PLM College of Law
|Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
College of Law
|Type||Public college, city-funded|
|Dean||Atty. Ernesto P. Maceda Jr.|
|Associate Dean||Atty. Marisol DL. Anenias|
|Location||Intramuros, Manila, Philippines|
The PLM Law Center, in coordination with the Philippine Association of Law Professors, annually holds a series of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) seminars.
Through the Board Resolution No. 1329, the establishment of a College of Law in the University and installation of the curriculum for the first year level was authorized by the PLM Board of Regents. During its deliberation, the Board agreed that the College of Law should primarily promote social justice through legal education. It is from this principle that the curriculum was developed.
On April 2, 1990, the Board approved the curriculum for the second, third, and fourth year levels based on DECS Order No. 27, Series of 1989 (Standard Law Curriculum). The first Dean of the College was Atty. Serafin V.C. Guingona, who was later appointed as Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals.
For the 10-year period from 1996 to 2005, the Office of the Bar Confidant included the College of Law as one of the top ten law schools in the Philippines. In 2005, the College had registered its highest passing rate of 87.50% in the bar examinations since its conception. On the same year, the College, aiming to develop the writing skills of law students, added 7 units of Legal Writing subjects in its curriculum.
High-profile legal personalities have joined the College of Law teaching staff, like former Senator Ernesto Maceda in the legislation and public governance and lawyer Katrina Legarda for family law.
The College of Law has the following requirements for admission:
- A General Weighted Average (GWA) of at least 2.00 (85%) in the bachelor’s degree
- Applicants must have earned (18) units of English, (6) units of Mathematics, (18) units of Social Science subjects. Applicants lacking units must satisfy these requirements during summer before they are allowed admission
- Certification of the Barangay Chairman that the applicant is a bonafide resident of the city of Manila and voter of the city of Manila (for Manila Scholars or non-paying students only). Non-residents of the city of Manila may apply as a paying student
- Official Transcript of Records (TOR) from a recognized university or college
- Applicant’s residence certificate
- Income tax return of applicant or applicant’s parent from the year prior to the date of application.
- Two (2) recent passport size, identical colored photos.
- A letter of recommendation from the Dean or Head of former school
- Performance in the PLM College of Law Admission Test
An applicant who passes the Admission Test will be informed of the date of interview. Non-response within five (5) days and/or his/her non-appearance will cause forfeiture of slot in the College. The Committee on Admission reserves the right to deny the admission of an applicant if the above requirements and all other admission criteria are not satisfactorily complied with.
Admission decision will be based on the result of the evaluation of all the required documents, as well as the entrance examination and the interview. The Committee on Admission shall submit to the Dean of the College its recommendation for his review and final recommendation to the President of the University. Any evidence of fraud, misrepresentation, or non-disclosure by the applicant of any information relative to the requirements shall be ground for the cancellation of his admission or enrollment.
Curricular offering [change]
- "With Due Respect: Is The Bar Exam Still Necessary?". Inquirer.Net. 2007-04-29. Archived from the original on 2007-04-29. http://services.inquirer.net/print/print.php?article_id=63096. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
- "A Quality Local University with A National Presence". The Manila Bulletin. 2006-07-31. Archived from the original on 2006-07-31. http://www.plmayers.info/phil/bulletin.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-02. "While quite a number landed as board placers in social work, electrical engineering, and chemistry, the College of Law registered its highest passing rate of 87.50% since its first offering in 1989."
- "New Curriculum for Law Focuses on Writing Proficiency". Ang Pamantasan official website. 2005. Archived from the original on 2005. http://angpamantasan.web1000.com/apr05news9.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
- Lontaytao, Rommel C. "PLM ‘big brother’ reaches out to poor students." The Manila Times. June 26, 2008.
Other websites [change]
- PLM Official University website
- PLM Official Student Publication website
- PLM Geocities site
- Association of South East Asian Institutes of Learning
- Wikipedia Map