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

1 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.

Most of the known lawyers nowadays came from here and are proven very competent

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2 University of San Carlos

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

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

"The best law school outside Manila! "

2015 top 2 and 8
2016 top 1, 3, 7 and 8
2017 top 2, 4 and 7

Where are the Imperial Manila Schools now?

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3 Ateneo de Manila University

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)

Because crush ko si junsi agas

4 University of the Visayas 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...

5 San Beda College

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.

Simply the best. Always on top, nawawala and UP and Ateneo, but never San Beda. #BedanWay

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6 De La Salle University

New, yet placed no. 2.

Team Green Archers

7 University of Santo Tomas

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

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.

Those who shaped the nation are graduates of this university.

8 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.

9 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

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10 Far Eastern University - Institute of Law

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

FEU produces great and respected lawyers.

The far Eastern university make a huge contribution to the legal system of our country

Far Eastern is always the way to bring new thing in our life and where the brighter things build. First school or university rather who accept the reality of being a university in the whole world. Fortitude, Excellence, and Uprightness. Let's go Tamaraw! I'm proud I'm tamaraw!

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The Contenders

11 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.

Sa bar exam, lumalaban!

12 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

New Era University freshmen open for scholarships n Department of Justice of the Philippines( half scholars and full scholars).New Era University placed no.2 n Law worldwide next to Harvard University. New Era University got peta% ( 1 000 000 000 000 000%). Someone or Somebody want to test the talents of NEU College of Laws try them to debates!.

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13 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 is producing a lot of lawyers every bar examinations. Strength in numbers!

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14 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.

15 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.

16 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

17 San Sebastian College - Recoletos

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!


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18 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

19 Philippine Law School

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

20 Arellano University School of Law

Definitely the best for working students!

One best law schools in the Philippines!

Best review program in the 4th year

One of the best

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21 Central Philippine University

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

22 University of the Cordilleras

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.

Best Law School of The North.

23 University of Batangas

The best Law School in Southern Tagalog

Competent and Sound judging lawyers are coming from this university.This has been proven by various experiences of audience in the Supreme Court!

24 Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan

The best

25 University of Manila

Affordable School for all!

Affordable law school yet competitive

26 Angeles University Foundation School of Law

Best law school

27 Bukidnon State University

The best law school in Region X

28 University of San Jose - Recoletos
29 Adamson University


30 Manuel L. Quezon University

Producer of some of the Great Legal Minds in the Country

Best law school in the Philippines

31 Manuel S. Enverga University

School with most number of failed bar examinees.

MSEUF is globally competitive.

32 University of the East College of Law


33 Lyceum of the Philippines University- Makati

Producer of great lawyers.

As I do keep on research Ten years from now. Law is also the best in Lyceum of the University, always in top 10 including under graduates studies College courses. The reason why I graduated with my M.A. in Public Administration here in Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila with a discount of 30 (30%) for my tuition fees. thanks...

Best is yet to come. you will see.

34 Saint Louis College, La Union

One of the best law schools in theRegion 1

Atty. Siapco... one of the legends of SLC.

35 Manila Law College

Nice law school, all professors are smart and brilliant, the oldest and finest law school also.

Best among the best

36 Aquinas University of Legazpi

The best law school in the bicol region

The best Law school in the Bicol region

37 Foundation University College of Law and Jurisprudence

One of the best law school in Visayas.

38 Romblon State University

This the best law school in the Philippines.

This University always have a topnochers every year.

39 University of Nueva Caceres
40 Saint Mary's University
41 University of Iloilo
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