LAW APTITUDE EXAMINATION (LAE)
LAW APTITUDE EXAMINATION (LAE)
Information Bulletin for AY 2017-2018
This Information Bulletin is for applicants planning to take the U.P. Law Aptitude Examination (LAE). Passing the LAE is a requirement for admission to the U.P. College of Law. For Academic Year (AY) 2017-2018, the LAE will be administered on Sunday, 19 February 2017, in U.P. Diliman, U.P. Cebu and U.P. Davao.
Admission to the U.P. College of Law is highly competitive 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. To qualify for enrollment, An applicant must have satisfactorily completed in an authorized university or college a bachelor’s degree in Arts or Sciences with any of the following subjects as major or field of concentration: Political Science, Philosophy, English, History or Economics or a bachelor’s degree holder in a field other than those mentioned above must have earned 12 units of English, 9 units of History/Economics, 9 units of any of the following Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology, and 3 units of Rizal course.
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.
Who may take the examination
Anyone who has 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, is qualified to take the examination upon prior application, proper identification and registration.
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 10 February 2017 (without fine) or 17 February 2017 (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, P2,000.00. 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 (for Regional applicant only). 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 his/her GENERAL WEIGHTED AVERAGE as computed and certified by his/her school’s registrar. 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/she is a candidate for graduation for the current school year together with a certified current/up to date OTR AND GENERAL WEIGHTED AVERAGE and a copy of the CURRICULUM of the course he/she is graduating in. (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. The said 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.
5. Three (3) identical passport size recent photos (White Background).
6. Other requirements as may be imposed by the Admissions Committee.
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) 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 this or 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 2017-2018, and will not be allowed to defer admission to another year, or to file an application for a leave of absence in the first year of the AY 2017-2018.