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 lawyers aren't just competent but also have the honor and compassion for public service. That is learning the law in the grand manner.

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.

Anchovies have the supreme powers runs the Republic of the Philippines not UP must follows Anchovies Laws not UP Laws.The Presidents senators and all lower house must all anchovies anchovies have the rights to govern the Republic of the Philippines. Mabuhay and mga Anchovies! na nagmamahal sa bansa malaya and Republic of the Philippines and not a province of China.

2 University of San Carlos

USC is obviously one of the top law schools in PH. Though they do not produce many topnotchers, their passing percentage is always high, even higher than known and big law schools in Luzon. This is the number 1 Law School in Vizayas region.

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

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

3 Ateneo de Manila University

Topnotchers. They produce quality lawyers by providing a privileged environment but the school also tries to keep them in touch with the grassroots.

Ateneo now has the biggest number of Top 10 Topnotchers among all colleges of Law in the Philippines. It has also been ranked #1 by CHED in terms of passing rate over a 10-year period. UP remains as #1 only in the number of first placer. But mainly because UP Law (the school of my brother) is more than 30 years older compared to Ateneo. Let us see what will happen for the next 20 or so years.

4 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.

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!

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.

5 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.

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

6 University of Santo Tomas

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.

7 De La Salle 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.

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.

10 Far Eastern University - Institute of Law

Known for being the school of the working class intelligentsia, FEU Institute of Law is home to working students who, while taking up law, already contribute to national and social development -- in the academe, in business, finance and accountancy, in government, in the media sector, and all other groups of people in the private and public branches of society. Graduates of the FEU Institute of Law are not baby lawyers when they begin their law practice. They have been previously immersed in the battles of life. Hence, they are formidable warriors in litigation, arbitration, contracts, collective bargaining for both management and employees, commercial transactions, banking, finance, marketing, intellectual property, data privacy, persons and family relations, and all other branches of practice and human relations.

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.

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. Visit the Ranker Community search (w. Ranker. Com), New Era University belong to "Ultimate List" of "Best Law Schools"

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

Definitely the best for working students!

14 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.

Mindanao state university is the most university in mindanao

15 University of San Agustin, Iloilo City

One of the best law schools in the Visayas.

16 Philippine Law School

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

17 Saint Louis University, Baguio City

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!

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...

19 San Sebastian College - Recoletos

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

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."

21 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.

The only provincial school with more than one number one bar top notcher.

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

22 Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan
23 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.

24 Adamson University

Our current legal notables include Atty. Abelardo T. Domondon who placed 4th in the Bar Exams and a member of the Legal Education Board today.

25 Central Philippine University

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

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