.: Law Schools and Studies in Philippines

Legal education in Philippines is offered by law schools, supervised by the Legal Education Board and regulated by the Commission on Higher Education and the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Law degree programs are considered graduate programs in the Philippines.

Admission to law schools requires the completion of a bachelor's degree with a sufficient number of credits in certain subject areas. Graduation from a Philippine law school constitutes the primary eligibility requirement for Philippine Bar Examination, the national licensure examination for practicing lawyers.

Legal education in the Philippines entails 4 years undergraduate education, 4 years law school, admission to the bar and legal practice and mandatory continuing legal education. Law degree programs include professional, graduate level and honorary degrees. Professional law degrees include Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws and Juris Doctor Studies.

Law Schools like University of Philippines College of Law, University of Batangas College of Law, Far Eastern University Institute of Law, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila College of Law, Silliman University College of Law, Manuel L. Quezon University College of Law, San Beda Graduate School of Law and PLM Graduate School of Law are well known in the country. Some Philippine universities confer honorary Doctor of Laws degree to famous deserving individuals.

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