ADMISSION TO THE JURIS DOCTOR (J.D.) PROGRAM

Eligibility for Admission
 
To qualify for admission to the J.D. Program, the applicant must have obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Arts or Sciences, or a higher academic degree, from an authorized and recognized university or college.  Following requirements set by the Legal Education Board (LEB), in order to qualify for an ALS diploma, the applicant must have completed at least eighteen (18) units of English, six (6) units of Mathematics, eighteen (18) units of Social Science subjects, and at least three (3) units of a Rizal course.
 
Please note that pursuant to ALS policies, persons who have enrolled and completed at least one (1) semester in any law school are not eligible for admission to the J.D. Program.
 
Decisions regarding admission are made by the Dean, upon the recommendation of the Admissions Committee, and taking into consideration the applicant's scholastic records and abilities, entrance exam results and character references.
 
Admission Requirements for School Year 2019-2020
 
The applicant must accomplish the online application form which will be accessible on this page in November 2018. Please take note that the online application will require you to upload the following documents:
 
  • Photocopy of collegiate transcript of records
  • If graduation is not yet reflected in the transcript, a true copy of grades or a certification of candidacy for graduation.
  • PhilSAT results or Certificate of Exemption (if already available)
  • It is not mandatory to take the PhilSAT prior to application; but to be qualified for admission for the School Year 2019-2020, you must have taken the PhilSAT prior to enrollment.
  • A 2"x 2" I.D. picture with red background.
     
All applications must be made online and submitted by February 2019. The exact date will be announced by November 2018.
 
After the successful completion of the online application, the applicant will then be allowed to take the ALS Entrance Examination. The applicant will be assigned his/her exam schedule upon payment of the testing fee.
 
In addition, the applicant is required to cause the submission of two (2) recommendations coming from (i) the dean of the applicant’s school or a former professor, and (ii) someone who knows the applicant well enough to provide a true character reference. Such recommendations should be accomplished on the required recommendation form. Once completed, these forms must be submitted to ALS in sealed and signed envelopes by the deadline for online applications.
 
Material Dates
 
The Admissions Committee will be announcing Entrance Exam Dates as well as the Interview Period once these have been set by November 2018. Interviews (for those requested to undergo an interview) will be conducted only on assigned dates within the interview period. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that he/she is available when necessary.