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SC strikes off PhilSAT as required nat'l law school entrance test

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Some powers of the Legal Education Board (LEB) are also declared as unconstitutional

PHILSAT. Petitioners successfully remove PhilSAT which has been imposed as the additional requirement for aspiring law students on top of the schools' own entrance examinations. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SC tackles: Should national law school entrance test PhilSAT be removed?

Mar 05, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Justice Leonen raises the concern that the nationwide test under the control of the State may infringe on academic freedom

PHILSAT. Petitioners want to remove PhilSAT which has been imposed as the additional requirement for aspiring law students on top of the schools' own entrance examinations. Photo by Rappler

Ateneo de Manila University hosts ‘The 4th Malaga Conference’ June 5-7

May 25, 2018 - 2:48 PM

PRESS RELEASE: A rich scholarly discourse is expected on diverse topics on private law of the Philippines and Spain. Papers on law will include the following themes: diversity, governance, medicine, science, and transformative education.

[OPINION] Gears shifted: From nurse to lawyer

Apr 28, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The shifting of gears was not always well-oiled. It had its fair share of creaks and clunks.

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, February 12-18, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Must-watch videos this week

DISINFORMATION. Computer programmer Carlos Nazareno shares how Duterte supporters swarmed the Facebook page of the  International Criminal Court shortly after it announced its probe on the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Media expert warns journalists against acting like 'stenographers'

Feb 15, 2018 - 5:41 PM

'A journalist, by repeatedly reporting, accurately quoting Duterte's false claims, inadvertently becomes a peddler of fake news,' veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas also says at the Democracy and Disinformation Forum

JOURNALISTS AS STENOGRAPHERS. Media studies professor Cherian George warns journalists against acting like 'stenographers,' as he addresses the Democracy and Disinformation Forum in Manila on Februar 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

FIGHT BACK. 'Don't surrender your space to people who are faceless, nameless, and mindless, says TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao at Democracy and Disinformation forum on February 13, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: Democracy and Disinformation Forum

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:46 PM

How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back

Jose Maria Hofileña is new Ateneo Law School dean

Feb 09, 2018 - 3:12 PM

In his memorandum to the Ateneo community announcing Jose Maria Hofileña's appointment, university president Father Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, points out the special mission of lawyers and law students in the era of fake news

HOFILEÑA, Jose Maria G.

Robredo hits culture of violence in fraternities

Sep 24, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'Mahirap talagang intindihin... Maraming paraan para masukat mo kung gaano ka-desidido iyong isang tao na sumali [sa grupo],' says Vice President Leni Robredo on hazing

DIP. Vice President Leni Robredo's satisfaction ratings dropped by 11 points from 37% in Deecember to 26% in April, based on a survey by the Social Weather Stations. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

#InspireCourage: How young mom from Batangas became Bar topnotcher

May 06, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Nia Rachelle Gonzales who once quit law school places 9th in the 2016 Bar Exams

BAR TOPNOTCHER. Nia Rachelle Gonzales dedicates her success to her mother and daughters. Photo courtesy of SC PIO

LIST: Passers: 2017 Philippine Law School Admission Test

May 05, 2017 - 5:00 PM

A total of 6 575 out of 8 074 pass the first ever Philippine Law School Admission Test

81.43% pass first national law school entrance test PhilSAT

May 05, 2017 - 4:42 PM

For 2017 law schools that intend to accept non passers of the Philippine Law School Admission Test will have to submit a justification to the Legal Education Board

Bar 3rd placer wants to practice law in hometown

May 04, 2017 - 8:04 PM

There are offers from law firms in Manila but I haven t considered them yet I really love Dipolog City life here is simple no traffic problems Liong says

BAR PASSER. Athalia Briones-Liong meets Sancho S. Amatong, president of Andres Bonifacio College in Dipolog City. Photo by Gualberto Laput

DLSU College of Law announces new application requirements

Mar 28, 2017 - 4:32 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Prospective DLSU COL students are required to take the PhilSAT in order to be admitted into the college Deadline for application is April 3

CJ to law schools: Help those who fail the Bar

Aug 27, 2016 - 4:37 PM

Do not tell me that we are not accountable for the lives of these people Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno tells law schools

CHIEF MAGISTRATE. This photo taken on August 25, 2016, shows Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno listening to a question during a press conference in Manila. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Proclamation of senators, Vitaliano Aguirre, EgyptAir | 6PM wRap

May 19, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Call for entries: Jose W. Diokno Legal Writing Competition

Feb 29, 2016 - 10:05 PM

A writing competition open to all law students who are currently enrolled in any Philippine law school Deadline of entries on August 15 2016

2015 Ateneo Law Grand Alumni Homecoming

Oct 20, 2015 - 4:31 PM

For more information please contact the Ateneo Law Alumni Association Inc office at tel no 5110955

Legalizing medical marijuana: 'Listen to patients'

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Can doctors support the legalization of medical marijuana in good faith?

'LISTEN TO PATIENTS.' Junice Melgar (L), Manuel Teehankee (C), and Malou Tiquia (R) are the adjudicators of the inter-university debate on legalizing medical marijuana held Tuesday, June 9 at the House of Representative. Photo by Kristine Pauline Ongtengco

Law students debate on legalizing medical marijuana in PH

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:38 AM

The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill is still pending with the House committee on health more than a year after it was filed in 2014

Inter-university debate on legalization of medical marijuana

May 30, 2015 - 4:14 PM

PRESS RELEASE: This interactive exhibition debate serves to generate discourse and create awareness on House Bill No 4477 or The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act

2014 Bar exams No. 2 wants to 'influence the influencers'

Mar 26, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Christian Drilon valedictorian of Ateneo Law School Class 2014 wants to teach law

2014 Bar 6th placer: 'Time for San Beda to be recognized'

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Jose Angelo David who placed 6th in the 2014 Bar exams says he was overjoyed that his college placed prominently in the rankings

Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Putting the dot where it matters

Mar 15, 2015 - 7:00 AM

After four years of studying law it all boils down to one point: hard work

2015 bar exams moved to November

Jan 27, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The High Court s decision takes into account the effect of the academic calendar shift on the review period of law graduates

Database of Ateneo Law School website hacked

Dec 08, 2014 - 10:11 PM

On the leaked file was a list of usernames passwords and full names of supposed Ateneo Law School students who log in to the school s online Student Access Module

HACKED. An anonymous group hacked into the database of an Ateneo Law School website. Image from Youtube screengrab

Will China follow PH arbitration case ruling?

Oct 30, 2014 - 8:15 AM

An American international law scholar says countries that are parties to laws such as UNCLOS already agreed to follow processes such as arbitration

UP, Ateneo Law student gov'ts hit Aquino on DAP

Jul 27, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Both student governments say the President did not respect the independence of the Supreme Court in his recent defense of the disbursement acceleration program

Is it time for schools to recognize fraternities?

Jul 10, 2014 - 10:21 AM

If you do not recognize fraternities on campus they go underground

DRAGGED. This CCTV footage shows one of the victims of the hazing incident being dragged along the corridors of a condominium in Manila. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Make or break: My freshman law story

Jun 22, 2014 - 9:50 PM

To say that my first year in law school was the hardest thing I ever had to accomplish would be an understatement

Outside autopsy finds failed IV in botched US execution

Jun 14, 2014 - 8:55 AM

Forensic pathologist Joseph Cohen observes bruising and punctures on the arms legs and near the femoral artery indicating multiple failed attempts to set an IV

Filipino Columbia Law grad to peers: Begin with excellence in mind

May 25, 2014 - 9:22 AM

Excellence is found not in doing extraordinary things but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well

BE EXCELLENT. Patrick Perillo speaks at the graduation ceremony at Columbia Law School in New York City. Photo contributed by the author

Filipino Penn Law grad to classmates: Be responsible world citizens

May 19, 2014 - 12:58 AM

We do not need a self proclaimed genius to change the world We just need to have our hearts in the right place

Michael Marcos Manotoc

Mar 18, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Among the Bar passers Michael Manotoc son of Representative Imee Marcos is the first Marcos to attend UP Law School after his grandfather s presidency

Photo from Newsbreak archives

Law school jitters

Mar 18, 2014 - 5:04 PM

The real adventure of lawyers begins on the first day of class

UP College of Law releases list of 2014 exam passers

Jan 30, 2014 - 4:21 PM

A total of 180 applicants passed the exam while 130 are for interview

Hard questions on PDAF and DAP

Oct 07, 2013 - 8:23 AM

DAP disbursements made upon recommendation by senators and other legislators were illegal

IN PHOTOS: Sigma Rho at 75

Aug 02, 2013 - 9:53 AM

The first law based Greek letter fraternity in Asia Sigma Rho celebrates its 75th anniversary today with a roster of key national players

From Arroyo to Aquino, impunity continues — int'l observers

Jul 21, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Military generals implicated in alleged human rights violations have been promoted

MILITARY SPY? International human rights advocates spot alleged military spy following them in Mindanao. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

Bar topnotcher chooses Myanmar for practice

Jul 20, 2013 - 6:07 PM

Sometimes the best laid plans turn out differently as in the case of lawyer PJ Bernardo s Burmese adventure

FROM HARVARD LAW TO MYANMAR. Lawyer PJ Bernardo found himself pioneering in a new milieu. Photos courtesy of Peter Imbong

Taxi driver-lawyer is driven to succeed

May 01, 2013 - 1:30 PM

He did not expect to pass the bar and conditioned himself for a retake But he made it

Corona tells graduates he's fighting for 'democracy'

Mar 27, 2012 - 3:04 PM

The Chief Justice called on the graduates of the Philippine Law School to join his fight vs people who want a compliant and malleable judiciary

Is the Corona trial dividing Ateneo?

Feb 24, 2012 - 3:32 PM

Both online and offline battle lines are being drawn between the critics and sympathizers of the Chief Justice

DELETED. The invite to the noise barrage for transparency.

CJ Corona: Impeachment trial now an inquisition

Feb 11, 2012 - 11:50 PM

He says his constitutional rights have been blatantly and grossly violated

CHIEF JUSTICE. 'I have everything to lose.' Photo by Emil Sarmiento

Tax cigarettes & booze to fund better health care

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Officials from the Department of Health and the World Health Organization are eyeing taxes on tobacco and alcohol as a way to finance healthcare