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UST among top law schools; Thomasian clinches 19th spot in 2022 bar exam

1 min readUST was able to produce 127 new lawyers out of its 159 examinees. This translates to a 79.87 percent overall passing rate for the University.
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Published 5 months ago on April 14, 2023

by Justine Xyrah Garcia

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Out of the 11 law schools with more than 100 examinees, the University was hailed as the fifth top performing law school in the 2022 bar examination, results showed by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on April 14, Friday.

For last year's bar, UST was able to produce 127 new lawyers out of its 159 examinees.

This translates to a 79.87 percent overall passing rate for the University.

UST alumnus Louis-Mari Opina led the new batch of Thomasian lawyers, clinching the 19th top spot with an average of 86.42 percent.

Meanwhile, the national passing rate for the 2022 bar examination was recorded at 43.47 percent, or 3,992 passers out of 9,183 aspiring lawyers.

The 2020 to 2021 bar remains to hold the highest passing rate, where 8,241 examinees out of 11,402 takers passed.

According to PRC, the difficulty in passing the bar can be attributed to "the growing volume of Philippine cases and statutory laws."

The bar examination last November was held at 14 testing centers across the country. Five of these are located in Metro Manila, while three each are in the rest of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

2022 Bar Exams

Faculty of Civil Law

University of Santo Tomas

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Thomasian

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Justine Xyrah Garcia was the Executive Editor of TomasinoWeb. With more than nine years of experience in journalism, Xyrah has covered a wide range of topics including university and national politics, activism, religion, civic, and education. Throughout her career, she has also written for both campus and local press such as Rappler, The National Guilder, The Lycean Pioneer, and D'Dionisians. Xyrah's passion for journalism began in 2014. Since then, she has devoted most of her time writing stories for and with the people. Outside of work, Xyrah is a film enthusiast. When she is not typing on her laptop, you will most likely find her watching a local indie film while sipping her favorite cup of iced matcha. She also enjoys taking street photographs; you might bump into her while walking in the busy streets of Manila.

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