De La Salle Lipa (DLSL) College of Law produced 49 new attorneys out of 53 examinees in the recently concluded 2020-2021 Philippine Bar examinations, boasting a 92.45% passing rate, April 12.
DLSL’s Bar performance is 56.97% higher than its 35.48% 2019 rate, which placed the institution at the third rank of top law schools with 51-100 first-time takers and retakers.
The recent Bar exam is tagged as the biggest so far after 11,402 aspiring lawyers took the exams nationwide, which had a 72.28% or 8,241 passer turnout, the highest since 1954.
The number of examinees was a combination of new and old law graduates from the last two years after the Bar was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
This was also the first-ever digital Bar exam which was administered in 31 local testings sites, including DLSL, last Feb. 4 and 6.
A law graduate from DLSL and one of the passers, Ahira Joy Lambrinto, told Lavoxa that she was on cloud nine after hearing about the news and was overwhelmed by the love and greetings from friends and family.
She further mentioned that her achievement was in honor of her late father, who told her that she would become the first lawyer in the family and that “he couldn’t be more proud.”
“When I received the good news, the first thing that came to my mind was that God’s promises never fail and that my victory had long been signed and sealed in His Name. I also remembered my late dad, who I know is celebrating with me in heaven,“ Lambrinto said.