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Testimonials of Bachelor of Laws Graduates from the Philippines

R. S.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At San Beda College
◈ Graduated 1992

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: Every kid wants to be like their father, As for me my father is also my idol. When I knew that my father was a lawyer I said " When I grow up I want to be a lawyer just like my dad". That made me choose Bachelor of laws.

list bulletAbout my college education: The most difficult part in a bachelor of law student is that you only get limited time of sleep, you can call yourself lucky if you had a 6 hrs of bed time. When I was in San Beda most of the time I just stayed at my room studying. I have to forget my vices and sacrifice my social life just for me to have a pleasant grade. But even though it was concussive I was still eager and determined to finish it.

list bulletMy current job: I am now a lawyer and a Philippine Supreme Court professor. I mostly travel to places and give lectures to professors, lawyers, directors, and judges.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes, All the lessons and the knowledge that I have acquired during my college days are being well applied in my current job as a lawyer. By using the "SOFA" method, having a determined manner, and always paying attention to what is important made me a great lawyer today.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Back then I wasn’t really thinking of getting a job immediately, I was just focusing on graduating. 1 month before my graduation date a family friend was already offering me a job at their law firm. I could say that It didn't take me too long to look for a job, It felt like the job was looking for me instead.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: Absolutely yes, I'll give reasons why one should take Bachelor of laws and become a lawyer. The flexibility of work, we lawyers make our own time. Earning / salary potential, lawyers are one of the highest paid people in legal industry. Working environment, we lawyers don't need to sit inside the office all day, we can finish our job even by just going outside. And lastly the opportunity to help people rich/poor with their legal problems.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: One must be very determined, passionate and a book reader to succeed in this course because the is no such word as "ENJOY" in taking up bachelor of laws. Always remember SOFA method - Study ahead, Often do research, Find a quite place, and Always read in advance.
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C. B.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo De Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: When I passed the entrance exams of this course in Ateneo de Manila University I asked my father if he could afford and he said he would be happy to support me. The rest is history.

list bulletAbout my college education: My law studies converted me from being merely an audience of the court to being an officer of the court. I graduated with all the different subjects of the law being read, analyzed, and remembered.

Most of the law subjects were difficult but if a student really studied and understood what he read, he would pass the subjects. Most of the students failed.

If the student of law is just enrolled in a law school where the teachers are not demanding and strict, then the traits of diligence and perseverance would suffice. But in my school, it required more. A student should have an analytical mind in order to distinguish the finer points of the law and it's application and be updated with the Supreme Court rulings.

list bulletMy current job: For more than 27 years I have been a practicing and trial lawyer in the Philippines. I handle the legal cases of my clients. Most of the time I am in the courts litigating their cases and trying my best to win them.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I am now still applying in my profession of law the practical things I learned in my law studies such as being conscientious and very analytical in the study of a particular case. If the legal analysis is wrong, then the legal battle is already lost. I have also to make sure that my legal pleadings are well written in order to impress the client and the judge handling the case. The main goal is always to have a better preparation of the case and the determination to convince the judge of the merits of one’s case in order to get a favorable decision for my client.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: After passing the Bar exam I was immediately hired as a lawyer by my relatives and close friends. It was a very good feeling of being called “attorney”. It was the culmination of my dream.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: This course is good for everybody whether or not the student becomes a lawyer or not. This course broadens the knowledge of each person about the laws of the Philippines. By being a graduate of law, one generally ceases to be ignorant of the law. He or she can already discuss any topic under the sun from a legal perspective.

I would gladly encourage all to take the law studies as an additional learning which can be an advantage for employment and income-earning purposes.
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R. S.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo De Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: It was mainly because of my father’s influence. My father himself was a lawyer and he encouraged me to take up the law course after college so when I have finished my B.S. Political Science from the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila, I immediately took up this course.

list bulletAbout my college education: My difficult subject in the 1st year was Constitutional Law because the teacher was a terror. My favorite was Criminal Law because the teacher was nice and not strict. More than 50% of my classmates failed in one subject and they did not have the guts and determination to pursue the law course in this school. In order to remain in this school one has to be ready all the time, whether in oral or written examinations.

There were many important lessons that I learned during this law study. One basic lesson is not to make your teacher get angry at you, another is to make the teacher like you and lastly, but not the least, is to pass the exams by studying well.

Only one-third or even less of the total number of students passed their exams in this course. Most of them transferred to other law schools after they did not pass the “make-up” exams where they failed.

To graduate in this school, one needs the stamina and ability to withstand humiliation in the classroom for giving the wrong or irrelevant and sometimes crazy answer to the question propounded by the teachers. Guts and passion for this course are very much required.

list bulletMy current job: I am now a government retiree but I attend to a few legal cases, especially those to customs and tariffs. For more than twenty years I worked in various capacities such as Collector of the Bureau of Customs in Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Clark Airport. As Collector I was the tasked to make money for the government by exacting the right custom duties and tariffs in the ports where I was assigned.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Two months after passing the Bar Exams I was hired by a law office in Makati City.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: The law course is one of the most rewarding but one of the hardest. It gives a sense of stability to anyone who graduates from this course and becomes a lawyer. In this country, the lawyers are considered the most respected and most defiled. The late President Ferdinand Marcos was a Bar topnotcher and a great statesman but after more 20 years of dictatorship, he was exiled and was accused as a dictator and of stealing about $10 billion of the Filipino people’s money.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Any one who intends to study law should consider that this is a long, rigorous, costly, and burdensome ordeal that requires a lot of patience, diligence, and many late nights of reading voluminous pages of law subjects - and there are about 8 subjects per semester. The law course is one of the best courses but one of the hardest. Nevertheless, it gives someone a very good perspective and insight about business, governance, and civil relations. A lawyer earns a very high income and can be elected as a Legislator in the House of Representatives or the Senate.

In my law studies I learned that a lawyer needs more than just passing the Bar and being given the license to practice law. There is the unwritten law that there is a great advantage of knowing the right, influential, and persons in the pedestals of power who can make things easier or more rewarding for one’s vested interests. A bigger and more powerful network provides unlimited opportunities for more wealth and richness.
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J. H.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At San Beda College
◈ Graduated 2009

list bulletAbout my college education: Taking up political science was fun, I became socially aware, abreast with current developments, learned to appreciate the political dynamics in our country. I excelled back in college, graduated with honors and was active in various extra curricular activities.

After college, I took up Law, it was not a walk in the park. I was exposed to my ignorance, that there were still a lot of things that I really do not know. In law school, you have to split hairs, study every night, burn the midnight oil, prepare for recitations everyday.

Skills that I've acquired in my study political science and Law are logical thinking, creative skills, comprehensive analysis, proper grammar. You can't take everything at their face value, I learned to dig dipper, analyze, fully comprehend the facts, pay attention to detail while meeting established deadlines. Also, I appreciated the socratic method in learning, with that method, I got to improve memorization skills and argumentation skills.

list bulletMy current job: Lawyer

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Definitely, I've developed logical skills and analytical skills. Solutions to clients problems have to be approached whollistically, from various aspects. with my education, I was able to learn how to address client problems, search for authorities, gather supporting documents, investigate, be coherent. Also, writing and oral advocacy in the law profession is an important tool in supporting a client's cause, the interpersonal/argumentation skills I learned in college and law school helped a lot.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: After graduation then bar exam. After the bar exam, I took a three month vacation, and after my vacation I started to look for work, it took me perhaps around two weeks after sending my resume.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: Yes. There are only around 60,000 lawyers in the Philippines, compared to other professions, it is still a small number. Once you're a lawyer you can venture into different professions applying your legal knowledge- business, journalism, marketing, diplomacy, foreign affairs, politics, finance and the like. The salary of a lawyer at first is small, but once it would be better to get the experience first.
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N. T.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo De Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: I finished Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Management in Divine Word University, Tacloban City, Philippines but, not being contented with the said course, I proceeded to take up Bachelor of Laws and completed the same in Ateneo de Manila University, Makati City, Philippines.

Our lives are governed by laws, rules and regulations, and principles. By studying the laws one could be trained on how to analyze a legal problem, know what laws are involved, and apply the laws or jurisprudence directly related to the same. Likewise, It is the course that offers the great potential for a higher income, advantage in business and politics, and equips the legislators, those who make the laws of the land, to pass good laws.

list bulletAbout my college education: I learned how to analyze legal problems and solve them with the application of the right and proper laws. I learned how to draft and produce good legal pleadings and documents. I am presently trying to recover and secure titles to two (2) parcels of land with an aggregate land area of 11.8 hectares adjacent to an 18-hole golf course in Tacloban City of which I own five (5) hectares thereof. I have already secured an official ocular and investigation report that I and my co-owner own the said lots. Nevertheless, there is a pending appeal with the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources filed by the undersigned due to irregularities and errors committed by the DENR officers concerned.

The most difficult subject was taxation. This is why most of the revenue officers of the government and the taxpayers are also finding difficulties in determining the right taxes due and payable.

The most enjoyable subjects were constitutional law, criminal law, civil law, and remedial law. They constitute the quintessence of the law practice.

Passing the exams in the school was difficult. Most of the first and second year students in Ateneo failed their exams and had to quit schooling or had to transfer to another law school. I also repeated Mercantile Law 3 times before I passed the same. The difficulty was less on the subjects but more on the teachers.

In order to finish and succeed in this law course the student must totally love this challenge and career. He must be analytical, methodical, patient, and resilient.

list bulletMy current job: As of now, I do paralegal work and provide legal advice. Furthermore, I make pleadings and other legal writings involving land conflicts.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes, everything that I learned in the college of law were useful and practical in my professional as well as in my private life.

I have learned to be good, if not excellent, in transactional analysis, legal analysis, creative legal argumentation, and in legal writing. I applied all the things I have learned in the law school in drafting bills for legislation when I worked for a Philippine Senator; in making the executive summary and the reorganization report of the entire personnel reorganization of a very big city in the Philippines; in formulating a research paper on poverty alleviation; and in making pleadings and position papers or memorandum of the legal cases that were assigned to me in the law offices wherein I worked.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Before I graduated, while I was yet in my 3rd year of law, I was already working in a prestigious law office in Makati City.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: I highly recommend the law course for all those who want to achieve excellence and the highest status one can aspire for in one’s career and life. Some of these law students became the Presidents of the Philippines such as the late President Diosdado Macapagal and President Ferdinand Marcos. Likewise, other law students who became Presidents of the United States of America were Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: If one wants to be on top of the world of business, politics, and public service, then the law course is the most effective to achieving success in these fields.
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R. F.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Don Vicente Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation - College of Law
◈ Graduated 2006

list bulletAbout my college education: Its interesting as it impart new knowledge in the field of law. Difficult as student should know the real intent and spirit of the law. Enjoyable as everyone in the class go for a group study specially when midterm and final exams are approaching. Challenging as you have to study hard to know the very fundamentals of law during the first and second years of schooling and reaching fourth year is really a tough endeavor as only few ever reached graduation.
For a person to succeed in the law profession, one must have good interpersonal skills as lawyering involves Attorney-and-Client relationship.

list bulletMy current job: I'm currently the Chief Paralegal Officer in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology [BJMP] here in Region 8, Tacloban City, in concurrent position as Jail Warden at Burauen District Jail, Burauen, Leyte.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes. Considering my position and designation, my knowledge in law help me lot in effectively complying my duties and responsibilities as Penology Officer. Criminal minds amongst inmates can be corrected by constant explanation of the law violated.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Less than a year only.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: Definitely law course is highly recommended. No one is at disadvantage upon acquiring law degree. This is a civilized world, we are govern by laws and policies. Anyone who is knowledgeable in law is at advantage.
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B. P.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo De Manila University
◈ Graduated 1992

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: My father was a lawyer. He handled high positions in the judiciary. I admired him and I wanted to follow his footsteps so I chose to study law. The study of laws pervade almost all transactions and relations between peoples and governments in the world. Civilized societies are more governed not by men but, rather, by the laws of the land. Its scope is all-embracing.

list bulletAbout my college education: Remedial law and Taxation are considered as the “killer subjects”, which means that the chance of failing them is greater. Nevertheless, I passed them with flying colors.

The elimination policy is strictly enforced at Ateneo De Manila University. Only the fittest survive. Most of the students do not reach the 4th year level. Only those who consistently persevere and doggedly study up to the wee hours of the morning has a chance to succeed in this school.

Before a student of law is given the blessing to graduate in this school, he is required to submit a thesis It is like a doctoral dissertation of a legal issue. By making this thesis, a student is trained to elucidate and argue the merits of a case.

After graduation, the student has to make the 5-month review of the 8 Bar subjects, and take the Bar exams for 4 Sundays. But, if one has the ambition, the drive, and a lot of balls, then this course is worth considering.

list bulletMy current job: I am now a lawyer both in the Philippines and in California, U.S.A. I took my Philippine Bar exams in 1992 and my California Bar exams, after self-studying, in 2006. By God’s grace, I passed the two Bar exams. I am now practicing in the State of California while specializing in U.S. Immigration laws.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: In my current job and profession, I always remind myself that I have to be accurate and convincing in all of my arguments and pleadings in order to have a better chance of winning a case. Furthermore, a graduate of laws or a lawyer is obliged to do his work with due regard to fairness and justice.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Immediately after graduation, I worked in a prestigious law office in Makati City. I handled corporate matters.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: I would definitely recommend this course to anyone because he or she will have an advantage in being employed in the government, in the law offices, or in private companies. One can earn in pesos in the Philippines or dollars in the U.S.A. It really depends on the student.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Taking up the law course is not an ordinary and easy matter. It is a long and arduous journey. It demands a lot of one’s patience and cerebral stamina to pursue this challenge to it's successful conclusion.
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S. V.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo De Manila University
◈ Graduated 1988

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: My husband is a very successful and a member of the judiciary in the Philippines. I thought that I can discuss laws with him and assist him than just being a mere housewife.

list bulletAbout my college education: Studying this course provides a student of law the cardinal knowledge and skill of knowing the laws and how to apply them.
One of the difficult subjects was remedial law because it covers about four books and is both procedural and substantive in it's scope. By sheer determination and late nights of readings, I finally passed all of my subjects and graduated.
The graduation rites was one of the most memorable experiences in my life. It makes the graduate feel a part of the very prestigious roll of alumnae and alumni of the ADMU college of laws. It welcomes the graduate to a world of new and worthwhile challenges.

list bulletMy current job: I handle the legal side of our family businesses. I work on the legal matters pertaining to the corporation. Being a mother, I do not wish to be burdened with much legal work.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: In my past and present jobs, I have applied consistency, discipline, fairness, and professionalism which I have learned while I in my college years.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: If one likes to have a high sense of self-confidence in working in the government and in big companies, or in doing personal business transactions, this course is the only one that fits. I also recommend this for personal fulfillment.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: The law course makes the student understand more about legislation, governance, and litigation. If one enjoys these subjects, then I would welcome him to take this course.
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A. A.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo De Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: I was already born into the world of lawyers in my family in Dumaguete City because my father, and some of my friends and other relatives are all lawyers and they are economically well-off as well as well known in our city. Ever since I finished my High School I already dreamed of being a lawyer. So I took up B.S. Political Science in Siliman University, Dumaguete City, and after I graduated from this school I immediately proceeded to take up the entrance exams for the college of law in Ateneo de Manila University.

list bulletAbout my college education: The most difficult subject, for me, was Remedial Law while the most enjoyable and the one I would call the best subject was Constitutional Law. There were many who failed in our first and second years – more than 50% of those who started as freshmen and sophomore, and a few in the 3rd years.

The best thing was having a brotherhood of law students who helped each other in studying, making researches, and in discussing the finer points of the Law and in renewing for the exams in this school. It made my school life less burdensome.

It is very important for a law student in this school to have a strong back-up support emotionally, spiritually, economically, and even influentially. The highest degree of excellence, patience, courage, and understanding is required to pass in this course and school.

list bulletMy current job: I am a Member of the Board of Directors of Philippine Veterans Investment and Development Corporation (PHIVIDEC), a government-owned and controlled corporation with the primary purpose of handling the funds and assets of the veterans and the Philippine government for investment purposes and to make the corporation earn much from such investments. Also, I am a trial Lawyer and a Law partner of one of the most respected lawyers specializing in land acquisition and conflicts.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 1 month after graduation I worked in the Law office of my father in Dumaguete City.

While I was studying law, I also worked past-time in my father’s law office. So I learned how to make pleadings and the legal writings. There were also instances when I had to assist my father in following up and facilitating his court cases in Metro Manila, I learned the proceedings and processes that happen in the courts and the offices under the Court Appeals and the Supreme Court.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: Those who really dream of having a comfortable life and career, the law course and profession is one of the most rewarding. The choice of the law school and the law office is very important in order that one becomes a well-connected and influential as well as highly-trained lawyer. Some of my classmates are now highly positioned in the Philippine Government.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: I advise those who intend to take up law that this is one the most promising and fulfilling course. One has to be totally determined to finish and complete this course at all cost, if possible, if one wants to graduate and become a good lawyer.
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E. V.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At University Of Sto. Tomas (UST)
◈ Graduated 1986

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: This school’s law teachers are known in the Philippines to be the experts of laws. I was convinced to study here because even if it is high standard it is not that strict in academics than in other schools like Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines. I whought I will have a better chance of finishing my law studies there.

list bulletAbout my college education: The law college taught me the laws are there for fairness and justice in the transactions and dealings with people. More than this I learned that a law student can enjoy more in discussing politics and business.

The more difficult subjects of Taxation and Remedial Law required more time to study and understand. But I passed them. There are those who failed and stopped going to school; others transferred to other law colleges.

By perseverance and love of the study of the laws, the student can pass this course and maybe the Bar exams.

list bulletMy current job: Even when I was a law student I was already working in the biggest telecommunication corporation in this country. When I finished I was promoted to a managerial level in the corporate legal division. I was responsible for land surveys, acquisition, and realty taxes, among other tasks given to me by the Vice-President for Legal.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: The management position I am now holding may be partly due to my way of “troubleshooting” problems during my college years. I am now applying and even improving this skill in my current job.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: Before graduation I was already working in this company. The job then was not yet paralegal. I was handling the insurance claims of our company’s vehicles and other properties.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: The graduate of this course may not become a Lawyer but still he would be qualified to do paralegal work in any law office or be employed in the government in the legal or any division and be paid well.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: This course is not easy. It takes a lot of patience and ambition for one to pursue this. May I advise the student who is considering of taking this course to be clear in his direction not only in his studies but in his profession. Otherwise, he may be wasting his time, money, and effort if he starts this course and does not finish it.
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V. C.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At University Of Sto. Tomas (UST)
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: I dreamed to be a lawyer. So I took this course.

list bulletAbout my college education: This institution of law has taught it's students not only to know the laws but how to argue them in the court. I learned this in the subject of Trial Technique.
Most of us law students find Remedial Law difficult but it was the most exciting and challenging subject. It cannot be denied that this is a killer subject where most students fail. I saw to it that I would not fail. I did my readings and discussed the finer points of law with my fellow students. I passed all my subjects and I graduated. One should have an ambition to be a lawyer and must find the inspiration and energy to pursue it.

list bulletMy current job: My profession now is that of a Trial Lawyer. I practice law and I represent my clients in the courts, quasi-judicial, and administrative bodies. My job is to give each client an advantage of winning his case.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: The study and analysis of jurisprudence or the landmark cases of the Supreme Court develops the skills of a student of law to be analytical, logical, and legalistic. I also learned about argumentation and debates which I am currently applying as a trial lawyer.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: After graduation I reviewed for the Bar examination. When I took my Oath, I started my profession as a new lawyer.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: In order that one may not be economically poor or ignorant of the laws, I highly recommend this course.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: There are those who are considering of studying the laws and getting a There are those who are considering of studying the laws and getting a degree thereof without first making a firm decision to finish it. As a consequence, the student easily surrenders when the tough gets going and suddenly quits schooling. A student of law must be made of a sterner stuff. Are you?
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F. R.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Ateneo De Manila University
◈ Graduated 1985

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: I wanted to become a very prominent and high-income lawyer in the Philippines. So I decided to take up this course. My decision was supported by my father who was a lawyer himself.

list bulletAbout my college education: In this course and school, I learned that one should be accurate in analyzing a case, knowing what laws apply to the case, and learning the skill of presenting the case to merit a positive response.

I had no difficulty in any of the law subjects. In fact, I truly enjoyed the entire course. I passed all of the subjects. Others failed and they transferred to other schools.

The academic standard of this school was so high that each student had to make so much effort to satisfy the same. Every semester, the student population of this law school is drastically diminished due to the failures of certain students to meet these standards. During our time, our Quotient Percentile Index (QPI) was 79, which means that if all the grades in a semester were averaged, the QPI should not be below 79 or the student is asked to transfer to another school.


list bulletMy current job: I am a practicing lawyer and I handle many high profile clients. I make the pleadings and attend the trials of these cases. The main objective is to win the cases. I also advise the clients on what are the legalities and options in a particular case. I helped the clients come up with a good decision on whether or not to purse a certain case.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: After graduation I immediately reviewed for the Bar examination and I passed it. In a few months my own law office was inaugurated and opened to the public. Then and there I became a full-time practicing lawyer, the fulfillment of a dream.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: The upward curve of success is assured if one takes up a law course and becomes a lawyer. In the Philippines, the lawyer is worshiped in a pedestal but is also mocked as the cause of all the legal troubles. But, as the joke goes around, a lawyer is never welcomed in heaven because he is a liar. I beg to disagree. It is the client who is the liar.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: People who are considering in taking up this course should be prepared to adapt to the rigid environment inside the campus in the first and second years of law studies. On the third and fourth years, it would not be that difficult. One learns that as time passes by a law student will find the proper ways and means to overcome all difficulties.

One of the practical things that I learned during my law studies was not related to my academics. I realized that one fraternity, the oldest and most respected, wields a great influence inside and outside the law school. I joined this fraternity and I am now reaping the fruits of this fraternal affiliation in my law practice. Sometimes, winning a case does not depend only on the merits of the case but also through the merits of one’s connections in the judiciary.
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A. N.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At University Of The East - Manila
◈ Graduated 1988

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: I was convinced by my late father to take up a Law degree as we have no lawyer in our family. Besides, I really wanted to become a lawyer.

list bulletAbout my college education: For me, the most difficult subject during our first year law subject was Criminal Law under Atty. Roxas. The subjects (Civil Procedure, Trial Technique, Remedial Law Review, and Practice Courts 1 &2) under Atty. Ortega were all considered as "killer subjects". I may say that I was satisfied with what I learned from my 4 years stay in the U.E. College of Law.

list bulletMy current job: Corporate lawyer and a Law Professor

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I applied everything I learned.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: A day after I passed the Bar Examination

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: It is both fulfilling and rewarding.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Have a strong determination to finish the course.
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O. I.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At University Of Mindanao
◈ Graduated 2005

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: Taking up LLb was purely my brother's inkling (who was already a lawyer that time), encouraged me to try just one semester, and before I know it, I am already preparing for the bar exams.

list bulletAbout my college education: The best way I can describe lawschool is what I wrote in our yearbook. The four years of it is like a candy four-layers coated. You need a great deal of patience and perseverance to survive the rigors of it. Tons and tons and tons of reading materials to go to. Almost endless hours digesting caselaws, and not to mention the casualty rate in the bar exams.

list bulletMy current job: Partner in a law firm

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Every word taught in lawschool is a must to be digested and absorbed.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 3 months after passing the bar exams

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: If you are up for the rigors, challenge and hardwork, enter law school. But if you get easily frustrated, TAKE IT OFF YOUR LIST. If you so decide however to enter the field of law, countless opportunities awaits.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Should you chose to study law, manage your time wisely.
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S. S.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute Of Technology
◈ Graduated 2001

list bulletAbout my college education: Studying Bachelor of Laws was even more challenging because laws and jurisprudence are very dynamic.

To succeed in this course requires diligence, hard work, perseverance and a strong determination.

list bulletMy current job: I am presently a Executive Assistant.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: I am practically using my knowledge in law because I have to process all the papers before it reaches the table of my boss.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: It took me one year to find a job.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: I recommend that those taking up political science should take up Law also, because there is less employment opportunity for Political Science graduate.
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R. F.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At New Era University
◈ Graduated 2014

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: I was introduced to the legal profession at a very young age by my dad. Being able to appear in courtrooms all I could think about was how badass lawyers are, even though there were tongue lashings people give to them. I wanted to take this course because I wanted to be like my dad. Earning an honest living amidst negatives given to lawyers.

It's also my passion and this is the only profession I want.

list bulletAbout my college education: Everything is difficult in law unless you come prepared with a determined mindset you'll never hurdle it.

To be honest nothing is enjoyable in law school, you may have to cut down on the social life or night life just to study for tomorrows graded recitiation. It is a recitation everyday, monday to saturday. Even on a Sunday you will find yourself studying. Chasing after previous topics.

The good part though is that during the course of your stay in the college of law you will develop "real" friends whom you can trust and depend on. These can be found in "study groups" formed for thw purpose of speeding up the learning process.

The boring part is eat, read, sleep and repeat for 4 years.

list bulletMy current job: I am unemployed and currently preparing for the bar exam

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: I would recommend it. And after graduating taking the bar and passing it. Your life will be opened up to countless possibilities.
You are your own boss.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Always have a passion to read and memorize laws, books and it's always every man for himself until you find that special group who will help you up not bring you down.
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A. M.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Arellano University School Of Law
◈ Graduated 1999

list bulletWhy did I choose Laws: I wanted to be a lawyer.

list bulletAbout my college education: It was difficult since I was pressured by my father to pursue law. You need to be good with memorizing stuff, but it's fun too, you can easily relate with the senate.

list bulletMy current job: I am now a lawyer. I am proud. Very proud.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes. I used what I learned.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 1 month.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: Not much employment opportunities since the course is very specific. It's very fulfilling since everyone respects you and you can earn a lot. Salary level is high once you get known.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Be brave. There's a lot of paperwork, a lot of things you need to memorize.
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A. L.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At University of the Philippines Diliman
◈ Graduated 2007

list bulletAbout my college education: I took up bachelor of law at the University of the Philippines Diliman. It was a good education.
I had so much fun because this study is design to mold the student to become a professional lawyer.
During my time in college I was active in joining school activities. I believe it helped me a lot to survive because I did exposed myself in different kind of activities.

list bulletMy current job: I work at Convergys as their workforce senior manager.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: 3 months

list bulletDo I recommend studying Laws: All courses are highly recommended. I would recommend my field of study because it will teach you the true meaning of education.
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M. C.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Laws
◈ At Aquinas University Of 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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