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It’s happening: LEB approves JD migration to all PH law schools

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The Legal Education Board recently approved the migration of the basic law course to a Juris Doctor degree. LEB Chair EJ Aquende posted that all law schools will be moving to the said program on a national level.


The LEB is now requiring all law schools to shift their programs to that of a JD. Many reacted and even clarified the directive including Dean Mel Sta. Maria who asked about the exemptions since he is not comfortable to carry a JD without the proper qualifications.

Aquende requested that he visits him so they can have a meal together over the question. However, he puts it simply that having the right electives and considerations do not equate to a JD.

MSU Law Dean Alizedney Ditucalan also commented on the said post and stated that the Philippines is the only country that continuously requires a thesis. Aquende was quick to retort that it is part of academic freedom and that no law degree should be held lower.

Mahaba-habang diskusyon to!


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