College of Law
Within the framework of the basic commitment of Silliman University to the Christian faith, the College of Law aims: (1) to prepare students for a career in Law; (2) to train them for service, responsibility and leadership in the government and the private sector; (3) to instill professional growth and improvement; and (4) to produce competent, honest and dedicated lawyers motivated by the ideals of truth, justice and Christian love.In addition to other applicable University rules, the Juris Doctor (JD) is conferred upon students who have satisfied the entrance requirements and completed the full course of instruction, with a cumulative Q.P.A. of 2.3, as minimum requirement.
The College is housed in the Cornelio T. Villareal Hall, along Hibbard Avenue near the downtown area of Dumaguete City, on the idyllic Silliman campus. It has spacious classrooms, a comfortable moot court, and convenient student and faculty lounges. The Law Library is now located on the second floor of Villareal Hall, adjoining the classrooms and readily accessible to all students and faculty. It is fully airconditioned.
School Year 2020-2021
The Silliman University College of Law has modified its admission process for school year 2020-2021 in response to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Applicants are no longer required to personally appear for an interview by the Admissions Committee of the law school. Submission and processing of applications shall be done online in accordance with the guidelines found hereunder.
General Requirements for Admission to the Juris Doctor (with thesis) program – An entering law student must be a holder of a four-year Bachelor of Science or Arts or equivalent degree and must have earned at least 18 units in English, 6 units in Mathematics and 18 units in Social Science (History, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Current Issues, etc.).
Documentary and Other Requirements – To be considered for admission, applicants shall submit the
- Transcript of Records (TOR) or informative copy of records issued by school registrar if TOR is not yet available (scanned copy);
- 90 to 120-second smartphone video clip (no 4k resolution or higher) of the applicant 1) introducing and giving a background of himself/herself, and 2) identifying a value that he/she finds important in his/her life and expounding how such value has shaped or influenced him/her to be the kind of person he/she is today, citing a specific situation;
- An original essay (saved in PDF format) written by the applicant of not more than 1,000 words on
the following topic:There are verified reports that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a silver lining – unpolluted air, cleaner water and seas, increased marine life activity, the return of many species to their natural habitats, a rejuvenated earth. What issues do you see in a proposal to bestow legal rights to the environment and animals?The essay shall be subject to a plagiarism check.
- Statement of good moral character from the dean or professor of the school previously attended or
from a prominent member of the community who is not related to the applicant (scanned copy);
An email with the aforementioned requirements as attachments shall be sent within the application
period to the following address: [email protected]
If the video clip can not be sent as an attachment due to file size limitations, a link to the file stored in a cloud-based system shall be included in the email. Contact details of the applicant on Facebook Messenger shall likewise be included to facilitate communication in the event that a video conference call is deemed necessary.
Application period is April 24 to July 15, 2020. Applicants will be informed of the status of their applications within five (5) days from receipt of the aforementioned requirements. Online enrollment for incoming freshmen will be from July 20 to 31, 2020. Classes begin on August 17, 2020.
For additional registration/enrollment information, please access the following website: https://su.edu.ph/admissions/admission-procedures/
Scholarships – A limited number of scholarships are available to incoming students who graduated with
honors from Silliman University within the past two (2) school years.
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