Atty. Ramel Muria, Chair of the Legal Management Department of the College of Business, Economics, Accountancy and Management (CBEAM) ranked first, with an overall ranking of 96.1%, in the pre-judicature program offered by the Philippine Judicial Academy, the educational arm of the Supreme Court. The academy was institutionalized by law as a training school for justices, judges, court personnel, lawyers and aspirants to judicial posts.
The pre-judicature program provides initial training for aspirants to judicial positions. It is oriented towards a career in the judiciary where aspirants are offered a judicial perspective on the law and introduces them to skills, attitudes, values and conduct called for by their appointment to the Bench. /1
Together with 59 fellow lawyers, they enrolled in subjects which are approached from a judicial perspective, that is, the resolution of disputes by a judge. Academics contribute a more reflective, concept-based, philosophical approach to subjects that depart from the provision-centered learning in law school. he completion of the program and obtaining a passing mark in the Written Evaluative Examination will entitle a graduate to a full credit of thirty-six (36) MCLE units for the compliance period covered and fifteen (15) units towards the Master of Laws degree at the San Beda College Graduate School of Law. The program ran from March 23 – April 2, 2009.