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 2018-2019 
 
The applicant must accomplish the online application form which will be accessible on this page starting 8 November 2017. Please take note that 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 2018-2019, you must have taken the PhilSAT prior to enrollment.
  • A 2"x2" I.D. picture with red background
All applications must be made online and submitted on or before 16 February 2018. 
 
After the successful completion of the online application, the applicant will then be allowed to take the ALS Entrance Examination upon payment of the testing fee of Three Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP3,500.00). 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 16 February 2018.
 

Material Dates
 
Please note the following dates that are material in the application process:
 
            Entrance Exam Dates:

24 February 2018
10 March 2018
17 March 2018 
07 April 2018
14 April 2018

            Interview Period:
                           
From 2 May to 15 June 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.