Magistrates suggest reforms for legal education

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Justices of the Supreme Court who attended the Legal Education Summit have proposed several reforms for the country’s legal education system.

Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin supported a proposal to improve law curriculum to adopt to global legal practices, and make new lawyers as “practice-ready lawyers.”

Bersamin led the en banc approval revising the law-student practice rule allowing sophomore law students to appear in courts.

For his part, SC senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio underscored the need to to globalize the Philippine legal education.

He stressed Philippine law schools should strengthen their teaching of international law.

On the other hand, Associate Justice Marvic Leonen suggested changes in the Bar examinations like the uploading of previous Bar questions in the SC website, and the ‘pass and fail’ system.

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