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 the following offerings for those who wish to obtain a law degree:
Juris Doctor (JD). This is a 4-year course in law 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. For the tuition and other school fees for SY 2017-18 for incoming JD freshmen, click here.
Lex Honors. Lex Honors is a 7-year program for high school graduates who would like to take UA&P’s liberal arts bachelor’s degree course as a shortened (3 years instead of 4) but most fitting pre-law course, then proceed to the JD, which will still require four (4) years and will follow the same curriculum (see above). The program requires a high school average of 85% in order to qualify.
JD students and those in the Lex Honors program are provided with personal and professional mentoring during their stay in UA&P.
The following currently comprise the faculty of the Law program:
|Roberto A. Abad||Dina D. Lucenario|
|Mario V. Lopez||Roberto Rafael V. Lucila|
|Maria Cristina J. Cornejo||Cecilio L. Magsino|
|Rene V. Sarmiento||Amado F. Maralit|
|Roberto P. Buenaventura||Diosdado B. Marasigan|
|Rowena N. A. Tan||Mariana Amanda S. Meer|
|Rosauro S. David||Cristina A. Montes|
|Joaquin E. San Diego||Rufino L. Policarpio|
|Maria Concepcion S. Noche||Eduardo R. Robles|
|Jeremy Benigno I. Gatdula||Albert Leonard C. Rodriguez|
|May Frances P. Aquino||Romeo Raymond C. Santos|
|Susan M. Aquino||Clara B. Sereno|
|Timoteo B. Aquino||Pedro N. Tanchuling|
|Gembeth G. Basilgo||Delia S. Tantuico|
|Gerard L. Chan||Remigio A. Ukol, Jr.|
|Edmundo A. Cruz||Jose Ronaldo V. Valles|
|Emma C. Francisco||Guadalupe Lyn P. Vergel de Dios|
|Raymundo T. Francisco||Eugenio H. Villareal|
|James M. Imbong||Rodolfo R. Waga|
|Luisito V. Liban||Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco|
Important Announcement for 2017 Admissions
Applications will only be processed upon submission of the original of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) containing the applicant’s PhilSAT score/rating, or Exemption from PhilSAT.
Applicants are encouraged to file their applications as soon as they have their COE or PhilSAT Exemption.
To be included in the first batch of interviewees, applicants must file their applications for UA&P’s JD program by 10 June 2017. See below for the application procedure, application fee, etc.
Applicants must submit two (2) copies of the duly accomplished JD Application Form (pdf/doc) to the School of Law and Governance at the 7th Floor APEC Communications Building together with one (1) copy of the following attachments:
Certificate of Eligibility (containing PhilSAT score/rating)
Photocopy of college transcript of records or record of grades
For graduating students: Certification of candidacy for graduation from their Registrar
For graduates and professionals: Photocopy of college diploma
Proof of payment of application fee (see rates below)
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.
PhilSAT of 60 or higher: P500.00
PhilSAT of 45 to below 60: P800.00
Honor graduates within five (5) years from graduation from the pre-law course, and UA&P scholars: Free
How to qualify
Applicants with PhilSAT rating of 60 or higher will be scheduled for interview. Those with PhilSAT rating of 45 to below 60 must first take a written essay test to determine whether they qualify for interview. Those with PhilSAT rating below 45 need not apply.
For the admissions procedure for Lex Honors, please go to UA&P Undergraduate Admissions.
- LEB Certificate of Eligibility (containing PhilSAT score/rating) or Exemption
- Duly executed and notarized Affidavit of Fraternity/Sorority Non-Membership Form (available at SLG office)
- Official Transcript of Records (original)
- Certificate of Transfer Eligibility or Honorable Dismissal (original and photocopy)
- Two (2) copies of duly accomplished Mentoring Form (for first semester only)
Additional documentary requirements
- For those admitted with conditions: Acknowledgment Form (available at SLG office)
- For those applying for scholarship: Scholarship Application Form and supporting documents (see Application Procedure in “Scholarships” drop down box below)
STEP 1: Proceed to SLG Office (look for Myra Labayne or Mari Bassig)
- Submit above documents for evaluation.
- Secure Registration Certificate from SLG.
STEP 2: Proceed to Cashier (2nd Floor College of Arts and Sciences Building)
- Present Registration Certificate and pay tuition and other fees.
- Applicants for transfer are treated like all other applicants to the 4-year JD program. They have to pass all the qualification requirements for admission, including PhilSAT, interview and GWA of at least 80% or its equivalent in the undergraduate course.
- In addition, applicants have to submit a Certificate of honorable dismissal from the previous law school(s) together with the duly filled-up Application Form. Without this Certificate, the applicants cannot proceed with their applications or if applications are nonetheless submitted, the SLG cannot proceed with the evaluation thereof.
- If the applicants pass the qualifications for admission, then they will be admitted provided they start from first (1st ) year and take up all the law subjects based on SLG curriculum.
- Applications for transfer to second (2nd) year may only be entertained based on exceptionally meritorious reasons. Only upon determination by the Operations Committee of the School of Law and Governance of these exceptionally meritorious reasons may the applicants proceed with their applications. In any case, all the usual qualifications and requirements for admission will apply in the evaluation of the applications. In addition, the applications for accreditation of subjects taken in the previous law school, together with the course descriptions, should be received at least two (2) weeks prior to the start of the classes. Applications of this nature will only be considered during the first semester of the academic year. They are considered exceptions to the general policy and will be carefully considered and scrutinized.
- No applications for transfer to 3rd year and 4th year will be entertained.
Scholarships are either granted outright or upon application.
Honor graduates in the pre-law course who apply within five (5) years from graduation may receive a scholarship consisting of up to 100% tuition fee discount. Honor graduates in financial need may, in addition, receive a stipend.
Application for Scholarship
Those who do not receive outright grants may still apply for scholarship:
- General weighted average (GWA) of 2.0 in the pre-law course
- PhilSAT of at least 85
- Financial need
- Positive interview result