Law Aptitude Examination (LAE)

Information Bulletin for AY 2013-2014


Application Form 2013-2014  PDF | DOC format

This Information Bulletin is for applicants planning to take the U.P. Law Aptitude Examination (LAE). The LAE is a requirement for admission to the U.P. College of Law. For school year 2013-2014, the LAE will be administered on Sunday, 25 November  2012, in U.P. Diliman, U.P. Cebu and U.P. Davao.
Admission to the U.P. College of Law is on a competitive basis and based solely on merit. The Admissions Committee shall base their decision on the applicant’s LAE Examination Grades and General Weighted Average (GWA) in the undergraduate course, or additional requirements as it may deem necessary.    

The LAE consists of objective tests designed to measure certain abilities and skills necessary to succeed in the U.P. College of Law. The test subjects include Communication Skills, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary, Critical Thinking, and Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning.

Who may take the examination?

Anyone planning to enter the U.P. College of Law who is a Filipino citizen and who has finished or is finishing at least a bachelor’s degree in the arts or sciences from a recognized college or university, is qualified to take the examination upon prior application, proper identification and registration.  

What are the documentary requirements for LAE registration?

An applicant seeking to register for the LAE must submit the following to the Office of the College Secretary, 1st Floor, U.P. College of Law, Malcolm Hall, Diliman, Quezon City not later than 16 November 2012 (without fine) or 23 November 2012 (with fine):

  1. A duly accomplished REGISTRATION FORM.
  2. Proof of payment of TESTING FEE. For early registrants, the testing fee is  P1,500.00; for late registrants, P 2,000.00. Applicants with annual gross family income of P130,000.00 or less are exempted from payment of the testing fee (submit latest original or duly certified Income Tax Return or a BIR certification that the taxpayer is exempted from filing a Return). Postal Money order must be payable to the U.P. College of Law. Company and Personal checks are not accepted. The testing fee is non-refundable.
  3. Proof of graduation or senior standing. For a holder of a bachelor’s degree, he or she must submit an OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS (OTR) AND GENERAL WEIGHTED AVERAGE. For a candidate for graduation of a bachelor’s degree, he or she must submit a CERTIFICATION from the Registrar of the school where the applicant is enrolled that he is a candidate for graduation for the current year and that he has completed at least 75% of the units required for his course together with a certified TRUE COPY OF GRADES AND GENERAL WEIGHTED AVERAGE in the first three years of college undergraduate work and attach a copy of the CURRICULUM. (N.B. For enrollment in the U.P. College of Law, a successful applicant must already be a baccalaureate degree holder.)
  4. For applicants who are currently enrolled in another law school, a CERTIFICATION OF GOOD STANDING and OTR.
  5. Three (3) passport size recent photos (White Background).
  6. A self-addressed stamped envelope.
  7. Other requirements as may be imposed by the Admissions Committee.

What are the grounds for disqualification?

The following are grounds for disqualification/disapproval of an application or expulsion in case admitted: (a) Concealment, misinterpretation or falsification of any material fact throughout the application process; (b) Serious misconduct resulting in disciplinary action (suspension/expulsion and at anytime of the proceeding) in any of the schools attended; (c) Disqualification for academic reasons in another law school, including probation status; (d) Conviction of an offense involving moral turpitude.

An applicant who qualifies for admission must enroll for the Academic Year 2013-2014, and will not be allowed to defer admission to another year, or to file an application for a leave of absence in the first semester of the AY 2013-2014.

University of the Philippines, College of Law, Diliman, Quezon City Trunkline: 920-5514
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