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.

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

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2 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%


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

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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

They do not fish for lawyers, they train them!

Challenging school, proven and tested! #AnimoSanBeda

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.

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6 De La Salle University

Team Green Archers

New, yet placed no. 2.

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 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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9 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.

10 Far Eastern University - Institute of Law

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

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.

This school does not look for potential, they create one.

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

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The Newcomers

? University of Mindanao

Well, I'm a student of Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School. My elder cousin (Kuya) Lorenz, is currently studying at the University of Mindanao. And, he's really good at his course right now. I bet, it's also GOOD there.

The Contenders

11 Polytechnic University of the Philippines

One of the best!

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

Patuloy na nagtatagumpay and New Era University sa lahat ng larangan.

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

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

SLU remains #1 Law School north of metro manila.

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14 Mindanao State University

MSU is the best school in mindanao

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.

15 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.

16 Arellano University School of Law

Best review program in the 4th year

Definitely the best for working students!

One best law schools in the Philippines!

Definitely one of the best law school in the field of law!

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17 Philippine Law School

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

18 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!

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19 San Sebastian College - Recoletos

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

Best law school in Manila!

One of the best

One of the best.

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20 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

21 University of the Cordilleras

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

The best. No words. Just try it.

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

One of the best Law school in Northern Luzon

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22 Central Philippine University

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

23 Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan

One of the best Law school

The best

24 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.

Home of the classics.

Producer of some of the Great Legal Minds in the Country

Best law school in the Philippines

25 Adamson University


26 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!

27 University of Manila

Schoolhome for bar topnotchers

Affordable law school yet competitive

Affordable School for all!

28 Angeles University Foundation School of Law

Best law school

29 University of San Jose - Recoletos
30 University of the East College of Law


31 Bukidnon State University

The best law school in Region X

32 Lyceum of the Philippines University- Makati

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...

Producer of great lawyers.

Best is yet to come. you will see.

33 Manila Law College

Just transferred in this law school. I will be the 1st top notch hehahihaha. School of recit

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

Best among the best

34 Saint Louis College, La Union

One of the best law schools in theRegion 1

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

35 Manuel S. Enverga University

School with most number of failed bar examinees.

MSEUF is globally competitive.

36 University of Nueva Caceres

Pillars of Law for all Bicolanos

37 Saint Mary's University
38 Aquinas University of Legazpi

The best law school in the bicol region

The best Law school in the Bicol region

39 University of the East

Go Fight Red and White!

Best in the region

40 University of Southeastern Philippines
41 Foundation University College of Law and Jurisprudence

One of the best law school in Visayas.

42 University of Iloilo
43 Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University

DMMMSU produced more lawyers than other schools in the north, not topnotchers but if we talk about strength in numbers, this must be on the list.

44 Romblon State University

This the best law school in the Philippines.

This University always have a topnochers every year.

45 Southwestern University

Great law school both working and full time students

46 University of Makati

Young but Dynamic Law School, the next home of Bar Topnotchers!

47 Bataan Peninsula State University

Best law school in the Philippines

48 Aemilianum College
49 De La Salle Lipa

The best law school in the CALABARZON region

50 University of Perpetual Help System - Jonelta

Best law school in the Philippines

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