Seldom are we able to practice creativity in a field where logic and doctrinism are the norm. There never seems to be enough time in between reading hundreds of cases and memorizing lengthy provisions for us to either pick up a paintbrush or type up a short story.
This is what Pallas is for. As the art and literary folio of The Palladium, Pallas serves as a platform for members of the Ateneo Law School community to share our more creative pursuits. Students and teachers alike have had their works published in each volume since its inception, with contributions ranging from poetry to short stories, to original artwork and photography.
This year, the minimalist theme of the folio brings it back to the basics, allowing the works to speak for themselves. Featuring works by Justice Magdangal De Leon, Atty. Howard Calleja, alumni, and current students, Pallas 2014 takes inspiration from contemporary lifestyle periodicals and anthologies, allowing the words, art, and photographs to stand out on every page.
The folio launch was held in the Bernas Center last 12 December 2014. The event featured performances by the student dance group Salsa, musician and current law school freshman Mateo Escueta (1B), and indie acoustic girl duo Reese & Vica, and a screening of Academy Award-winning short film God of Love.