College of Law


“The UB College of Law envisions to be the premier law school in the region and to produce lawyers imbued with social, ethical and moral responsibilities of the legal profession.” Specifically, the UB College of Law aims to:

1. Provide unparalleled legal education in the Southern Tagalog region.
2. To assist law students in the development of their mental faculties so they can better appreciate the intricacies of the law and prepare them for the bar examinations and competitive legal practice in the future.
3. Instill knowledge and loyalty to the principles of law along the basic tenets of Faith in God, Love of Wisdom and Service to Fellowmen


The College of Law provides students with a creative learning environment that rigidly prepares them for the bar examinations and competitive future law practice. Instruction is thorough and tough. From their first day of school, students are taught to think, speak and write like lawyers. They are trained under the “Socratic” method of instruction – an approach where the professor continually probe questions on the students to explore their knowledge of the basic legal tenets and applicable jurisprudence. Regular class recitations are supplemented with lectures on the fine and conflicting points of the law. This method has proved to be effective in developing the critical-analytical thinking ability and communication skills of students necessary for good advocacy. For the students, the experience is unparalleled.

Outside the classroom, co-curricular activities become part of the students’ academic and social life. The Clinical Legal Education Program expose students to practical legal work situations that provide them with an expanded understanding of the law, legal theories and rules of procedure. Regular publica-tion of the. Law Journal, debate and moot court competitions allow them to pursue their interest and harness their skills in writing, research and oral advo-cacy. These activities develop the competitive spirit among students, yet create a collegial atmosphere with friendship borne from learning and working with each other.

Programs Offered
Juris Doctor Program The Juris Doctor program provides students with an enriched curriculum covering core bar subjects, elective courses and preparation of thesis requiring them to explore different aspects of the law and the legal system.


UB Law has produced two bar topnotcers. In the November 2016 examinations, JD Class Valedictorian, ATTY. NIA RACHELLE MENDOZA GONZALES ranked No. 9 among the 6344 candidates with the College posting an 80% passing rate over the 59.06% national passing percentage for the same year. In 2013, JD class valedictorian, ATTY. RUDY V. ORTEA ranked third (3rd) among 5293 examinees.


For Freshmen I. Prerequisites for Admission to the J.D. Program. An applicant for admission to the J.D. program of studies must be a graduate of a bachelor’s degree and must have earned at least eighteen (18) units in English, six (6) units in Mathematics, and eighteen (18) units of social science subjects. (LEBMO No 1 Secton 16)

II. Admission Requirements

Applicant must pass the PHILSAT within two years before the start of stud-ies for the JD program and present the PHILSAT result; (1) Certificate of Eligibil-ity (2) Certificate of Grades to the College of Law upon application together with the following documents: Completed Application Form Original Transcript of Records 2 Passport size ID Pictures Birth certificate issued by PSA

3. Pass the interview conductd by the Dean of the College.

For Transferees Completed Application Form
Certified True Copy of Grades from Previous School
Transfer credential
2 Passport size ID Pictures
Receipt of Payment of Application Fee
Transfer applicants must pass the written qualifying examination and interview.