Results for the Bar Exams held last November 2011 were released a couple of days ago, and LOTS of new lawyers passed! 1913 to be exact. Wow! Congratulations to everybody!
31.95 percent of the 5,990 law graduates who took the test passed! Apparently this is tthe second highest passing rate since 2000. It is substantially higher than 2010's 20.26 percent.
Another issue here is that no UP Law graduates made it to the top ten. In the 2010 bar exams, three UP grads made it to the magic ten. I guess UP Law will have to up their game.
Two graduates of San Beda College law school were among the top ten, the only other school with more than one graduate on the hallowed list.
Raoul Angelo Atadero from Ateneo Law School emerged on top with 85.536 percent score.
Others in the Top 10 are:
2. Luz Danielle Bolong (Ateneo Law School) - 84.5563
3. Cherry Rafal-Roble (Arellano University) - 84.4550
4. Rosemil Banaga (Notre Dame University) - 84.1226
5. Christian Louie Gonzales (University of Sto. Tomas) - 84.0938
6. Ivan Bandal (Silliman University) - 84.0901
7. Eireene Xina Acosta (San Beda College) - 84.0663
8. Irene Marie Qua (Ateneo Law School) - 84.0575
9. Elaine Marie Laceda (FEU-DLSU) - 84.0401
10. Rodolfo Aquino (San Beda College) - 83.7276
Here's the whole list of Philippine BAR Exam Results - November 2011