LAW APTITUDE EXAMINATION (LAE) Information Bulletin for AY 2019-2020

LAW APTITUDE EXAMINATION (LAE)
Information Bulletin for AY 2019-2020
LAE Online application: http://lae.law.upd.edu.ph/

 

This Information Bulletin is for applicants planning to take the U.P. Law Aptitude Examination (LAE).

 

ABOUT LAE

The LAE consists of objective tests designed to measure certain abilities and skills necessary for the study of law at the U.P. College of Law.

The test subjects include Communication Skills, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary, Critical Thinking, and Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning.

Passing the LAE is a requirement for admission to the U.P. College of Law. Applicants will be assessed for admissions on the basis of both the LAE results and their academic results.

 

WHEN IS THE NEXT LAE?

For Academic Year (AY) 2019-2020, LAE will be administered on Sunday, 17 February 2019 in the following test venues:

          · UP Diliman

          · UP Baguio

          · UP Cebu

          · UP Visayas

          · UP Mindanao

          · Cagayan de Oro City

          · Naga City

Registration will opens on 29 November 2018, Thursday.

The deadline for LAE application is on 01 February 2019, Friday. Applications received after this date, but in no case later than 08 February 2019, will be accepted subject to the payment of a fine.

 

WHO CAN TAKE THE LAE?

Applicants are required to have finished or is finishing a 4-year bachelor’s degree in the arts or sciences from a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized college or university with any of the following subjects as major or field of concentration:

·       Political Science ·       Economics
·       Philosophy ·       History
·       English  

A bachelor’s degree holder in a field other than those mentioned above must have earned the following minimum number of units:

English 12 Units
History or Economics 9 Units
Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology 9 Units
Rizal Course 3 Units

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER FOR LAE?

1. Applicants must register and complete the application online at http://lae.law.upd.edu.ph/
          2. Proof of graduation or senior standing

FOR HOLDERS OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

o Official Transcript of Records (OTR)
o General Weighted Average (GWA) as computed and certified by the school registrar

FOR CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

o Certification from the school registrar that the applicant is a candidate for graduation for the current school year
o Latest Official Transcript of Records (OTR)
o General Weighted Average (GWA) as computed and certified by the school registrar
o Copy of the curriculum of the course the applicant is graduating in.

(N.B. For enrollment in the U.P. College of Law, a successful applicant must already be a baccalaureate degree holder.)

FOR APPLICANTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN ANOTHER LAW SCHOOL
          o Certification of good standing
                    The certification must include the fact that the applicant is not disqualified by any reason to re-enroll in the said school the next school year.
o Official Transcript of Records (OTR)

3. ID picture (1”x1”) with white background. Accepted image formats are .jpg, .jpeg and .png

4. Testing fee proof of payment. The test fee is Php1500 for early registrants. Late registrants must pay the test fee plus fine amounting to Php2,000.
o Landbank validated deposit slip with applicant’s name

Landbank account details:
         Account name: UPD Revolving Fund
         Account number: 3072-1006-96

o Official receipt from University of the Philippines with applicant’s name
          Payments are accepted from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm at the UP College of Law Collecting and Disbursing Section, Room 113 Bocobo Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Please note that personal or company cheques are not accepted for test fee payments. The testing fee is non-refundable.

 

5. Latest original or duly certified Income Tax Return or a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) certification that the taxpayer is exempted from filing a tax return for those that seek financial assistance or exemption to pay the test fee.

6. Other requirements as may be imposed by the Admissions Committee.


WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS ON THE TEST DAY?

1. Admission Ticket - generated online after successful application and verification

2. Two (2) lead pencils

3. Valid Identification card (Photo bearing school ID, Employee’s Photo ID, Driver’s License, Passport or photo bearing certification from school registrar or employer)

GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION

The following are grounds for disqualification/disapproval of an application for admission:

(a) Concealment, misinterpretation or falsification of any material fact throughout the application process;

(b) Intentional submission of incorrect documents, falsified documents, or non-submission of the required documents;

(c) Serious misconduct resulting in disciplinary action (suspension/expulsion and at anytime of the proceeding) in any of the schools attended;

(d) Disqualification for academic reasons in this or in another law school, including probation status;

(e) Conviction of an offense involving moral turpitude.