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DLSU College of Law wins top award in international mediation competition

Reanne Nichole Lelius Apostol (left) with YIMC officials


HONG KONG – The De La Salle University College of Law (DLSU COL) bagged one of the top awards from the recently concluded 4th Youth International Mediation Competition (YIMC) organized by the prestigious Vis East Moot Foundation Ltd. held in Hong Kong.

Senior year law student Reanne Nichole Lelius Apostol received the Toscar Award, which recognizes the best mediation client during the competition.

The DLSU COL delegation was composed of sophomore student Vin Ching, who took part as mediator, and senior student Fidea Encarnacion, who worked alongside Apostol as counsel. Last year’s Colin J. Wall Award for Best Mediator Awardee, Romeo Lanzarrote, served as the team’s coach.

The YIMC is a competition organized by Vis East Moot Foundation Ltd. Delegates are made to take part in a 2-day training program before commencing with the competition proper. It is an international arbitration mooting competition, which is attended by more than 120 teams from all over the world.

DLSU at the FDI International Arbitration Moot

De La Salle University College of Law (DLSU COL) was named the Top 3 Highest Ranked Team in the Global Finals of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) International Arbitration Moot competition held in Boston, Massachusetts last November 2 to 5.


104 schools worldwide were part of the competition. Two oralists from DLSU COL Julia Pineda and Rob Concepcion ranked 2nd and 3rd highest advocates respectively for the competition. The team received support and instruction from the DLSU College of Law and were coached by two international law practitioners Foreign Attorney  Dr. Harald Sippel and New York Attorney Amanda Lee.


The FDI Arbitration Moot is an annual competition organized by the Center for International Legal Studies in cooperation with the following founding institutions: Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts (FDI 2017 Host School); Pepperdine University Law School Malibu, California; Centre of European Law, King’s College London; and the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Frankfurt/Cologne, Germany.


DLSU law students ace international moot

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De La Salle University College of Law (DLSU COL) students bagged top honors in the recently culminated Vis East Moot in Hong Kong. The prestigious international moot competition took place last July 2 to 8.

Theodore Dolar, Romeo Lanzarrorote, and Gavriil Sulano had a stellar finish, ranking first among all moot participants. The team from DLSU COL was able to defeat representatives from the Edith Cowan University of Australia, last year’s Vis East Moot champions.

Lanzarrote was also given the Colin J. Wall Award for Best Mediator for the Vis East Moot Foundation Ltd’s 3rd Young International Mediation Competition.

Competing universities are from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, and South Korea.

DLSU COL obtains 82% passing rate in the 2016 bar exams

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The De La Salle University College of Law (DLSU COL) obtained a bar exam passing rate of 82% against the national passing rate of  59.06%, the highest recorded passing rate in 30 years.

The newly minted Lasallian lawyers are Ace Aceron, Ma. Regine Agdon, Gem Alegado, Rosa Alfafara, Roque Alvaera, Tanya Andrade, Jazem Ansama, Janna Aquino, Jimi Arranchado, Mila Asiddao, Rhonaliza Burce, Eunice Cajayon, Zoiline Calso, Kristine Calugay, Jeanne Castillo, Leandro Celles, Anjelica Chiongson, Patricia Cruz, Bien De Guzman, Mirriam De Lemos, Marvin De Leon, Regine De Los Reyes, Jan Del Castillo, Jon Diaz De Rivera, Keren Dinaque, Klaire Esden, Czarina Eseque, Maria Figeroa, Edison Flores Jr. Ma. Lorenza Galang, Gelene Guevara, Esteele Hiceta, Philip Kintanar, Renante Ko, Jualie Lantingm Eusebio Lee, Agatha Macalalad, Hector Macapagal, Leah Maligaya, Atom Maronilla, Wilfred Martinez, Mary Mationg, Frederick Mayuga, Charm Medina, Christopher Mercado, Ma. Christina Mojica, Jerome Morada, Sheena Morales, Glenda Ozaeta, Ernesto Palomique, Edgar Pamis, Jerraemie Patulot, Charity Pedrajas, John Ramirez, Gianna Remo, Gabrielle Ricolcol, Mae Sandoval, Ysabel Santos, Jelena Sebastian, Emmanuel Eumir Songcuya, Leonard Syjuco, Sonia Tamondong, Sarah Tan, Hency Tanbengco, Andrew Tiu, Armon tolentino, Norman Velasco, Marian Yambao, Regine Yu, Anna Zaide, Alyssa Zapata, and Danna Zerrudo.

Established in 2009, DLSU COL is one of the youngest law schools in the country. This is the college’s 3rd participation in the bar examinations. The DLSU Juris Doctor (JD) program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, developing in law students the research and communication competence to practice the profession.

The DLSU Juris Doctor (JD) program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, developing in law students the research and communication competence to practice the profession. Coupled with the University’s tradition of excellence and service, the program instills in tomorrow’s young lawyers the compassion and commitment to uphold the rights of the individual, the protection of the environment, and the passion to transform lives–most especially the poor.

DLSU College of Law announces updated admissions requirements for AY 2017-2018

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The De La Salle University College of Law (DLSU COL) released an updated list of requirements as per the Legal Education Board (LEB)’s Memorandum Order No. 7, Series of 2016.

Prospective DLSU COL students are required to take the Philippine Law School Admissions Test (PhilSAT) in order to be admitted into the college. Other requirements include the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree with the required minimum number of units as required by the LEB for taking the Bar exam, submission of all pertinent documents, passing the DLSU Juris Doctor Aptitude Test (JDAT), and passing the College of Law Screening Panel interview.

All students who wish to pursue legal studies in the country must take the PhilSAT. Registration deadline is April 3 and the testing date is on April 16. Testing centers are located in Manila, Baguio, Legaspi, Cebu, IloIlo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Tacloban City, Bacolod City, and Zamboanga City. A testing fee of Php 1,000 will be collected.

For AY 2018-2019, the LEB is looking at scheduling the first PhiLSAT test in September 2017 with a second test in April 2018.  The September 2017 test will take place in time for the enrollment and class opening in the second semester of AY 2017-2018, which will begin in November 2018.

Prospective DLSU COL students may also visit http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/graduate/checklist-local.asp and  http://law.dlsu.edu.ph/ for more information on admissions-related requirements. Aspiring Lasallian law students can submit their admissions requirements until June 10, 2017.

For more information about the PhilSAT, please visit www.cem-inc.org.ph/philsat/ or call LEB at 567-4994. Inquiries can also be emailed to philsat2017@gmail.com.

DLSU College of Law Shifts to Semestral Calendar

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Malacañang appoints COL student to Legal Education Board

Sucgang takes oath before Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Roberto Abad as DLSU College of Law Dean Atty. Jose Manuel Diokno looks on. Photo Credit: Supreme Court of the Philippines

In an October 30 letter from Pres. Benigno Aquino III, Justin DJ Sucgang was formally appointed as a regular member of the Legal Education Board (LEB) to represent the student sector. Sucgang took his Oath of Office last November 25 at the Supreme Court of Manila, Philippines. The DLSU College of Law student was one of the three nominees from the student sector and is the first appointee from a private law school. His excellent track record as a law student prompted his formal appointment to the LEB. Sucgang, also a DLSU Psychology Department lecturer, is a full university scholar and recipient of the Melencio-Herrera scholarship grant. He served as top legal intern in the Office of the Solicitor General in 2012. In the following year, Sucgang worked as an apprentice at the SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Office. The newly appointed member of the Legal Education Board was also part of the baseline study on Philippine Legal education by the University Research Coordination Office. He was also a research assistant in the DLSU COL’s research program workshop on law students’ learning strategies.

Reminders for the 168th Commencement Exercises

THE 168th COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES will be on 12 October 2013, 0900 at the PICC Plenary Hall. The venue for the Reception Lunch will be announced later.

For faculty members, to confirm attendance to the Commencement Exercises and the Reception, please click “Attend Graduation” on your My.LaSalle account. For reference, please keep the electronically-issued confirmation number.

This facility will be accessible from 11 September 2013 (from 0800 to 2000 on weekdays; from 0800 to 1200 on Saturdays). As we have to make various preparations, we regret that we cannot entertain confirmation of attendance beyond 24 September 2012.

Please take note of the following general reminders:

Forum: Defending Human Rights through Media Law | August 28-29, 2013

The DLSU College of Law and Asian Law Students’ Association invite everyone to the forum entitled, “Uniting the Voice of Asia: Defending Human Rights through Media Law.” Keynote Speaker will be Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. This will be held on August 28-29, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium.

The Forum will cover topics such as cyber-libel and cyber-bullying, identity theft and the issue of privacy, perpetration of sexual offenses, piracy and hacking, and censorship and freedom of information and speech.

For reservation and other inquiries, please contact Mr. Ronel Saligumba of the DLSU College of Law at 524-4611 local 285 or email ronel.saligumba@dlsu.edu.ph.


2nd Term Institutional Orientation for Graduate Students (A.Y. 2013-14)

The Office of Student LIFE Graduate Student Programs and Services informs ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS who MISSED the 1st Term Institutional Orientation for AY 2013-14:

The next schedule will be on September 7, 2013 Saturday at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, De La Salle University Manila campus.

Attendance is REQUIRED for all new graduate students which means that there will be an automatic re-enrollment or re-assessment every term until you have attended the orientation. This should be taken on your first three terms in the program.

Please confirm your attendance on or before September 3 , 2013 (Tuesday). We will inform you of the time of your orientation upon confirmation of your attendance. Contact the Graduate Student Programs and Services Coordinator, Ms. Izel B. Guatno at 524-46-11 loc. 732 or send an e-mail to izel.guatno@dlsu.edu.ph.

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