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Academic Programme

There are two academic offerings in the College: the Juris Doctor and the enhanced Bachelor of Laws degrees, both approved by the Legal Education Board. All academic offerings of the College are pursued in the light of the orientation of the University as a Catholic institution of learning that embodies the principles of academic discipline of San Carlos Borromeo and the missionary charism of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD).

The program of studies are enhanced by a wide array of research and community extension programs, all set within an environment that is highly-conducive for academic excellence. The College of Law is housed at the Law and Business School Building and provided with fully air-conditioned classrooms equipped with multi-media instructional facilities. Its separate and fully air-conditioned library has computer and perk rooms. There are two moot courts and separate offices for the student organizations and the Clinical Legal Education Program and Center for Legal Aid Work of the College. Its faculty and students have ready access to the fastest, most advanced research website, CD Asia Online as well as to Lexis Nexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions.


The mission of the College is to provide timely, relevant, and transformative academic law programs responsive to the needs of the local, national, and global communities in a rapidly changing world.

Curricular Offerings

Programs Offered
(Beginning Academic Year 2013-2014)

Bachelor of Laws (LI.B.)
with Paralegal Certificate upon
completion of second year of studies

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
with Paralegal Certificate upon
completion of second year of studies

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
with Master of Legal Studies
(from San Beda College Graduate
School of Law)

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
with Track in International Law Practice

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
with Track in Litigation and Advocacy

Master of Laws (LI.M.)
from San Beda College Graduate School of Law offered in
University of San Carlos College of Law

Clinical Legal Education Program

In a Resolution En Banc dated 17 February 2004, the Supreme Court approved the petition of the College to offer Clinical Legal Education Program, effective immediately. With this approval, the College will become the first in Cebu City to be able to institutionalize law student practice as part of the course Practice Court in the present curriculum. Law students will then be able to handle cases under the supervision of a lawyer and represent indigent clients in appropriate courts and quasi-judicial agencies.