Article by Cristina Alfarita Larombi De La Salle Lipa (DLSL) once again proved its caliber…
…where we produce lawyers who are competent, God-centered, socially conscious and service-oriented builders of the Filipino nation
De La Salle Lipa College of Law is committed to educate students in the law, nurture and deepen in them faith in God, enhance in them a sense of community, create in them a realization of existing societal conditions, and empower them to serve others, especially the poor and the youth at risk.
De La Salle Lipa College of Law
DE LA SALLE LIPA COLLEGE OF LAW
In 2010, during the term of Br. Manuel R. Pajarillo, FSC, De La Salle Lipa President and Chancellor, the College of Law was established. It drew inspiration from St. John Baptist De La Salle, of French origin, who founded the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools, more commonly known as the De La Salle Brothers, in the 17th century in France.
The DLSL College of Law sought to provide the region and its environs quality legal education upon which to build a just, equitable, and humane society. It did not take long to make its mark as a law school of very high quality, on its initial foray in the 2014 Bar Examinations, DLSL College of Law produced a topnotcher, Atty. Reginald L. Laco, who placed 4th. Just a couple of years later, or in the 2016 Bar Examinations, the DLSL College of Law garnered a 100% passing percentage for its bar examinees.
As young as the College of Law is, it has already received awards and recognitions from the Legal Education Board for its remarkable performance in the bar exams. May it continue to do so.
The College of Law Logo
THE COLLEGE OF LAW LOGO
The CROSS of CHRIST comprises the foundation and the spine of the SCALES of JUSTICE.
GREEN and WHITE are the LA SALLE COLORS, which DE LA SALLE LIPA shares with the sixteen (16) La Salle schools, colleges, and universities in the Philippines, and which same colors do homage to the Christian Brothers / La Salle Brothers from Ireland who first came to the country, as sent by the Pope, in the early 1900s.
The STAR is the SIGNUM FIDEI which itself means SIGN OF FAITH, which signifies a deep commitment not only to the school’s educational work but, more importantly, to the Spirit that vivifies said missionary act of service.
Fides, Scientia, and Caritas form the acronym FSC, which in turn invites everyone’s attention to the Latin appellation of the Congregation of the De La Salle Brothers – Fratres Scholarum Christianarum.
FIDES means FAITH, SCIENTIA refers to KNOWLEDGE, and CARITAS stands for LOVE. Love is at the center. Faith is founded on Love. Knowledge emanates from LOVE calling one’s attention to the Scriptural exhortation “ … and now these three remain. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13
Mission of the DLSL College of Law
MISSION of the DLSL College of Law
DE LA SALLE LIPA COLLEGE OF LAW is committed to educate students in the law, nurture and deepen in them faith in God, enhance in them a sense of community, create in them a realization of existing societal conditions, and empower them to serve others, especially the poor and the youth at risk.
DE LA SALLE LIPA COLLEGE OF LAW hopes to encourage and foster in the students entrusted to its stewardship love of God and neighbor, love of scholarship and work, love of community and country.
DE LA SALLE LIPA COLLEGE OF LAW is duty bound to produce lawyers who are competent, God – centered, socially – conscious and service – oriented builders of the Filipino nation and of God’s Kingdom.
The Juris Doctor or J.D. Program
THE JURIS DOCTOR or J.D. PROGRAM
The De La Salle Lipa Juris Doctor (or J.D.) Program is an enriched law degree program which counts on the outstanding participation of the DLSL JD COMMUNITY in an internship stint, the successful accomplishment and defense of the JD Thesis as well as the passing of elective subjects on top of the Legal Education Board (or LEB) – prescribed JD curriculum as said JD Program’s integral parts.
Lasallian Formation Courses
LASALLIAN FORMATION COURSES
Conceptualized and made an integral part of the DLSL JD Curriculum, the Lasallian Formation Courses, with the La Salle Brothers accompanying the JD Community as teachers and shepherds, serve as the glue which binds all the secular law subjects together. Taught every semester from the 1st year (or JD1) till the 3rd year (or JD3), these courses encompass such fields / disciplines as the Founder and His Legacy, Christian Anthropology and Spirituality, Moral Perspective on the Law, Evangelization and Education, Christian Perspectives on Social Institutions, and Social Doctrines of the Church.
Masterclasses and Integration Sessions
MASTERCLASSES and INTEGRATION SESSIONS
Harnessing the wealth of expertise of the JD Law Faculty as well as of luminaries in the legal academe as well as the legal and judicial professionsin order to bolster the theoretical and practical knowledge of the DLSL JD Community learned in the classroom, actual and / or virtual, incumbent and former members of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, authors of law books, and recognized authorities in the different fields of law conduct Masterclasses and Integration Sessions over and above courses offered in the JD Curriculum.
Tanglaw / DLSL Aid Clinic
TANGLAW / DLSL LEGAL AID CLINIC
On September 4, 2019, a Memorandum of Agreement was signed at the 4ht floor Innovation Labs, New CLRC Building, De La Salle Lipa between and among De La Salle Lipa, Supreme Court, and The Asia Foundation making DLSL College of Law as the Pilot Law School in the region for the Clinical Legal Education Program. Tanglaw, as the Legal Aid Clinic of the law school, aims to provide DLSL Law Student Practitioners (or LSPs under the Revised Rule 138-A on Law Student Practice or A.M. No. 19-03-24-SC) the opportunity to provide “Real World Solutions to Real World Problems.”
Exposure / tutelage trips to the Supreme Court as well as the U.P. College of Law Office of Legal Aid have so far been conducted towards this end.
Practically a year long activity which culminates in the Bar Month every year, the DLSL Bar Operations serves as the venue and avenue for the JD Community as well as the ever-growing number of alumni lawyers to support the year’s Bar Batch with case digests, notes (or “tips”), food a-plenty, fervent and constant prayers, and / or the presence of each one working, together and by association, towards a common goal: to ace the bar exams.
Surely ranking way up there among the JD Community’s wish list either as givers or, most especially as recipients, the PARANGAL is an occasion, at once festive and dramatic, held every year, when the entire JD Community together with the La Salle Brothers, top administration, and the JD Law Faculty and DLSL Alumni pay tribute to and honor the latest batch of successful bar examinees / new lawyers. Usually preceded by a hearty meal shared with one and all, the PARANGAL is made more meaningful by the presence of the year’s new set of lawyers’ parents, family and loved ones, themselves worthy of the highest accolades.
Looking forward to one’s PARANGAL continues to prove to be a morale booster for many a member of the JD Community to push through countless days and nights and grueling hours of readings, recitations, examinations, and related course works.
The DLSL College of Law will go full online on the 1st Semester of SY 2020 – 21 through BORDERFREE LEARNING powered by CANVAS Learning Management System with MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 as an external application. For more than 3 years now, De La Salle Lipa has been updating its network infrastructure to drive its digital campus initiatives forward. All these efforts are proving fruitful in the delivery of education online especially in light of the numerous restrictions posed by the pandemic.
Admissions for SY 2022-23 / Academic Calendar
Online enrollment for incoming first year JD students (or JD1s) will start on June 23, 2020 (Mon.) and to end on Aug. 29, 2020 (Sat.)
Online enrollment for the rest of the DLSL JD Community will be from July 24, 2020 (Mon.) to Aug. 29, 2020 (Sat.)
For enrollment requirements and inquiries, please proceed “here”
For questions and inquiries, you may call at
(043) 302 2900
News & Features
FROM 18 STUDENTS IN 2010, THE DLSL COLLEGE OF LAW HAS GROWN TO 112 IN 2017.
During the 2014 Bar Exams, CoL pioneer batch graduate Atty. Reginald Laco, CPA, JD, ranked fourth. Through the years, DLSL has consistently fared well in the Bar – even ranking as the top school among first-time examinees in the 2017 bar exams, with a 100% passing rate.