Rappler's latest stories on bar exams
This question – ‘Did X’s proclamation divest the Comelec of its jurisdiction to decide the case and vest the HRET jurisdiction? Explain.’ – is unnecessarily complicated
In its message to Bar candidates, Malacañang meanwhile says, 'Rise to the challenge'
Around 600 cops will secure the University of Santo Tomas (UST) where 8,245 law graduates will take the Bar Exams for 4 Sundays of November
2019 Bar Chairman Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe says this year's bar syllabus is 'markedly different' from the past
University of the Philippines has the 2nd highest rate, and Cebu’s University of San Carlos has the 3rd highest rate
Tune in at 7:30 pm on Monday, May 6, as Rappler sits down with Sean James Borja to discuss the rule of law, legal education reforms, and the topic closest to his heart – LGBT rights
Michael Calzado and Charmaine Lynn Tan share the same goal of passing all their subjects, being able to graduate from law school, and passing the Bar exams
Doctor Jean Joan Polido, one of the passers of the 2018 Bar Exams, shares how she decided to pursue her childhood dream
Bar passers and their families share heartfelt moments after the results of the 2018 Bar Examinations are announced
The Ateneo de Manila University School of Law returns to the top after 6 years, while the University of the Philippines College of Law returns to the top 10 after two years
Marcley Augustus Natu-el, Mark Lawrence Badayos, Jebb Lynus Cane, Alan Joel Pita of the University of San Carlos place 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th in the 2018 Bar exams
'We hope that many of our country’s new lawyers consider pursuing a career in the government,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, who also tells the incoming batch of lawyers not to be biased when faced with questions of law
'Yung effort ng anak ko, talagang it paid off,' says Emma Dublin, the proud mother of national team member now also a lawyer Maria Rodielita A. Dublin
2018 Bar topnotcher Sean James Borja says what drew him to the law profession is 'being able to provide a voice to those who don't necessarily have it'
The beauty queen is among the 1,800 successful bar examinees
(UPDATED) When Vincent Joshua Bohol graduated from San Beda College Alabang in June 2018, the court did not allow his senator mother to attend the ceremony
(UPDATED) Sean James Borja tops the exams with a score of 89.306%. The other top 10 passers are from the University of San Carlos, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, and De La Salle University-Manila.
The passing rate for Bar Examinations 2018 is lower than that of the previous year, when 25.55% passed
The number of Bar candidates who registered for 2018 is the highest in recent years
The bar exams – whose results are much-awaited and covered by the media – are, at best, simply a measure of a particular year’s test takers, nothing more
'This is the highest number of Bar candidates in recent years,' says the Supreme Court, as 8,701 candidates registered to take the exams
(UPDATED) The number of Bar candidates registered for 2018 is the highest in recent years
We asked the new lawyers what they think is the biggest threat to the legal profession. They all seem to agree the threat is coming from within their ranks.
To you who haven’t made it yet, don’t give up. Seek and welcome help. There is no harm in acknowledging that you don’t know everything about the law, about life.
Neneth Aporo, daughter of a retired policeman from Tondo, makes it as a lawyer in the Big Apple. She dreams of being a public attorney in the Philippines.
The shifting of gears was not always well-oiled. It had its fair share of creaks and clunks.
What made former USLS College of Law dean Ralph Sarmiento believe Mark John Simondo would someday top the Bar? The student's brilliant answer to a 'very complicated problem about the relationship of the bill of rights and the powers of the state'
Mark John Simondo of the University of St La Salle says a lawyer does not have to join government to be able to serve the public
Parents wait under the heat at the Supreme Court to deliver the good news to their children
It is bittersweet redemption for a law school rocked by a high-profile hazing scandal
This was the 4th time both Leslie Llagas and Katherine Macaroy took the Bar. Despite failing several times, their dream to be a licensed lawyer has never faded.
Before becoming the 2017 Bar exams topnotcher, Mark John Simondo of the University of St La Salle in Bacolod was also the law school's valedictorian and, before that, a magna cum laude graduate of nursing
The Supreme Court grounds burst into squeals and cheers as Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin announces the results of the Bar exam
Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon
(UPDATED) The 2017 Bar Exam topnotcher is Mark Simondo of the University of St La Salle Bacolod with a grade of 91.05%
(3rd UPDATE) The passing grade this year is 75% for the total 6,748 law graduates who took the Bar in November 2017. Less than 2,000 make it.
A total of 7,227 law graduates took the Bar Examinations in November 2017
The National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) addresses bar examinees in an open letter just in time for bar examinations
Almost 4 000 new lawyers told to arm yourselves well with idealism tempered by wisdom; passion strengthened by persistence; knowledge of the law honed by dedicated hard work
Nia Rachelle Gonzales who once quit law school places 9th in the 2016 Bar Exams
The Bar chairman was very consistent in his statement that he wanted to ensure that there will be a high passing mark says Dean Sol Mawis head of the law schools association
The 5 all non commissioned officers may become officers through lateral entry by joining the PNP s Legal Service
Alanna Gayle Ashley Khio of Dipolog City – a graduate of Silliman University – pursued the unfulfilled dream of her late aunt to become a lawyer
2016 Bar passers want to use their attorney title for the service of others
UPDATED The Philippines new lawyers have inspiring stories of grit hard work and love for country Ramil Comendador worked as Comelec janitor while in law school
The top 10 passers for the 2016 Bar exams come from schools outside Metro Manila led by the University of San Carlos in Cebu City