The UP College of Law celebrates diversity among its students. The students come from various academic backgrounds — political science, economics, philosophy, chemistry, biology, geodetic engineering, and medicine, among others. They also have a variety of interests such as events organizing, yoga, belly dancing, arnis, web designing, and photography, and share divergent views on society, the economy, and religion.
For their extra-curricular activities, they can participate in inter-university debates and various international Moot Court competitions during the year. UP Law students have excelled in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, and Red Cross (Asia-Pacific) International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition. They also send a delegation to the annual Conflicts of Law, an inter-law school sports competition organized by the Association of Law Students of the Philippines.
Moreover, the students are active in many student organizations in the College such as: the UP Law Student Government (UP LSG), UP Bar Operations Commission (UP BOC), UP Law Electoral Commission, Philippine Law Journal (PLJ), UP Paralegal Volunteers Organization (UP PVO), UP Law Debate and Moot Court Union (LDMU), UP National Union of People’s Lawyers, Karapatan ng Komunidad sa Loob ng Selda (KAKOSA), UP OUTLaws, UP Motions, UP Law Charivari, UP Law Christian Fellowship (LCF) and others.
This variety allows for lively classroom discussions as well as healthy academic discourse. What binds our students together is their pursuit of the law—inculcated in the grand manner of honor, excellence, and a passion for justice—for the betterment of the nation and of the Filipino people.
Facilities such as the UP Law Library and the Student Lounge serve as a second home to students. The College also boasts of a newly renovated Learning Commons where Café de Lipa is located.
Scholarship applications from qualified students for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs are only accepted during the admissions period. Students are matched to the type of scholarship grant based on their academic standing as well as financial need. The annual application process (beginning in the Summer) will allow applicants to indicate their interest in and eligibility for scholarships. Additional information may be requested based on the type of scholarship applied for. Please watch this space for announcements.
Alternatively, for a list of external scholarships (from the UP system, government, and corporate/private sponsors), please visit the university’s Scholarships and Grants page. You may send your applications directly to the scholarship program of the University.