THE UNIVERSITY posted a 71.5-percent passing rate in the November 2018 Bar examinations, with 90 out of 126 Thomasians making the cut.

This was lower than last year’s 89.89 percent, or 89 out of 99 Thomasian examinees.

“[The passing rate] is still something to be thankful for. We may not have landed in the top 10 this year but I commend our barristers for their valiant efforts and accomplishment,” Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina told the Varsitarian.

Divina said the faculty would do a post-bar evaluation and strive to achieve better results in the examinations next year.

Sean James Borja of Ateneo de Manila topped this year’s bar exams, with an 89.30-percent score.

Former Varsitarian editor in chief Alexis Ailex Villamor, Jr. was among those who passed the bar exams.

The national passing rate slid to 22.07 percent or 1,800 out of 8,155 examinees, from last year’s 25.55 percent or 1,724 out of 6,750 examinees.

The University hosted the Bar exams for the eighth straight year, on all four Sundays of November 2018.

The exams covered civil law, political law, labor law, taxation, criminal law, remedial law, legal and judicial ethics.


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