The University of Makati (UMak) will launch its School of Law in August and will offer a Juris Doctor program to aspiring lawyers nationwide.
In its initial venture in legal education, the city government of Makati has approved the establishment of the UMak School of Law through City Ordinance 2017-044.
It approved a full scholarship program for the pioneer batch of the law school wherein students will enjoy free tuition and miscellaneous fees, a P20,000 book stipend annually and a P10,000 monthly allowance for the entire academic year.
Slots are open to students who obtained Latin honors in their undergraduate studies and those who pass the UMak LSAT and the Legal Education Board-mandated Philippine Law School Admission Test (PHILSAT).
Those who want to apply must submit their Official Transcript of Records, a Certification of Latin Honors and their PHILSAT passing rate to the Office of the University Secretary, 3/F Administration Building, University of Makati, J.P. Rizal Extension, Makati City. Deadline for application is on July 26, 2017. For further inquiries, call 883-1874 and 0917-8498113 or 0917-8305319.
“The UMak School of Law is part of the city government’s effort to continuously provide opportunities for our residents and fellow Filipinos to partake in the economic progress of the city towards self-development that will contribute to further progress of our city and the country,” UMak President Tomas B. Lopez Jr. said.
The School of Law program was developed with the guidance of its Founding Dean, former Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Binay said the UMak School of Law “aims to develop future Filipino lawyers that can excel in both the theory and practice of the law, capable of meeting the changing demands of the legal profession, anchored on the principles of love of country, justice and the rule of law.”