GSE Law Firm’s Annual Legal Apprenticeship Program (Apprenticeship Program) is part of the Firm’s continuing goal to encourage future lawyers to engage in the practice of law. The Apprenticeship Program provides the apprentice extensive hands-on training in all areas of law practice and a first-hand experience of the working environment in a private law firm.
In 2017, the Firm accepted Maria Denise Claire C. Marcelo, Stephanie Janine G. Pua, Sean Lester N. Cualoping, Dawn Betina Q. Bernabe, Mary Kathleen “Mikee” G. Resultan, and Maria Socorro R. Montemayor as apprentices.
Claire, Stephanie, and Sean are currently taking up their Juris Doctor degrees from the Ateneo de Manila University while Dawn, Mikee, and Soc are taking up their Juris Doctor degrees from the University of the Philippines.
Claire completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce Major in Legal Management (Honorable Mention) from De La Salle University – Manila. She worked as an Events Producer in Digicon Events Corporation before entering law school.
Stephanie obtained her degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Dual Concentration in Operations & Technology Management and Marketing, Minor in English (Cum Laude) from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Stephanie worked as a Paralegal at the Law Office of Iannella and Mummolo in Boston, Massachusetts. She also worked at Globe Telecom and Transport for London in London, United Kingdom.
Sean obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Biology (Cum Laude) and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, USA. Prior to law school, Sean worked at Rite Ad Pharmacy and Striplin’s Pharmacy in California. In law school, he interned at the Office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Dawn obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in European Languages, with a Major in French and Minor in Spanish (Cum Laude), from the University of the Philippines – Diliman. In college, she did her internship in the Embassy of France in the Philippines where she assisted the audio-visual attaché of the Embassy and took part in organizing the 2013 French Film Festival.
Mikee obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Philippines – Diliman. She was an active member of the UP Kabataang Pilosopo Tasyo Organization during her college days, where she served in various capacities including Vice-President, Publications Head, and Public Relations Secretary.
Soc obtained her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Administration and Accountancy (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of the Philippines – Diliman. In college, she interned at KPMG Manabat Sanagustin & Co. Soc passed the CPA Licensure Examination in October 2014.