Juris Doctor Program


The College of Law offers a four-year thesis program leading to the degree of Juris Doctor (JD). The JD program is a professional doctorate degree running through four years and covers the basic principles and theories of the law and jurisprudence.

Program Educational Objective

The program was designed to enable law students to acquire the necessary legal skills and attitudes and be of tangible service to their local communities and the nation at every level of legal studies.

Program Outcomes

The basic law program through the revised model curriculum shall produce graduates who are professionally competent, practice-ready, active, self-directed and lifelong learners responsible, highly ethical, honorable, socially mindful and gender sensitive; willing leaders and servants; and, thinkers and innovators in law. (LEBMO No. 24 Sec. 5, Series of 2021)
The College of Law adopted The Revised Model Curriculum (RMLC) under LEBMO No. 24 Series of 2021 on the First Semester of AY 2022-2023. The RMLC reduced the minimum academic unit load for each subject and the total units for the program. This allows the law students more time for reflective learning and to address health and well-being concerns. The result is a holistic approach to educating students by improving on traditional methods of teaching and learning that are more appropriate for higher learning and graduate studies. (LEBMO No. 24 Sec. 4 (g))

RMLC is rooted in the context that the basic law program is a graduate level of study. It recognizes that the law faculty and the law students equally share in the responsibility of achieving academic goals. This is premised on the concept that the law student is an adult learner, is self-directed, an independent and experiential learner, and a co-creator of knowledge. (LEBMO No. 24 Sec. 5, Series of 2021)

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Juris Doctor Program