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Law studies in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) is a four-year graduate program designed to help students become lawyers. The first two years of the Bachelor of Laws program are spent in rigorous classroom discussions, oral recitations, case study analysis, and debates. During junior and senior years law students will undergo an extensive apprenticeship in a duly recognized law firm, a research court apprenticeship and an on the job training in a government agency or a public legal assistance agency.


Recommended Undergraduate Program

Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Laws should have a pre-law undergraduate degree like Political Science, Philosophy, English, Economics, or History. However, students who do not hold an undergraduate program in those fields but still wish to pursue the program may still apply for the program.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Civil

  • Political

  • Labor

  • Criminal

  • Commercial

  • International 

  • Tax and Remedial laws


Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must have an undergraduate degree relevant to the program

  • An applicant with a degree not in line with the Bachelor of Laws may still be admitted to the program as long as they take the pre-requisite courses.

  • The student must pass the Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhiLSAT)

  • The student must pass the Graduate Admissions Test of the university


Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Transcript of records (Original and Photocopy)

  • Recommendation letters from former professors, deans, or colleagues

  • Letter of intent

  • Most recent medical and dental health record

  • Copy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Certified birth certificate

  • Copy of undergraduate diploma

  • (1) Latest 2”x2”ID Picture


Areas of Specializations

  • Constitutional Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Business Law

  • Labor Law

  • Civil Law

  • Tax Law

  • Family Law

  • Environmental Law



Program Outcome

Graduates of Bachelor of Laws are expected to be able to:

  • Have in-depth knowledge of legal matters, policy, theories, and case studies

  • Practice expertise in law

  • Construct and defend an argument in a persuasive manner

  • Show professional communication skills both oral and written

  • Draft legal documents appropriately


Board Exam

To be a lawyer in the Philippines, a graduate of Bachelor of Laws needs to pass the Philippine Bar Examination conducted by the Supreme Court of the Philippine under the Supreme Court Bar Examination Committee.


Career Opportunities

 

Graduates of Bachelor of Laws may pursue a career path in the legal sector as a staff attorney, corporation counsel, corporate lawyer, tax lawyer, criminal defense attorney, notary public, civil rights attorney, or a private practice attorney.

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Reviews of Bachelor of Laws graduates:

M. C.
◈ Studied Law
◈ At University of Santo Tomas - Legazpi
◈ Graduated 2006

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: Career choice

list bulletAbout my college education: Learning- It was a totally new experience for me and I was given the huge opportunity to move out of my comfort zone. Law school enhanced my confidence to speak up.
Difficult subject - taxation
Useful things I learned - a lot to mention but generally the entire experience itself & the immersion has been and always been useful.
Passing exams - difficult and a few students break it. Shifting courses is not common in law schools. Most of the students are working professionals.
Traits & attitudes - diligence & patience for the enormous amount of time you will devout in reading.

list bulletMy current job: Para legal officer

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Confidence and basic law principles

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: One month

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: No.
Salary level - depends on the type of job.
Interesting career

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Spend four years of law school in preparation to pass the bar. Becoming a good lawyer comes next
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