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  DLSL College of Law Tops the 2016 Bar Exams  
  Post by: Catherine Perez | 5/5/2017 8:52:11 AM  

  De La Salle Lipa College of Law garnered a 100% passing rate in the 2016 Philippine Bar Examinations administered by the Supreme Court, in the process earning the top ranking among the 125 Law Schools in the country.

The relatively young program produced nine new Lasallian lawyers for this particular batch. These young Lasallians were among the 3,747 successful examinees out of 6,344 hopefuls, equivalent to a national passing percentage of 59.06%, the highest in 16 years.

Reputed to be toughest government licensure exams in the Philippines, the Bar Exams covered the following major fields of law: Political Law, Labor Law, Civil Law, Taxation Law, Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Remedial Law, and Legal Ethics.

Since the De La Salle Lipa JD Program's inception in 2010, the DLSL College of Law has produced a topnotcher from its maiden batch, Atty. Reginald L. Laco, CPA, JD, placing fourth in the 2014 Bar Exams. The following year, the Legal Education Board cited DLSL as one of the best law schools in the country and awarded it with Certificates of Academic Recognition and Academic Merit, for ranking tenth in overall passing rate and placing eight in the passing rate for new/first-time examinees, respectively, based on the 2015 Bar Exams. Moreover, the DLSL College of Law has consistently performed well for three consecutive years, garnering higher scores each time compared to the national passing percentage, none more remarkable than this very recent 100% rating.

Thus, the DLSL community presents with pride the 2016 Philippine Bar Examinations passers and the new Lasallian Lawyers:

Atty. Karen Gaile L. Andaleon, JD
Atty. Carla Therese L. Arriola, JD
Atty. Princess Melody B. Bagui, JD
Atty. Kristine L. Castillo, JD
Atty. Jillian Kristin A. Deveza, CPA, JD
Atty. Marianito L. Dio Jr, JD
Atty. Roy Mikhail V. Galvez, JD
Atty. Ian Jerrick B. Inandan, CPA, JD
Atty. Rowell B. Malabag, JD