2007 Bar exams results out this week

Posted at 03/27/08 4:43 PM

The Supreme Court  will release the names of those who passed the 2007 Bar exams this week.
In a press statement, the Supreme Court said that the list of the names will be displayed in LCD projectors to be strategically displayed at the Supreme Court front yard near its Padre Faura entrance. The results can be viewed simultaneously at www.supremecourt.gov.ph, the official website of the High Court.   Justice Adolfo S. Azcuna chairs the 2007 committee on Bar examinations.   A total of 5,626 law graduates from 109 law schools nationwide took the exams held on September 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2007 at the De La Salle University in Taft Avenue, Manila, according to figures from the Office of the Bar Confidant headed by Deputy Clerk of Court and Bar Confidant Ma. Cristina B. Layusa.   A total of 5,804 law graduates filed their petitions to take the 2007 Bar exams. Of this number, 5,799 were admitted.    The Rules of Court provide that “a candidate may be deemed to have passed his examination successfully if he has obtained a general average of 75% in all subjects without falling below 50% in any subject.”   In determining the average, subjects in the examinations are given the following relative weights: Political and International Law, 15%; Labor and Social Legislation, 10%; Civil Law, 15%; Taxation, 10%; Mercantile Law, 15%; Criminal Law, 10%; Remedial Law, 20%; and Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises, 5%, for a total of 100%.   The Supreme Court statement released the following statistics on Bar exams results for the past seven years:

Year Total Number of Examinees Total Number of Those Who Passed Percentage 2006 6,187 1,893 30.60% 2005 5,607 1,526 27.22% 2004 5,249 1,659 31.61% 2003 5,349 1,108 20.71% 2002 4,659 917 19.68% 2001 3,849 1,266 32.89% 2000 4,698 979 20.84%