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LIST: Top 10 law schools in PH with most bar passers from 2011-2020

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 04:27 PM November 10, 2022

Majority of law schools in the top 10 Legal Education Institutions that had the most bar passers from 2011 to 2020 are from Metro Manila.

FILE PHOTO: Bar examinees present their health declaration forms before they are cleared to enter the De La Salle University campus on Taft Avenue in Manila on the second day of exams on Sunday, November 6, 2022. The southbound lane of the thoroughfare from Quirino Avenue to Estrada Street was closed to traffic. INQUIRER/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines —Most law schools in the top 10 Legal Education Institutions (LEIs) that had the highest number of bar passers from 2011 to 2020 are from Metro Manila, with Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) producing the biggest batch of new lawyers in those years.

The Legal Education Board (LEB) has announced the results of a 10-year study evaluating the quality of legal education provided by 119 LEIs around the country. Since the 2020 and 2021 Bar Exams were held simultaneously this year due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the board claimed its research contained data from both years.


According to the LEB report, ADMU produced 1,794 new lawyers in the country from 2011 to 2020, the most since it was 7.18% of the total bar passers. Closely trailing ADMU was the San Beda University with 1,789 new lawyers (7.16%), the Arellano University with 1,686 lawyers (6.75%), the University of the Philippines with 1,583 lawyers (6.34%), and the San Beda College-Alabang with 1,054 (4.2%).


The report further showed that by region, the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila had the highest number of bar passers in the same span.

“Among other observations, the data shows that the 29 NCR schools contributed 54.97 % of new lawyers, while the 90 law schools outside the capital region contributed 45.03% of new lawyers,” states the LEB report released October 31.

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Posted by Legal Education Board on Sunday, October 30, 2022

Below are the top 10 LEIs with the most successful bar takers from 2011 to 2022:

  1. Ateneo de Manila University | 1,794 | 7.18%
  2. San Beda University | 1,789 | 7.16%
  3. Arellano University | 1,686 | 6.75%
  4. University of the Philippines | 1,583 | 6.34%
  5. San Beda College-Alabang | 1,054 | 4.22%
  6. University of Santo Tomas | 979 | 3.92%
  7. University of San Carlos | 856 | 3.43%
  8. University of Southern Philippines Foundation | 753 | 3.01%
  9. San Sebastian College – Recoletos | 710 | 2.84%
  10. University of the Cordilleras | 631 | 2.53%

According to the LEB, the passing average – new takers and re-takers combined – in the bar tests from 2011 to 2020 was 36.10%, while it was 46.25% specifically for new takers.



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