Justice Josue N. Bellosillo, retired Senior Justice of the Supreme Court (SC), is presently Dean of the School of Law and Jurisprudence, Centro Escolar University. He took his Pre-law and Law at the University of the Philippines, UP Law Class ’57. He was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and the University of the East. Immediately after passing the Bar, he went to private practice until his appointment to the Bench: Judge, CAR, Iloilo (1971-1975), CFI, Iloilo (1975-1982), CFI, Rizal (1982-1983), RTC-NCJR Pasig, Metro Manila (1983-1986), Associate Justice, Intermediate Appellate Court (1986), Associate Justice, Court of Appeals (1986-1991), Court Administrator, Supreme Court (1991-1992) and Senior Associate Justice, Supreme Court (1992-2003).
He was Chairman of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, and Chairman of the Senate Electoral Tribunal; 1989 Bar Examiner in Remedial Law, 1991 Bar Examiner in Civil Law, and 2006 Bar Examiner again in Civil Law. He was Chairman of the 1995 Committee on Bar Examinations and 1999 Committee on Bar Examinations. He is author of: Leave us alone (2009) and Effect Pre-Trial Technique (1990 Edition, SC Centennial Book awardee and 2011 Edition), and co-author of six (6) books: Omnibus Election Code with Rules of Procedure & Jurisprudence in Election Law (with Court Administrator [CA] Jose Midas P. Marquez and Atty. Emmanuel LJ. Mapili) published in 2007 by Central Book Supply; Fundamentals of Nursing Law, Jurisprudence & Ethics (with CA Marquez, Atty. Mapili and former Board of Nursing Chair Dr. Eufemeia F. Octaviano) published in 2008 by Educational Publishing House; Fundamentals of Dental Jurisprudence, Ethics & Practice Management (with Atty. Mapili and former PRC Chair Dr. Leonor M. Tripon-Rosero) published in 2009 by Central Book Supply; Basics of Philippine Medical Jurisprudence & Ethics (with Attys. Mapili, Bu C. Castro, M.D., Albert D. Rebosa, M.D. and Antonio D. Rebosa, M.D.) published in 2010 by Central Book Supply; Introduction to Nursing Jurisprudence, Ethics, Leadership and Management (with CA Marquez, Atty.
Mapili and former Board of Nursing Member Dr. Lucia Basilonia-Simon) published in 2011 by Central Book Supply; Effective Litigation & Adjudication of Election Contests (with CA Marquez and Atty. Mapili) published by in 2012 by Central Book Supply.