Originally posted by Lek-Lek
Well, before, I wanted to take up Law, that's why I enrolled in Ateneo's Legal Management program. I wanted to be a corporate lawyer so I thought that getting into a Management course with a business law curriculum would help a lot in preparing me for the Ateneo School of Law. Indeed, just as I expected, it actually made me more familiar with legal lingos and terms and how to read and study for a Law subject. But now, I've actually changed my mind. I plan to pursue a different career path for one reason: I realized that a plain technical preparation for Law studies is just not enough. Indeed, as what Fr. Joaquin Bernas have said: forget about all those said-to-be pre-law courses. Much technical preparation is not what is needed, rather, it is the passion for reading and understanding that helps one to survive the rigors of becoming a lawyer. According to him, an individual with an ambition to become a lawyer must learn to appreciate philosophy and literature. So, read...read...and read....
Originally posted by WICKEDQUEEN
lemme share what mama told me:
-brush up on logic and reasoning (when she says "brush up", she actually means "to master")
-brace yourself for more MEMORIZATION, especially on latin principles and laws
-prepare to explain MORE PRECISE AND CONCISE
-prepare to read high stacks of 5-inch-thick books, especially on previous cases
-get hold of a copy on "Rules of the Court". i have a copy written by Jose Nolledo and it actually helps.
Originally posted by nicomachus
I'm not sure, but I think San Beda is still administering its entrance exams. Ateneo and UP are about to come out with the results of applicants. In fact, lumabas na sa Ateneo. Baka UST, MLQU, FEU are still accepting students. Ask those schools about their requirements. Good luck!
Originally posted by humin
when do they give the qualifying exams and the results? kase i'll be graduating by 2nd week of june pa pero ung classes eh mag-eend na by april. (ewan ko ba kung ba't june pa ung ceremonies)
oh well, i just want to know if it is still possible for me to go to law school by june kahit june din ung graduation. is it true that we still have to take at least 12 units of Spanish?
Originally posted by eponine07
spanish is not a requirement. ako nga i took up french as a language elective (12 units of it). you can take any course as pre-law (kahit engineering or science), but you have to have at least 18 units of english, 18 units of social sciences, and 6 units of math. i have friends from law school who are doctors, nurses, ECEs, biology graduates, and even a math major.