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^alam ko hindi naman daw totoo na 100% siya sa 2nd oral examination niya, 92%++ ata if I remember correctly. Yung 1st written exam nya 98% which wasn't included in the list kasi naoverride siya ng 2nd bar exam nya.
It's almost impossible to topple this list nowadays. The bar exam was made significantly more difficult sometime during the 50's, biglang bumaba ang passing rate from 50-60% to 20%-30%.
^ Yup, so true. Florenz Regalado of San Beda is still considered as the highest scorer in the Philippine Bar History.
During Marcos' time, achieving a 98% score was a realistic possibility. The bar was more lenient during his time. Then again, Marcos had a reputation of fabricating facts so we can't be sure.
In San Beda, almost all the members of the freshman class would rather study in UP or Ateneo. They just didn't get in. They almost always admit to this when asked by a professor or their classmates during the introduction stage during the first few days of classes. San Beda has never been a popular 1st choice law school but has always been and will always be a safety net for those aspiring to graduate from a prestigous law school. That is why they have to resort to an arbitrary filtration process so that they can stay competitive with UP and Ateneo. This can be seen with their inconsistent appearances in the TOP 10. Sometimes their there, sometimes their not. Every year, they're always hoping that they will land in the TOP 10 while UP and Ateneo would always hope they'd be No.1 for that year.
In Ateneo, while many would still rather study in UP, many are content just to be in Ateneo. This is probably because they have been ateneans in HS or in college, or their parents are graduates of ateneo law, or they simply have the money to burn and would rather study in a high class facility offering the 2nd best academic law program in the country rather than study in the best academic program in the land having only mediocre facilities. But probably the main reason they went to Ateneo is because they either failed to pass the LAE or they were not selected by the "panel". No matter how much they publish statistical data out there or how many places they land in the TOP 10, they have always been and will always be the NO. 2 law school in the country. As the years go by, Ateneo has been relying more heavily on accepting a larger number of freshmen. They just weed out the good from the bad like in San Beda. It seems that getting admitted into Ateneo Law is as almost easy as getting admitted in San Beda nowadays.
Then there's UP. Much has been said and written about the prestige of UP Law. It only adds to its enigma. Its the hardest law school in the country to get in but once in, its much easier to graduate than in Ateneo or San Beda. It has dominated the law profession in the last century. But so far it has not yet made a dominant impact in the last decade of the 21st century. While they're there, it's not quite there yet. Maybe when they transfer their law school at the Fort Bonifacio Global City then we can see them again in dominating form.
If you decide to enroll in any other law school outside the BIG THREE, there are 5 groups of students that you will encounter. They are as follows:
1. Loyalists- those who since first year have been enrolled in the same Law School. They have not enrolled or taken up any law subjects from other law schools. They are smart and industrious. They are very active in school and often times act as the liaison of the student body to the office of the dean and faculty. They make life in law school much easier for the rest of the student body because of their propensity to persuade their classmates to work together to uplift the school.
2. Ex-Ateneans- You can see these people mingling with each other in groups. Often times discussing updates from their former school. They often times attend class wearing Ateneo Law School jackets and shirts. They are almost all fraternity and sorority members from Ateneo. So be very careful not to step on their toes or you might find a steel pipe being bashed on your head. One thing is for sure, Ateneo Law School has a very efficient and effective filtering process that weed out the dull from the sharp.
3. Ex-Bedans- They easily adapt to their new environment. They are indifferent to what happened to them in their former school. They seem to be smart too. Its either the filtering process of San Beda has flaws or there just too many smart students there that they can afford to throw over-board even those considered as “good fish”. Many of those in the honor rolls are Ex-Bedans. It seems that they tend to view their time in San Beda as “pre-law” and the time in their present school as “law proper”.
4. Ex-UP- Having been accepted to the “finest” law school in the country and suddenly finding yourself kicked-out can do things to your head. It can’t be blamed. Once you’re accepted in UP Law, it’s guaranteed that success is forthcoming. However, the fairytale ends when your one of the unfortunate few to be kicked-out. When they transfer they either just sulk, don’t attend class, drop out from asubject or make a comeback and be one of the brightest students in class. It’s quite different in Ateneo and San Beda when it is more likely that you’ll get kicked-out than be retained so the emotional effect is minimal and most are able to move-on.
5. Transferees from Other Schools- These are those who have no issues transferring to another law school. They view their transfer as a fresh start or just a matter of convenience. Often times, they are not in the hurry to finish law school but there are those who only transfer thinking they can receive their law degree faster which often times lead to disastrous results and shattered expectations.
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Again, killzone29, you know all this how?
In short, it is my opinion that your opinion is either baseless or wrong.
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I know somebody who passed all three entrance exams then enrolled in Ateneo and San Beda at the same time.
After 2 weeks, quit Ateneo and ultimately finished law in San Beda.
Became a lawyer then after 10 years moved on to other interests.
San Beda in my opinion has the best roster of professors among the three.
Had it not been for the strict retention policy and its habit of weeding out a lot of students, I would have enrolled in San Beda as well
Hi. I have a question. I'm planning to become a working student while in law school. Will I still be able to enjoy law school as much as full time students do? Thanks!