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 have been graded in 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, character references, and other relevant factors.
 
Please take note that Ateneo Law’s J.D. Program has a full-time mode of study and is meant to be completed in four (4) years.

 
Admission Requirements for Academic Year 2020-2021
 
The applicant must accomplish the online application form. 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 Academic Year 2020-2021, you must have taken the PhilSAT prior to enrollment.
·  A certificate of good moral character from the university (last) attended
·  A 2"x 2" I.D. picture with red background. 
All applications must be made online and submitted by February 14, 2020
After the successful completion and review of the online application, the applicant will then be notified to pay the fee (Php 3,500.00) for the ALS Entrance Examination. Unless the applicant has indicated a preference for a provincial testing venue, ALS will assign the date on which the applicant is to take the examination.
 
In addition to hard copies of uploaded documents, the applicant is also required to cause the submission of two recommendations coming from (i) the dean of the applicant’s school or a former professor, and (ii) someone, not a relative or friend, 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. 

 

Material Dates
 
Entrance Exam dates
-        February 15, 2020
-        February 22, 2020
-        February 29, 2020
-        March 7, 2020
-        March 14, 2020
-        March 21, 2020 (Baguio)
-        March 28, 2020 (Cebu)

 
Unless otherwise indicated, the entrance exam will be in Ateneo Law School, Makati City.

Interview Period:
  - May 4 to June 11, 2020
Interviews (for those requested to undergo an interview) will be conducted only on ALS-assigned dates within the given period. Each applicant is responsible for ensuring that he/she is available when required.