LAW APTITUDE
EXAMINATION (LAE)

LAW APTITUDE
EXAMINATION (LAE)

LAW APTITUDE EXAM FOR AY 2021-2022

Announcement

APPLICATIONS FOR LAE 2021 NOW BEING ACCEPTED. 

 The deadline for LAE registration and submission of academic records and other requirements is on 15 February 2021. Due to the need to administer the admission process online and the limitations of new protocols, the Admissions Committee will make a first cut of the applicants based on their academic records and other relevant factors including extracurricular achievements and leadership potential, and those affecting diversity and territorial representation.

Those who will qualify to proceed with the application process will be invited to an online preparatory course which will require the use of a computer and internet connection. The prep course is both an orientation to law and an evaluative process of the applicant’s aptitude for law education. It will run for two (2) weeks beginning the third week of February 2021.

The preparatory course will be followed by the Law Aptitude Examination (LAE) and an interview, both to be administered online. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to make a second cut of the applicants prior to the LAE as the results of their performance in the prep course may warrant.

The cost of the application, availability of logistical support and scholarships, and other details are available at the LAE Frequently Asked Questions Page.

Please take note of the following important dates:

Deadline for Applications: 15 February 2021 (Updated)
Online Course: TBA (Updated February 21 2021)
LAE: TBA (Updated February 21, 2021)

While waiting for the LAE registration to open, you may already want to start preparing your documents for submission during the application period.


1. Applicants to the program leading to Juris Doctor (J.D.) are required to have satisfactorily completed in an authorized university or college a bachelor’s degree in arts or science with any of the following subjects as major or field of concentration:

Political Science

Philosophy

English

Economics

History

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

2. Proof of graduation or senior standing in a Bachelor’s degree course:

FOR HOLDERS OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

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

FOR CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATION OF A BACHELOR’S DEGREE

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

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

FOR APPLICANTS WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY OR ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN ANOTHER LAW SCHOOL

  • 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.
  • Official Transcript of Records (OTR)

If your GWA is already included in your Official Transcript of Records, you may upload the page of your Official Transcript of Records where your GWA is indicated as Proof of Graduation and/or Certificate of GWA to comply with the requirements in the online registration. 

The LAE registration website will transcode your GWA from your school’s grading system into a score that conforms with the University of the Philippines standard. If the LAE registration website does not recognize your school’s grading system, please ensure that either 1) the Official Transcript of Records already contains the grading system used by the school; or 2) a Certificate of grading system used is included in the Official Transcript of Records that you upload.


3. ID picture (2” x 2”) with white background. Accepted image formats are .jpg, .jpeg and .png


4. Proof of payment of testing fee, which will be made upon receipt of the Order of Payment and which will be needed to complete your registration:

  • Landbank validated deposit slip with applicant’s name
  • Official receipt from University of the Philippines with applicant’s name
  • For applicants who want to seek exemption from payment of the testing fee, the 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

The UP College of Law extends financial assistance based on need. We can waive the payment of the testing fee and provide scholarships to deserving students.

Admission to the UP College of Law is highly competitive and based solely on merit. With limited slots available in each incoming class, UP Law has a selective admission process. We take into consideration a holistic set of factors in determining admission.  In addition to your LAE results and GWA, UP Law can consider other information in your application form, an in-person interview, and ask for other requirements as may be deemed necessary.

No appeals regarding the final list of applicants qualified for admission shall be entertained. 

 

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for additional guidance when preparing your LAE application.

Please read the LAE Data Privacy Notice for your guidance. 

Contact Information College Secretary, UP College of Law Phone: (+632) 8 920 5514 loc. 103 Email: uplae@up.edu.ph

LAE REGISTRATION

The UP College of Law administers its annual Law Aptitude Examination (LAE) as part of its application process. Registering for the LAE can only be completed online. You will be redirected to a separate website to ensure secure data management.