Competent, cultured, ethical, global advocates.

UA&P Law is one of the top-performing law schools in the 2018 Bar Examinations. UA&P came in fourth with a passing rate of 66.67 percent. You may view the article of Rappler here. UA&P also performed well in the 2019 Bar Examinations with 88.89 percent passing rate. UA&P has an 85.71 percent passing rate for first-time Bar Exam takers while second-time Bar Exam takers have a 100 percent passing rate.

UA&P’s Law program provides training in standard competencies expected of lawyers, such as legal reasoning and advocacy. Following worldwide trends in the field of legal education, and reinforced by its integration within UA&P’s liberal arts orientation, the Law program adopts interdisciplinary and international perspectives in producing competent, cultured and ethical lawyers.

UA&P has the following offerings for those who wish to obtain a law degree:

Juris Doctor (JD). This 4-year course in Law fulfills all government requirements for admission to the Bar. It requires previous completion of a Bachelor’s degree. To view the curriculum, click here.

Lex Honors. Open to outstanding high school graduates, this program compresses the standard pre-law course to three (3) years. Thereafter the student can apply for admission to the Juris Doctor program, which will still require four (4) years and will follow the same curriculum (see above). The program requires a high school average of 85% in order to qualify.

JD students and those in the Lex Honors program are provided with professional and personal  mentoring during their stay in UA&P.

Law Governance Team & Faculty

Law Governance Team

Dr. Jeremy Benigno I. Gatdula
Dean, Institute of Law

Atty. Diosdado B. Marasigan
Vice Dean, Institute of Law

Atty. Jesus Joel Mari D. Arzaga
Secretary, Institute of Law



Atty. Leo Francis S. Abot

Atty. Ed Vincent A. Albano, III

Atty. Irene Mae B. Alcobilla

Atty. Jesus Joel Mari D. Arzaga

Atty. Susan M. Aquino

Atty. Timoteo B. Aquino

Atty. Myra Angeli Gallardo-Batungbakal

Atty. Colleen I. Calleja

Atty. Theresa Genevieve N. Co

Atty. Raymundo T. Francisco

Atty. Jo Aurea L. Imbong

Atty. Dina D. Lucenario

Atty. Diosdado B. Marasigan

Atty. Ernesto S. Mascenon

Atty. Cristina A. Montes

Atty. Neil B. Nucup

Atty. Manny Riguera

Atty. Serafin U. Salvador, Jr.

Atty. Leah Jose-Sebastian

Atty. Remigio A. Ukol, Jr.

Atty. Christian Villasis

Comm. Gloria Victoria Yap-Taruc

Dean Rico R. Quicho

Dr. Jose Maria G. Mariano

Judge Marlo B. Campanilla

Judge Marlo A. Malagar-Magdoza

Judge Rowena Nieves A. Tan

Judge Maria Josefina G. San Juan-Torres

Important Dates

Applications for SY 2023-2024

  • First round of accepting applications – 09 January 2023 to 15 April 2023
  • Second round of accepting applications – 24 April 2023 to 30 May 2023
  • Third round of accepting applications – 15 June 2023 to 30 June 2023

Streamlined Application Process (SY 2023-2024)

STEP 1. Fully Accomplished Application Form & Required Documents

Click here to download a copy of the application form. Fill out the form completely, leaving no item blank (indicate “NA” if not applicable to you).

On page 4 of the application form, the applicant will find the essay question. The answer must not exceed 1,000 words. The applicant may use a separate sheet.

For applicants with a bachelor’s degree, the required documents are as follows:

    1. An original or certified true copy of the College Transcript of Records (TOR)
    2. General Weighted Average (GWA) as computed and certified by the applicant’s School Registrar

For applicants yet to graduate with a bachelor’s degree, the required documents are as follows:

    1. Certification from the applicant’s School Registrar that he/she is a candidate for graduation for the current academic year
    2. Latest official Transcript of Records (TOR)
    3. General Weighted Average (GWA) as computed and certified by the applicant’s School Registrar

ImportantA successful applicant must be a bachelor’s degree holder at the time of enrollment. 

Note: Application form and other documents should be labeled using the format below:

          Last Name (space) First Name – Type of Document
          Example: Santos Juan – TOR

Submit the soft copy of the accomplished application form together with all the required documents to [email protected]. Incomplete forms and/or documents will not be processed.

Scholars and transferees are requested to submit additional documents listed in the tab below.

STEP 2. Payment

Application Fees

  • Latin honor graduates: PHP 1,500.00
  • Other graduates: PHP 2,000.00

Once payment has been made, send your proof of payment to [email protected] and CC [email protected]Applications with no proof of payment will not be processed.

Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

Payment may be through fund transfer or OTC payment:

BPI Peso Current Account
Account Name: University of Asia and the Pacific Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 0201041473

Unionbank Peso Current Account
Account Name: University of Asia and the Pacific Foundation, Inc.
Account Number: 000880021287

STEP 3. Qualifying Interview

Once application fee payment has been acknowledged, the applicant will be invited to a qualifying interview based on a favorable assessment of the submitted documents. The applicant will be notified of the status of the application through

For further information, you may contact UA&P Law at [email protected] or [email protected].

Additional Documents for Scholars

The grants that are available for scholars are Financial Assistance and Academic Merit.

Students that are granted Financial Assistance may need to render hours of service to the University through deliverables, while those given scholarships because of Academic Merit will need to maintain a certain General Weighted Average per semester.

Application Procedure for Scholarship Grants (SY 2023-2024)

Application for scholarship grant may be filed and submitted simultaneously with the application for admission.

1. Fully accomplished Scholarship Application Form

2. Cover letter summarizing the reasons in support of the application for scholarship

3. Academic essay on an intended research/thesis in no more than 1,000 words. Include a broad background and the problem you wish to address.

4. Sketch of residence showing directions from UA&P and landmarks

5. Three 3R size photos of permanent residence showing major parts of the house (1 photo of complete view of the house, 1 photo of the kitchen, and 1 photo of the dining area).

6. Original copy of Billing Statement of the last 3 months (phone/water/electric bills/credit cards);

7. Certification from current employer of annual salaries and benefits of the applicant, applicant’s parents, or siblings who contribute to family income – submitted copy must always be original.

8. Clear photocopy of the most recent Income Tax Return (Proof of Income) of each parent indicating the tax withheld on compensation of the previous year.

For parents or guardians who are not employed or not filing any taxes, please submit a CERTIFICATE OF NON-FILING OF TAX issued by the BIR Office.

Important: Only the applications of those who have qualified for admission will be considered for scholarship grants.

Additional Documents for Transferees

For transferees, the required documents are as follows:

    1. Certified copy of grades or transcript of records from last law school attended
    2. Transfer Credentials / Honorable Dismissal
    3. Original copy of the college Transcript of Records

Schedule of Fees (SY 2023-2024)

To be sent a copy of the Schedule of Fees for SY 2023-2024, please email [email protected] or [email protected].

Enrollment Procedure for Accepted Applicants (SY 2023-2024)

1. Submit soft copies of Birth Certificate and Honorable Dismissal / Transfer Credentials to [email protected]. Deadline of submission of HDTC is 28 July 2023.

  • Transferees and those who completed their bachelor’s degree or master’s degree at a different university are required to submit the HDTC. Current UA&P undergraduate students and graduate program students do not need to submit this document.
  • Applicant must submit all original hard copies of their Transcript of Records, General Weighted Average, and HDTC at least before classes in August start. For the Birth Certificate, a photocopy is acceptable.

2. Send personal email address to [email protected]. Applicant’s student portal will be created and log-in credentials will be sent to the personal email provided.

  • UA&P students will remain using their existing student number, provided that Juris Doctor is their 2nd program in UA&P.
  • Those who previously started a different program in UA&P  but were unable to finish, will be assigned a new student number.

3. Request the Schedule of Fees for SY 2023-2024 from [email protected] or [email protected], and inform UA&P Law admin of the chosen payment scheme.

4. Once student has access to the student portal, they may proceed to payment.

Through the Empowered portal
1. Log on to the student portal
2. Click the BPI Online Payment button

Account Number: 0201-0511-85
Biller Code: UAPFI
Reference Number: 6-digit student number
PAYMENT via Internet/Mobile App

Account Number: 0008-8002-1287
Reference Number: 6-digit student number
PAYMENT via Internet/Mobile App
PAYMENT via OVER the COUNTER at any UBP Branch: Go to the nearest UBP branch and secure a Bills Payment form.

Option 4: BPI OVER THE COUNTER BILLS PAYMENT (Deposit/Payment/Bills Purchase Form)
Account Number: 0201-0511-85
Account Name: UAPFI
Reference Number: 6-digit student number
Payor/Subscriber Name: NAME OF THE STUDENT

Account Name: University of Asia and the Pacific Foundation, Inc.
BPI Peso Current Account: Account Number: 0201-0414-73
Unionbank Peso Current Account: Account Number: 0008-8002-1287
Maximum daily transaction is up to P50,000 only. Multiple bank transfers may be required.

5. Once payment has been made, please send an email to [email protected] to be given the Google Sheets link wherein the proof of payment will be uploaded.

Follow the following format when uploading the file:

Photo File Name: Last Name (space) First Name – JD SY23-24 – Early Bird / Scheme A/B/C / Academic/Financial Scholar __% – Scheme A/B/C


  • Santos Juan – JD SY23-24 Early Bird
  • Santos Juan – JD SY23-24 Scheme A
  • Santos Juan – JD SY23-24 Academic Scholar 50% – Scheme B

Note: Please be informed that there will be a nonrefundable tuition deposit fee of PHP 10,000.00 if the student chooses to withdraw from the program.

UA&P Law Student Care Program

For further details on the different financial aid programs, please email [email protected] or [email protected].


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