Best Law Schools In the Philippines

List of Best Law Schools in the Philippines, to find where universities/colleges are best to study after graduating in secondary schools.

The Top Ten

University of the Philippines

UP Law RUNS THE COUNTRY. 7 Philippine Presidents and most of our country's senators and lower house representatives are UP Law alumni. Also, more than half of those who sat as the Chief Justice are UP Law graduates.

UP is proven by its history in producing competent lawyers!

Lawyers who are leaders in the public sector (senators, commissioners, etc.) and private sector (famous practitioners, business leaders, etc.) are mostly from UP Law. The faculty is comprised of respected lawyers in the country.

One of my dream law school. Only if I have the confidence and time to study in here, I would.

University of San Carlos

USC continuously delivers in contributing competent law graduates and excellent board passers year after year.

Board passing rates for 2017 first takers at 93% ahead of UST 90%, Ateneo 85%, UP 79%

Oral recitations is rigid. No wonder graduates here are the best speakers across the country

Obviously, not to compare with any other else, almost all of the law graduates are very capable and competent.

Ateneo de Manila University

In this Administration the Ateneo Law School has dominated the Supreme Court for the first time. Government appointees are mostly Ateneans too. Justice Secretary Madardo Guevarra (Ateneo both in college and in Law School), leads the legal luminaries from Ateneo. Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano, Ombudsman, et al. Duterte has appointed more Ateneo lawyers than from his alma mater San Beda.

For the past years, Ateneo is one of the best performing law schools here in the Philippines.

Because I love this university

One word - TOPNOTCHERS (plural)

University of the Visayas The University of the Visayas is an educational institution located at Cebu City, Philippines. It is billed as the first school in the entire province of Cebu who gained a university status.

Very Good

Where the best Law school because we have Teodoro Almase - Dean, University of the Visayas, 4th place who top the bar exams...

San Beda College

San Beda College of Law's Justice Florenz Regalado remains the record holder for the highest average in the Philippine Bar Examinations, with his 1954 mark of 96.7%! Can you beat that!

San beda is very strict with their academics with high standards to produce globally competitive and top notcher students. San Beda produced many notable alumnae especially in the field of law and politics.

I'm not a graduate of san beda college but based on my research, san beda college is the best law school in the Philippines.

Who's the topnotcher now.

University of Santo Tomas

she is simply the mother of all legal schools in the Philippines and in Asia.

Those who shaped the nation are graduates of this university.

The oldest university in the Philippines and in Asia, the University of Santo Tomas was founded in 1611 by Manila Archbishop Miguel Benavides. The Faculty of Civil Law was founded shortly after in 1734 and is arguably the first law school in the Philippines. The Universidad de Santo Tomas Facultad De Derecho Civil has produced 10 revolutionary heroes, 4 presidents, 3 vice presidents, 7 chief justices, countless senators, congressmen and notable justices and judges.

My son graduated here year 2011 and passed the BAR exam year 2012. One of the hardest BAR exam with 17% passing rate.

De La Salle University

New, yet placed no. 2.

Team Green Archers

Silliman University College of Law

Silliman, which offers a Juris Doctor program, has remained one of the country's superior law schools. It boasts of a faculty that include some of the country's legal luminaries, distinguished practitioners and foreign law professors. Over the past ten years, it has produced two topnotchers at rank fifth and seventh.

The center of learning in the visayas and mindanao region

Silliman is the best law school

I am 14 years old girl and I want to be a professional lawyer and base in my research or opinion if you want to be a great lawyer you need to earn Juris Doctor Degree

Pamantasan Ng Lungsod Ng Maynila

PLM's College of Law is definitely a newbie in this field as compared to the well-known law powerhouses (UP, Ateneo, UST). However, it has a good percentage of passing graduates every year that adds to the prestigious status of PLM.

In PLM, you're learning from the bests!

As what the other comment said, that PLMs College of Law is definitely a newbie, no doubt it's a yes. There is a big BUT on PLM being a "newbie". I am an Undergrad from the university itself (Social Work), and I highly praise the College and also the passers for their performance of the recent examinations due to the fact that, the professors/instructors were not just professors/instructors itself, these individuals are prominent in their respective field, no joke (since some of these include prominent lawyers and even active and former Supreme Court Justices). What caught up my attention is Atty. Jose M. Roy III (not sure if he's still the Dean of the College), and it's just wow.

Far Eastern University - Institute of Law

They have produced some of the most successful lawyers in the academe, the government, and the private sector.

We are the home of the brave and intelligent people. We fight for what we want and we protect what we have.

Great school. Just a few tweaks in the system. And placement of a well-deserved administrator. FEU will soar again like it was before. Don’t imitate ADMU, create your own legacy, listen to the voice of your own students, nurture your own and not the transferees from other schools.

FEU produces great and respected lawyers.

The Contenders

Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Since its first crack at the bar exams in 2006, the PUP College of Law has steadily been performing above par in the bar examinations, chalking up passing percentage rates way above the national passing rates.

The best among the bests!

One of the best!

Sa bar exam, lumalaban!

New Era University

New Era University rank number 1 in "Best Law Schools in the Philippines" and rank no.2 in "Best Law Schools in US" next to Harvard University rank number 1. In the recent Bar Exams, from October 7, October 14, October 21 to October 28,2012, New Era University is far from other Universities/Colleges if we compared to passing grades in Bar Exams. New Era University defeat University of the Philippines in the last parts of Bar exams, October 28,2012. Its leading ahead to University of Santo Tomas because University of Santo Tomas belong to 5th group of oblong of United Nations while New Era University belong to 1st group of 1st triangle of United Nations, New Era University and University of Santo Tomas, the 2 Universities, have title names in United Nations in ABA Approved Law Schools operating in the US, while the other are nothing, it shows the 2 Universities have International license to practice here and abroad or title to practice profession in the government. ...more

To the one with the long comment on New Era University. Please DON'T SPREAD SUCH INFORMATION WITHOUT ANY STRONG FACTUAL BASIS. Look at the remarks on the comment itself, -13. Don;t misinform the public, please.

Id like to enroll here

Am dreaming to enroll here..

Mindanao State University

It's not just a Home of Board Top Notchers but it's also an Alumna of competent professionals coming from different fields.

Home of Board Topnotchers and Bar Passers.

Home of the geniuses

One of the best schools in Philippines

Arellano University School of Law

The best school for people who has to juggle work and law school. Very flexible as all the subjects are offered every semester with summer classes included :)

Definitely the best for working students!

One best law schools in the Philippines!

Best review program in the 4th year

Philippine Law School

The best for working students, law professors are from UP and Ateneo as well, budget friendly as well...

University of San Agustin, Iloilo City

One of the best law schools in the Visayas.

The best law school in Panay and Negros Island...

Best school.

Saint Louis University, Baguio City

The only school in the north with a good quality same as UP

It is the only University school in the city of pines that can match what those big and old schools in Manila. The school is the choice of a lot of clever students in the north..

SLU remains #1 Law School north of metro manila.

SLU breeds bright and ethical lawyers...

Ateneo de Davao University


Addu has been cited by CHED (before the creation of the LEB) and justice panganiban as the top 4 law school in the country since 2000-2010 in considering the number of first time takers who passed the bar. No other official list came out after that...

I was there!

The best

San Sebastian College - Recoletos

Recoletos Law Center, The Number 1 Law Review Center in the Philippines

Great professors and excellent passing rates! Add the fact that it has its own review center.

One of the best

Best law school in Manila!

University of Cebu - Banilad Campus

"Even on its young existence, it has proved already that it can produce quality lawyers in the country by producing topnotch lawyers and consistent high passing percentage."

Few students yet produced lawyers at heart

University of the Cordilleras

Only law school in the North which produced two #1 Bar Topnotchers. Best in the North

Graduated from this school, undeniably one of the best in the North!

The best law school in the north. The only law school in the north to have produced topnotchers and made history as the only law school outside metro Manila when it produced 2 top 1 within 10 years.

One of the best Law school in Northern Luzon

Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan

One of the best Law school

Top 9 (Well Performing Law Schools 2018) released 2019

The best

the best

Adamson University


Manuel L. Quezon University

Home of the best and humble yet Great lawyers of our country. I've known local leaders graduated from this reputable university.

Producer of some of the Great Legal Minds in the Country

Best law school in the Philippines

Home of the classics.

Central Philippine University

One of the promising law schools in the country.It offers Juris Doctor in Law degree.

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