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BS in Legal Management in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Legal Management (BSLM) is a four-year degree program that aims to provide students with basic knowledge of proper legislative proceedings and an overview of the Philippine Justice System. The program includes topics in the laws of business, obligations and contracts, taxation, labor laws, and negotiable instruments that teach students the essentials of both Public and Business Management.


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Legal Management are encouraged to take the Accountancy, Business and Management strand. This strand provides the basic concepts of business and financial management, and corporate operations that will be helpful for college.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Principles of Economics
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Mathematics of Investment
  • Principles of Marketing and New Marketing Development
  • Introduction to Law and Legal Research
  • Obligations and Contracts with Civil Code
  • Principles of Taxation
  • Law on Partnerships and Corporations
  • Introduction to Constitutional Law
  • Civil Law and Procedure
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade Law

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.


Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Legal Management are expected to be able to:

  • Apply the principles and theories of legal management in various organizations
  • Use legal management tools and techniques while analyzing, evaluating, and solving business problems
  • Make decisions according to ethical standards and corporate social responsibility
  • Contribute significantly as a strategic partner to become a globally competitive organization

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in law firm, business company, or government agency. Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

The BS in Legal Management does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices. Some graduates opt to take a Master’s degree followed by a Doctorate degree to gain expertise in the industry. 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Legal Management may pursue a career path in a law firm, business company, or government agency. They may apply as a law clerk, paralegal, legal writer, administrative assistant, law librarians, court reporter, legal translator, and legal researcher.

Reviews of BS in Legal Management graduates:

M. N.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Science in Legal Management
◈ At De La Salle Lipa
◈ Graduated 2009

list bulletWhy did I choose Legal Management: I chose this program as this is the best Pre-Law course to prepare me for Law proper.

list bulletAbout my college education: It was fun! I love learning. And I love healthy competition. All of us in our class are very active and competitive during class discussions. I love my Law subjects. It was tedious because we have to write a lot of essays but I got used to it already.

For one to succeed in this course, he/she should be focused and organized.

list bulletMy current job: I'm a Medical Biller. People will think that it's not related to my course but I deal with Insurance Adjusters and Defense Attorneys.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes, indeed! I first worked at a law office as a Paralegal and knowing the basics thru everything I've learned at school, it was easier to learn and adjust, and I was able to apply and enrich my skills especially when it comes to negotiations and contracts, etc.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I started working during my 4th year in college, that is after my On-the-job training.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Legal Management: Yes, of course. Every business has a Legal side. There are lots of career opportunities for those who will take this course. Because aside from the Law subjects, we have Management subjects too. Very ideal for those who wants to be a Corporate Lawyer.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: First, make sure that you really want to take this because you are seeing your future here. And yeah, be prepared to read and read and read.
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