Juris Doctor (Law Program)

General

Program Description

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.

This is a 4-year course in law that fulfills all government requirements for those preparing for admission to the bar. It requires the previous completion of a bachelor’s degree course.

Unless exempted, applicants should take the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhilSAT).

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.

Application Procedure

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)

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.

Application fee

  • 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 a PhilSAT rating of 60 or higher will be scheduled for the interview. Those with PhilSAT rating of 45 to below 60 must first take a written essay test to determine whether they qualify for an interview. Those with PhilSAT rating below 45 need not apply.

Last updated Aug 2019

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