New circular mandates exam for aspiring law students PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:21

By R.G ANTONET GO

Aspiring law students will now have to take an examination before they can be allowed entry into law schools over the country.

The Philippine Law School Admission Test has become a requirement prior to entry into an institution offering a law degree, according to a memorandum issued by the Legal Education Board.

School year 2017-2018 will be the pilot year for the examination.

The date for the first PhilSAT examination is scheduled on April 16 in seven sites around the country:  Baguio city, Metro Manila, Legazpi, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao and Cagayan de Oro.

At present, aspiring students from Zamboanga Peninsula and island provinces can take the test in Cagayan de Oro city, the nearest testing site that can be reached by land travel.

The conduct of the PhilSAT is in accordance with LEB Memorandum Order 7.

The PhilSAT is a one-day aptitude test to measure the academic potential of an examinee pursuing the study of law.

The examination will test a potential law student’s communication and language proficiency, critical thinking skills and verbal and quantitative reasoning.

Those qualified to take the PhilSAT include holders of a 4-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, and those expecting to gain one at the end of the current school year.

Honor graduates granted professional civil service eligibility who are enrolling within two years from their college graduation are exempted from taking the test.

Those exempted from the exam will have to submit a civil service recognition to the LEB. (RGAAGo)