UA&P’s Law program provides training in standard competencies expected of lawyers, such as legal reasoning and advocacy. Following worldwide trends in the field of legal education, and helped by its integration within UA&P and within the School of Law and Governance, the Law program is envisioned to increasingly adopt interdisciplinary and international perspectives.
UA&P has two law program tracks:
Juris Doctor (JD). The JD program is a 4-year law course that fulfills all government requirements for those preparing for admission to the bar. It requires previous completion of a bachelor’s degree course. To view the curriculum click here.
Lex Honors. Lex Honors is a 7-year course intended for high school graduates who both wish to take advantage of UA&P’s liberal arts curriculum as a strong preparation for law studies and to obtain a law degree in a shorter time. While the pre-law course is compressed from four to three years, none of the rigors of the law program proper is diminished. The course requires a high school average of 85% in order to qualify.
Like all UA&P students, students in the Law program are provided with personal and professional mentoring.
The following currently comprise the faculty of the Law program:
|Roberto A. Abad||James M. Imbong|
|Mario V. Lopez||Dina D. Lucenario|
|Maria Cristina J. Cornejo||Roberto Rafael V. Lucila|
|Rene V. Sarmiento||Amado F. Maralit|
|Roberto P. Buenaventura||Diosdado B. Marasigan|
|Rowena N. A. Tan||Mariana Amanda S. Meer|
|Joaquin E. San Diego||Rufino L. Policarpio|
|Maria Concepcion S. Noche||Albert Leonard C. Rodriguez|
|Jeremy I. Gatdula||Romeo Raymond C. Santos|
|Timoteo B. Aquino||Albert Leonard C. Rodriguez|
|Gerard L. Chan||Pedro N. Tanchuling|
|Rosauro S. David||Rodolfo R. Waga|
|Raymundo T. Francisco|
UA&P Law School Qualifying Test 2017:
Applicants must submit two (2) copies of the duly accomplished JD Application Form to the School of Law and Governance at the 7th Floor APEC Communications Building together with one (1) copy of the following attachments:
For a step-by-step guide to admissions click here.
The Legal Education Board requires law school applicants to have a general weighted average of 2.5 or 80% or equivalent in the pre-law course. To be accepted, applicants who meet this basic requirement must go through a 2-step screening process: the Law School Qualifying Test (LSQT) and the interview.
The LSQT, which consists of sub-tests in Verbal Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Ability, and Figural Reasoning, plus a psychological test, is designed to measure certain abilities, skills, and behavior necessary in the study and practice of law. Examinees who obtain scores that fall within the percentile range set by the School are then scheduled for interview. After the interview the School determines who among the applicants will be admitted. Admission is based solely on merit, that is, the result of the interview, the LSQT score, and the general weighted average (GWA) in the pre-law course.
Applicants may be admitted with or without conditions. Applicants who are admitted with conditions must, on the first year, show satisfactory performance to be allowed to continue in the program. They will not be allowed to drop subjects or go on leave of absence except in cases of illness requiring extended hospitalization and recuperation.
For the admissions procedure for Lex Honors please go to UA&P Undergraduate Admissions.
Additional documentary requirements
STEP 1: Proceed to SLG Office (look for Myra Labayne or Mari Bassig)
STEP 2: Proceed to Cashier (2nd Floor College of Arts and Sciences Building)
Students who are admitted to the JD program may be granted full and partial scholarships.
The School of Law and Governance may require the presentation of additional documents. All requirements should be complete in order that the application may be processed.
Conditions to Maintain Scholarship
Scholarships are reviewed periodically to monitor compliance with the following terms and conditions:
For scholarships that successful applicants for the 7-year program may avail of, please see Scholarships.
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