- The results of the 2019 Bar Examination was released by the Supreme Court on April 29
- Out of the 7,685 aspiring lawyers, only 2,103 were able to pass the Bar Exam
- The passing rate for this year was 27.36%, this was higher than the passing rate in 2018
- Mae Diane Azores from the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi topped the 2019 Bar examinations with a 91.04% rating
The results of the 2019 Bar examination taken last year at the University of Sto. Tomas has been officially released on Wednesday (April 29).
KAMI learned that out of 7,685 aspiring lawyers, only 2,103 passed the exam.
As reported by the Inquirer, the passing rate for the latest Bar Exam was 27.36 percent. This was higher than the 22.07% passing rate in 2018.
In a report by CNN Philippines, the result was posted online, as people were advised that no visitors shall be allowed at the Supreme Court.
“For those whose names will be included in the List of Bar Passers, congratulations! Kindly wait for further announcements regarding the clearance procedure, oath-taking ceremony, and roll-signing,” the High Court said in a statement.
Mae Diane Azores from the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi topped the 2019 Bar examinations with a 91.04% rating. She is followed by Princess Fatima Parahiman of the University of the East who had an 89.523% rating.
You may view the list of all passers here.
Meanwhile, Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen gave a message to the aspiring lawyers before the result was released.
“For those who will become lawyers, remember that the profession is not all that you are. Be humble. Resist greed. Learn to sacrifice. Every privilege comes with responsibility. Address inequality. Strive for social justice. Serve the people,” he wrote on Twitter.
The 2019 Bar examination was held for four consecutive Sundays in 2019. The examinees were tested based on their knowledge on eight subjects such as Political Law and Labor Law, Civil Law and Taxation, Mercantile Law and Criminal Law, Remedial Law and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises.
Congratulations to all new lawyers!
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