Law

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%. You may view the article of Rappler here. UA&P also performed well in the 2019 Bar Examinations with 88.89% 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. Message from the Dean may be viewed here.

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.

Faculty

The following currently comprise the faculty of the Law program:

Maria Concepcion S. Noche
Dean, Institute of Law

Delia S. Tantuico
Vice Dean, Institute of Law

Jesus Joel Mari D. Arzaga
Secretary, Institute of Law

Roberto A. Abad

Arturo D. Brion

Mario V.  Lopez

Ramon A. Cruz

Eduardo B. Peralta, Jr.

Imelda Abadilla-Brown

Irene Mae B. Alcobilla

Victor N. Alimurung

Mary Frances P. Aquino

Susan M. Aquino

Timoteo B. Aquino

Gembeth G. Basilgo

Myra Angeli G. Batungbakal

Justina F. Callangan

Marlo B. Campanilla

Sedfrey M. Candelaria

Gerard L. Chan

Alvin T. Claridades

Evangeline M. Co

Theresa  Genevieve M.  Co

Edmundo A. Cruz

Rosauro Angelito S. David

Erwin P. Erfe

Emma C. Francisco

Raymundo T. Francisco

Joaquin N. Gan III

Jeremy I. Gatdula

Gener M. Gito

Rene B. Gorospe

George Matthew T. Habacon

James M. Imbong

Jo Aurea M. Imbong

Leah A. Jose

Mitch Tibon-Judan

Ryan V. Laureano

Luisito V. Liban

Dina D. Lucenario

Roberto Rafael V. Lucila

Benjamin S. Luis

Mario L. Luna

Fe B. Macalino

Marlo Malagar-Magdoza

Cecilio Magsino

Amado F. Maralit

Diosdado B. Marasigan

Jose Maria G. Mariano

Cresencio T.  Meneses

Ramel C. Muria

Cristina A.  Montes

Neil  B. Nucup

Rufino L. Policarpio III

Elmer T. Rabuya

Manuel R. Riguera

Albert Leonard C. Rodriguez

Natividad M. Roma

Serafin U. Salvador, Jr.

Joaquin  E. San Diego

Rene V. Sarmiento

Melencio S. Sta. Maria Jr.

Rowena Nieves A. Tan

Remigio A. Ukol, Jr.

Aristotle O. Valera

Jose Ronald V. Valles

Guadalupe Lyn P. Vergel De Dios

Eugenio H. Villareal

Gloria Yap-Taruc

Streamlined Application Process (AY 2022-2023)

To ease logistics concerns for applicants, the UA&P Institute of Law (ILAW) will not administer a Law School Qualifying Test (LSQT) for AY 2022-2023. 

The new application process is the following:

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
    3. Recommendation Form

Note: The Recommendation Form will be emailed to you upon submission of the application form and payment of the application fee. The application form must include all the aforementioned documents.

  • 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
    4. Recommendation Form

Note: The Recommendation Form will be emailed to you upon submission of the application form and payment of the application fee. The application form must include all the aforementioned documents.

Important: A successful applicant must be a bachelor’s degree holder at the time of enrollment. The Recommendation Form shall be submitted by the professor/adviser/mentor to [email protected] using his/her email account. Recommendation form submitted by the applicant himself/herself will not be processed. 

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 1,000
  • Non-Latin honor graduates: Php 1,5000

Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

Pay the application fee 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

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

 

STEP 3. Acknowledgment & Reminders

All applicants shall receive an acknowledgment email 3 days after receipt of payment to remind them of pending requirements (if any) and a list of next steps. 

Note: Only those who have submitted the application form and all other academic requirements will be invited for a Qualifying Interview. The details about the Qualifying Interview will be sent to the applicant via email.

For further information, you may contact the Institute of Law at [email protected].

Additional Documents for Scholars and Transferees

Additional Documents for Academic Grants and Financial Assistance

  • Filled-out Scholarship Application Form.
  • Cover letter summarizing the reasons in support of the application for scholarship.
  • Academic essay on an intended research/thesis in no more than 1,000 words. Include a broad background of the research/thesis and the problem you wish to address.
  • Sketch of residence showing directions from UA&P and landmarks
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Billing Statements up to the last 3 months (phone/water/electric bills/credit cards)
  • Certification from the 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.
  • 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.

Note: Honor graduates in the pre-law course who apply within five (5) years from graduation may receive an outright grant (up to 100% tuition fee discount). Honor graduates in financial need may, in addition, receive a stipend. Only complete applications will be processed.

 

Additional Documents for Transferees

  • Certified copy of grades or Transcript of Records (TOR) from last law school attended
  • Transfer Credentials / Honorable Dismissal

Note: Transfer applicants are treated like all other applicants. They have to pass all the qualification requirements for admission. If the applicants pass the qualifications for admission, they will be admitted to the program provided they start from first (1st) year and take up all the law subjects based on ILAW’s curriculum. Only complete applications will be processed.

Important: No application for transfer to 2nd year, 3rd year, or 4th year will be processed.

Important Dates

Regular Applications for AY 2022-2023

  • Application Form & Required Documents – Open until July 18, 2022
  • Release of Results of Applications – TBD
  • Deadline of Submission of Diploma, and Certificate of Latin Honor for Graduating Students July 18, 2022
  • Deadline of Non-Refundable Reservation Fee (Php 10,000) – TBD
  • Deadline of Enrolment- TBD

Applications for Academic Scholarship Grants and Financial Assistance for AY 2022-2023

  • Application Forms & Required Documents: Open until July 18, 2022
  • Release of Results of Applications – TBD
  • Deadline of Submission of Diploma, and Certificate of Latin Honor for Graduating Students July 18, 2022
  • Deadline of Non-Refundable Reservation Fee (Php 10,000) – TBD
  • Deadline of Enrolment- TBD

Transfer Applications for AY 2022-2023

 

  • Application Form & Required Documents – July 18, 2022
  • Release of Results of Applications – TBD
  • Deadline of Non-Refundable Reservation Fee (Php 10,000) – TBD
  • Deadline of Enrolment- TBD

Get in touch

Address

Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605, Philippines

 

Contact

Phone: (632) 8637-0912 to 26
E-mail: [email protected]