University of the Philippines – College of Law Admission Requirements
No students shall be admitted to the program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Law unless he has satisfactorily completed in an authorized university or college a bachelor’s degree in arts or science with any of the following subjects as major or field of concentration:
- Political Science
A bachelor’s degree holder in a field other than those mentioned above must have earned the following minimum number of units:
- English – 12 units
- History and/or Economics – 9 units
- Plus Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology – 9 units
- and a course on Rizal – 3 units
An applicant shall be required to take the Law Aptitude Examination and, if he/she should qualify, to undergo an interview.
The UP LAE is usually administered in the third week of November in four (4) testing centers (UP Diliman, UP Baguio, UP Cebu, and UP Mindanao).
Holders of graduate degrees are not exempted from taking the test.
No student shall be admitted to the College unless the Committee on Student Admissions recommends his admission.
Only those who are employed full-time shall be permitted to enroll in the evening classes.
Ateneo de Manila Law School Admission Requirements
School Year 2008-2009
- Applicant should be a graduate of Bachelor’s degree and should have earned 18 units of English, 6 units of Mathematics, 18 units of Social Science and 3 units of Rizal course.
- The applicant must also accomplish an application form online.
- He or she should pass the school’s entrance examination. For admission to the examination, the following must be submitted.
- photocopy of collegiate transcript or records showing compliance with eligibility requirements above. If graduation is not yet reflected, a certification of candidacy for graduation prior to entrance in the law course must be appended to transcript.
- 3 copies of I.D. picture, size 2” x 2” with red background
- payment of testing fee of Php1,500.00
- He must also submit two recommendations: one academic recommendation from the dean or faculty member of his school, and one recommendation from a reputable source.
- Examinees are limited per examination dates. One examination date per month from November 2007 to February 2008.
- Submit all requirements at the Dean’s Office, 3rd Floor Ateneo Professional School Building, #20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Philippines. Office hours are from Monday to Friday, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
For admission to UP Law, I need 12 units of English, that’s 4 English subjects. I already have 6 units (Communication I and Communication II). As an OrCom major, I am bombarded with a lot of English subjects. I just don’t know if they would be evaluated as one.
- Communication I (Communication Skills I)
- Communication II (Communication Skills II)
- Communication III (Speech Communication)
- OrCom 109.1 (Technical Writing I)
- Orcom 109.2 (Technical Writing II)
- Orcom 145 (Psychology of Language and Communication) Not sure
- Linguistics 100 (Introduction to the Study of Language)
- Speech Communication 133 (Argumentation)
- Speech Communication 136 (Forms of Public Address) Not sure
- Speech Communication 137 (Group Discussion and Conference Leadership) Not sure
History and Economics- 9 units. That’s 3 three-units subjects. Hmm. Here are my related subjects.
- History I (Philippine History)
- Economics 161 (Industrial Organization)
- Another History or Economics subject on Third Year, First Semester
Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology- 9 units. That’s 3 three-units subjects.
- Philosophy I
- Psychology 10 (Journey into th Self) WTF!
- Social Science II (Western Political Thought)
- I can get three Psychology/ Political Science/ Sociology as electives during 4th year
Rizal Course- 3 units. PI 100 Legislated course during fourth year.
I am 99% qualified (For taking the LAE at least. LOL.).
For admission to Ateneo Law School, I need 18 units of English. That’s 6 three-units subjects. I have 10 (3 not sure), English-related subjects. Hmm, I know there are many OrCom graduates that are already in Ateneo Law School. So that heightens y confidence a bit. LOL. Furthermore, I need 6 units of Mathematics. That’s 2 three-units subjects (Yay, I got my Math right).
- Math 1
- Math 11
18 units of Social Science. That’s 6 three-units subjects. I do not know their definition of Social Science (Does it include History, Economics and Political Science Subjects?–I think so. I hope so.). Nevertheless, these are some Social Sciences Cognates I may opt to take:
- Development Studies 126 (Politico-Administrative Institutions and Behavior)
- Development Studies 128 (Human Resource Development)
- Anthropology 185 (Introduction to Philippine Culture)
- Economics 161 (Industrial Organization)
3 units of Rizal Course. PI 100 Legislated course during fourth year.