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How Much Can New Lawyers Expect to Earn in the Private or Public Sectors?

Pay for fresh law graduates is rising thanks to higher demand from government agencies

Despite the huge costs in time and money—an additional four or five years of law school, not to mention a few more months devoted to reviewing for the bar examinations—the number of aspiring lawyers continues to grow.Last year, a record-breaking 6,750 law ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 27, 2018 09:00:00
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Which of PH’s Best-Known Law Firms Make the Most Money?

The country’s top legal partnership is more profitable than about half of biggest 1,000 corporations

Every year, thousands of law graduates take the bar exams. Last year, a record 7,227 hopefuls were allowed by the Supreme Court to take the tests that aspiring lawyers must pass to practice law and appear in courts.Many of the bar takers ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 26, 2018 04:00:00
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Are Other Schools Beating Top 3 Law Colleges in Producing Bar Topnotchers?

This year’s topnotcher is one of six in the past two decades who did not come from the top three law schools

On Thursday, April 26, the Supreme Court announced that Mark John H. Simondo, a graduate of the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod City, was the topnotcher of the 2017 bar exams. With a score of 91.05 percent, he leads ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 26, 2018 02:00:00
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Which PH Schools Educated the Most Bar Topnotchers Since 1913?

Historically, three law colleges produced bulk of No.1 bar passers. Is change coming?

The Supreme Court has released the 2016 bar exam results, and for the first time ever, none of the Top 10 passers came from the “Big Three” law schools—University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and San Beda College. Karen Mae Calam, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 03, 2017 04:00:00
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Has Your Hometown Produced a Bar Topnotcher?

Only 63 towns and cities out of over 1,500 localities have produced a first-placer in the bar exams

Not one of the top 10 passers in the November 2016 Bar exams is from Metro Manila’s dozens of law schools and colleges.In the results released by the Supreme Court on May 3, the top 10 passers in 2016 graduated from schools ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 03, 2017 04:00:00