November 2019 Bar Examinations topnotchers Atty. Mae Diane M. Azores, 1st place, and Atty. Myra M. Baranda, 3rd place, paid a courtesy call to the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi (UST-Legazpi) Rector and President Rev. Fr. Ernesto M. Arceo, OP, STL, PhD on July 8, 2020 at the Office of the Rector and President (ORP). Also present in the formal meeting were the Vice-President for Administration and Finance Rev. Fr. Edwin A. Lao, OP, MM, Vice-President for Religious Affairs Rev. Fr. Felix C. Legaspi, III, OP, Assistant to the Rector for Academic Affairs Marytina Raquel R. Bonganay, MOS, Dean of the College of Law Mary Ailyne L. Zamora, and the Office of Media, Alumni, and Public Affairs Director Elisa L. Espadero, LPT.
The intimate gathering provided an opportunity where Atty. Azores and Atty. Baranda imparted how UST-Legazpi contributed to their journey as lawyers. Both attorneys cited how recitations given by professors in the College of Law helped them draw mental pictures while answering questions in the Bar Exam. Moreover, they related that prayers and faith, such as having a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, played a major role in their feat.
Furthermore, the topnotchers imparted that the UST-Legazpi College of Law taught them that the essence of obtaining a law degree is not just about passing the Bar Exam and being a lawyer but using the profession to help others.