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Top Law Schools in the Philippines

Table 1 enumerates the Commission on Higher Education’s top performing law schools in the country for the past 10 years (1999-2009) based on the bar exam passing rates.  It is worth mentioning that this listing was taken from a blog posted in dated September 24, 2009.  These information were likewise affirmed by two other sites, namely: Philippines and


Table 1

Ateneo de Manila University 91.24
San Beda College 88.4
University of the Philippines 82.85
Far Eastern University-De La Salle University (Juris Doctor MBA) 77.42
Ateneo de Davao University 75.92
University of San Carlos 68.2
University of Santo Tomas 67.64
University of Cebu 52.81
University of Perpetual Help-Rizal 50.81
Arellano University 49.3




Table 2



University of the Philippines College of Law 49
Ateneo de Manila Law School 19
Philippine Law School 7
University of Manila 6
San Beda College of Law 6
Far Eastern University Institute of Law 3
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law 3
University of the Cordilleras (formerly Baguio Colleges Foundation) College of Law 2
Manila Law College Foundation (formerly Escuela de Derecho de Manila) 1
Manuel L. Quezon University College of Law 1
Divine Word College 1
University of the East College of Law 1
San Sebastian College Institute of Law 1


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