The UST-Legazpi College of Law holds the distinction of being the first and oldest law school in Albay. It produced its first lawyers in 1955.
It is one of the most reputable law schools in Bicol, with graduates consistently passing the annual Bar Examinations. The College is an active member of the Philippine Association of Law Schools (PALS); its Student Council is also affiliated with the Association of Law Schools in the Philippines (ALSP).
Its alumni comprise the largest component of the legal circles in Albay and the nearby provinces, as judges and practicing lawyers both in the public and private sectors.
The Juris Doctor (JD) program duration is four (4) years, and is offered in two variants:
J.D. DAY CLASS
• Intended for students who will devote their full time
for the study of law
• Classes are held before 5:00 pm on weekdays and
from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays.
• Consists of 160 units in a span of 8 regular semesters.
J.D. NIGHT CLASS
• Intended for students who will be working while
pursuing their law studies
• Classes are held after 5:00 pm on weekdays and from
8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays.
• Consists of 160 units in a span of 8 regular semesters
and 3 summer terms.
The College of Law follows a modified open admission policy, which entitles any individual interested to take up the study of law to be accepted in the program, provided that the applicant is not disqualified by reason of:
a. Unsuitable scholastic aptitude
b. Unfitness in moral character
c. Unpreparedness for the rigors of the undertaking
The University, through the Office of Guidance and Testing,administers the Law Studies Admission Test – an aptitude test to assess the overall academic ability of an aspiring law student to pursue the program.
Furthermore, the applicant’s scholastic records and abilities, admission test results, and character references are also considered during admission.
To be eligible to apply for admission, one must have previously completed a bachelor’s degree, with at least
18 units in English, 6 units in Mathematics, and 18 units in Social Sciences (History, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, etc.)
Enclose all documents in a long brown plastic envelope:
1. Duly accomplished application form and required supporting documents:
• Transcript of Records (1 set original copy and 2 sets photocopy with the following purpose: Copy for
UST-Legazpi, Granted Honorable Dismissal or for Official Purposes)
If not available, the following documents issued by the registrar of the last school/college/university
a. Certified list of grades of subjects taken and completed;
b. Certificate of graduation/certification that applicant is expecting to graduate at the end of the current school year or if graduation is not yet
reflected in the transcript
• NSO/PSA Birth Certificate (2 sets photocopy)
• PhiLSAT Result or Certificate of Exemption (1 set original copy and 2 sets photocopy)
• Picture (3 pcs. of recent 2×2 picture with name tag and white background)
• Marriage Certificate (2 sets photocopy for married women)
2. Testing fee
3. Overall rating not lower than “AVERAGE” in the Law
Studies Admission Test
4. Panel Interview