A total of twenty exam takers from the University of St. La Salle are among the 3,812 successful passers of the 2023 Bar Examinations, results released on Dec. 5 by the Supreme Court showed.
The University’s College of Law achieved a passing rate of 77.27% for its first-time exam takers, notably higher than the national average of 36.77%.
In comparison, the 2023 Bar exam national passing rate is lower than the previous year's average of 43.47%.
The newly minted Lasallian lawyers include: Laila Marie P. Abalajon, Stephanie P. Barile, Joevel A. Bartolome, Stephanie Anne C. Be, Lotus Mae G. Bongco, Carl Tahny Jan J. Capistrano, Ernalin G. Costiniano, Gabrielle Martina L. Diaz, Febe Ruth R. Diocares, Brent D. Donasco, Mitzi Caryl T. Encarnacion, Anne Mary Louise L. Ongsuco, Justin Eric T. Pabon, Ricca Joy M. Resula, Jose Maria II. D. Rosales, Nelie France S. Sanchez, May Hope D. Santiago, Crystine Jaye N. Senadre, Lea Dessa A. Socuaco, and Jan Jireh P. Suelo.
USLS College of Law Dean Atty. Ralph Sarmiento hailed the success of Juris Doctor students in the 2023 Bar exams, attributing it to the high-quality education at the University and acknowledging the dedication and excellence of both students and faculty.
“This milestone is not just a reflection of the students' hard work and dedication but also highlights the unwavering commitment and excellence of the law faculty,” Atty. Sarmiento said.
The University congratulates all successful Lasallian takers and extends best wishes for their promising legal careers.