Nov. 9, 12:35 p.m. – THE FACULTY of Civil Law, the country’s oldest law school, is only sixth in the latest ranking of law schools in the Philippines, but will still be awarded as an “Outstanding Law School” by the Legal Education Board (LEB) this Friday.

By the LEB’s reckoning, Civil Law is No. 6 on the list of top 10 law schools based on bar examination results in the last 10 years.

UST got a 10-year average passing rate of 60.22 percent, behind Ateneo de Manila (89.03) at first place, San Beda College (85.74 percent), University of the Philippines-Diliman (79.84 percent), Ateneo de Davao University (64.99 percent), and University of San Carlos (61.23 percent).

The University failed to get the award for Excellence in Legal Education, which is only given to the top five law schools.

Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina will receive a plaque for being an “Outstanding Law Dean.”

Placing behind UST are Arellano University (42.90 percent), Xavier University (38.90 percent), Far Eastern University (33.14 percent), and University of San Agustin (31.63 percent). They will also receive the Outstanding Law School award from the LEB.

The awarding ceremony will be at the Manila Pavilion Hotel, coinciding with the second anniversary of LEB, which supervises law schools.

Expected to attend are justices of the Supreme Court and the appellate courts, government officials, and officers of the Philippine Association of Law Schools, Philippine Association of Law Professors, and Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Reden D. Madrid


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