Best Law Schools in the Philippines – Top 10 Law Schools in the Philippines
I’ve listed in this hub the best law schools in the Philippines. They are the top rated law schools in here, also known as the top 10 law schools. This fact is based on reputable statistics according to the Commission on Higher Education, the board which gathers official data of schools and colleges in here and their policies and performance.
If you want to be a very good lawyer, it is always a big factor to consider the best law school for you and your future law career. It may mold you to become the best you want to be and to ace in everything not only to pass the crucial Bar Exam for lawyers in the Philippines but also to prepare for the real battle in the courtroom. Choosing the perfect law college for you may not be so easy especially different schools may require pricey tuition fees. But it’s absolutely worth the price. Just think about your lawyer’s fee, heh. I hope you get me.
The best law school could make your dreams come true, yeah but all else depends upon your passion in going further. Anywayz, here we go, the best law schools in the Philippines from the latest and fresh statistics:
Top 5 Best Law School in 2011 according to Rank
University of the Philippines
Ateneo de Manila University
San Beda College
University of Santo Tomas
Best Law Schools in the Philippines
Lists the Top Ten Law Schools in the Philippines.
Top 10 Law Schools based on bar exam passing rates. (2010)
Ateneo de Manila University--91.24%
San Beda College--88.4%
University of the Philippines--82.85%
Far Eastern University-De La Salle University (Juris Doctor MBA)--77.42%
Ateneo de Davao University--75.92%
University of San Carlos--68.2%
University of Santo Tomas--67.64%
University of Cebu--52.81%
University of Perpetual Help-Rizal--50.81%
According to the recent bar exam which was released this 2010, the first and second place from the top ten bar examinees who passed the highest score were from San Beda College of Law. Out of the ten topnotchers, 7 came from Ateneo de Manila University. Wow! To complete the ten, 2 bar examinees came from the University of the Philippines. Tuition fees from the University of the Philippines College of Law by the way is much cheaper from other law schools because UP is a state university. Tuition fees are subsidized by the government of the Philippines. Yay!
Ranking of Law school in the Philippines
The ranking of the above law schools in the Philippines were based from the official statistics of CHED according to law schools performance for the past ten years.
Best Universities in Asia
Four from these schools were listed in the Asia Week’s Asia’s Best Universities.
University of the Philippines – ranked 48th
De La Salle University – ranked 71st
Ateneo de Manila University – ranked 72nd
University of Sto. Tomas – ranked 74th
Law School Tuition and Admission Requirements
Majority of law schools require their law students applicants to be graduate of Bachelor’s degree and should have earned 18 units of English, 6 units of Mathematics, 18 units of Social Science and 3 units of Rizal course. Law schools admit qualified students of any age, sex, religion, or educational background. Important academic and personal documents are also required to submit. Some law colleges require law aptitude exam and other qualifying exams before accepting law students. Different law schools have different law admission process but all of them are complying in the admission into the law course governed by Section 6, Rule 138 of the Rules of Court of the Philippines, which provides that -
No applicant for admission to the bar examination shall be admitted unless he presents a certificate that he has satisfied the Secretary of Education that, before he began the study of law, he had pursued and satisfactorily completed in authorized and recognized university or college, requiring for admission thereto the completion of a four-year high school course, the course of study prescribed therein for a bachelor’s degree in arts or sciences with any of the following subjects as major filed of concentration: Political Science, Logic, English, History and Economics.
and implementing Circular No. 46, series of 1996, of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) which specifically states:
In accordance with the
pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722, otherwise known as the
“Higher Education Act of 1994,” and to afford Higher Education Institutions
(HEIs) more leeway in the determination of their curricular offerings and
student eligibility requirements so that they may be able to better attune the
same to local, regional and national goals, progressive deregulation vis-a-vis
HEIs hereby declared a policy of the Commission. Consequently, effective
Collegiate Year (CY) 1996-1997, the following functions of the Commission are
hereby delegated to the HE Is concerned, to wit:
1. Issuance of Eligibility for Admission to Higher Education Programs. - Henceforth, the responsibility for and accountability of determining the eligibility of students for admission to the Law . . . courses are hereby transferred to the concerned HEIs provided the following are met and/or observed:
a) Law. - The applicant student must be a graduate of a bachelor’s degree and must have earned eighteen (18) units of English, six (6) units of Mathematics, and eighteen (18) units of Social Science subjects;...
Law School tuition fee usually ranges from 40,000 pesos or above per semester depending on the law university. Law tuition is cheaper to some state universities like UP as I’ve mentioned tuition fees are subsidized by the government. Majority of law schools also offer scholarship grants and financial aids to qualified candidates. Some law universities accept international students. I’m gonna be making a hub about that in the next days so stay tuned. ;)
Best Law Schools in the Philippines
List of best law schools in the Philippines with their official websites. Good luck to your law career!
San Beda Law School or San Beda Graduate School of Law
Far Eastern University Law School
Choosing the best law school
Choosing the best law school for you is tough like law itself. There would always be pros and cons but it’s how you dedicate your heart and brain with it to become a successful lawyer someday. For what it’s worth, what really matter is what and who you’d become – that is a superior skilled lawyer who is passionate for justice and serving others for their needs and aspirations.
Law schools in the Philippines
Law schools in the Philippines continue to achieve their visions and missions to produce superior and high calibrated lawyers who could work not only in the Philippines but to worldwide jurisdiction if calling permits.