneo De Manila University, which he obtained in 2005. Mr. Barcena was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2011.
Mr. Barcena was Chairperson of the Philippine Law Journal from 2009-2010 and was a member of its Editorial Board from 2006-2007. In 2010, he received the ACCRALAW – Violeta Calvo-Drilon Merit Award for Legal Writing.
In 2010, the University of the Philippines College of Law awarded him the Irene Cortes Prize for Best Paper in Constitutional Law for the paper: “Easing the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty: The Judiciary in a Developing Democracy” and the Vicente V. Mendoza Prize for Best Review of Supreme Court Decisions for the paper: “Banishing the Shadow of the Midnight Chief Justice: Checking the Balance of the Separated Powers”.
Mr. Barcena has published several articles in the Philippine Law Journal, including among others: “Shifting to an Open Legal Market Policy: The Prospect of Multi-Jurisdictional Practice of Law in the Philippines Under the Aegis of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)” [84 Phil. L.J. 654 (2010)], “Easing the Counter-Majoritarian Difficulty: The Judiciary in a Developing Democracy” [84 Phil. L.J. 882 (2010)], and “Checking the Balance of the Separated Powers: A Critical View of De Castro v. JBC” [85 Phil. L.J. 120 (2010)].
Mr. Barcena also authored “Consolidating Democracy and the Modern Concept of Human Rights” [32 J. Integ. Bar of the Phil. 99 (2006)], which was published in the Journal of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:
Mr. Barcena is a member of the Quezon City Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.