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  1. Curriculum Offerings
  2. Admission Requirements
  3. Transfer Students
  4. Schedule of Classes
  5. Method and Medium of Instruction
  6. Late Registration
  7. Changing, Transfer & Adding of Subjects
  8. Dropping of Subject
  9. Attendance Requirements

  1. Grading System
  2. General Weighted Average (GWA)
  3. Scholastic Defficiency Rules
  4. Additional Requirement
  5. Leave of Absence
  6. Maximum Residence Rule
  7. Honorable Dismissal
  8. Honors and Awards
  9. Tuition and Other Fees
  10. Scholarships and Discounts


Arellano School of Law offers the following degree programs:

  1. a four-year program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B); and
  2. a five-year program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LL.B).


  • Holder of a Baccalaureate program
  • Must have earned the following number of units in:
    • English - 18 units
    • Social Sciences - 18 units
    • Mathematics - 6 units
  • Must pass the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) composed of:
    • Aptitude Examination
    • Essay Examination
    • Interview
  • Application form
    • Application for Admission (Freshman)
    • Application for Admission (Transferee)
  • 2 passport size pictures
  • Payment of entrance and other prescribed fees
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of good moral character

Applicants who would like to enroll in non-credit law subject may be admitted as special students and may enroll in such as approved by the Dean. He shall not be allowed to enroll in more than six (6) units per semester and must limit his enrollment to not more than four (4) consecutive semesters. At any case, subjects taken shall not be credited.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

A requirement for admission to the Arellano School of Law. The examination will be administered every Saturday, in Arellano School of Law, Taft Avenue corner Menlo St., Pasay City.

The LSAT consists of three parts namely: 1) Aptitude Test; 2) Essay Exam; 3) Interview. The LSAT is designed to measure certain abilities & skills necessary to succeed in the School of Law.

Requirements For LSAT Registration:

For Freshmen:

  1. Completed Application form and submitted to Law Admissions Office (LAO). Failure to fill in information in the Application form shall automatically result in the denial of the same.
  2. Original and Photocopy of Transcript Of Records (TOR);

  3. Certificate of good moral character (if working, from your employer; barangay ;or from school graduated);

  4. Certified true copy and a photocopy of Birth Certificate (if married, include marriage contract);

  5. Two (2) pcs. 2x2 recent colored picture;

  6. Examination fee.

Other requirements as may be imposed by the pertinent authority

For Transferees:

  1. Completed Application form and submitted to Law Admissions Office (LAO). Failure to fill in information in the Application form shall automatically result in the denial of the same.

  2. Copy of grades (provided to meet the current GWA);

  3. Certificate of good moral character (if working, from your employer; barangay);

  4. Certified true copy and photocopy of Birth Certificate (if married, include marriage contract);

  5. Honorable dismissal;

  6. Two (2) pcs. 2x2 recent colored picture;

  7. Exam Fee.

Other requirements as may be imposed by the pertinent authority


Transfer students may be accepted for enrollment in the first three (3) years of the four (4) year program and the first three and a half (3 1/2) years of the five (5) year program provided that they meet the current General Weighted Average (GWA) and other requirements and waivers which the school may impose.


  1. Regular classes are held from Monday to Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.


The Socratic Method or question-and-answer method shall be the principal method of instruction used in the classroom to enable students to think clearly under pressure, to learn to analyze problem situations and develop in them a critical attitude towards the subject matter being discussed. Discussions, recitations and lectures may sometimes be used as additional methods of instruction.

English shall be generally used as the medium of instruction.


The regular enrollment period is scheduled before classes begin. Late registration in normally allowed during the first fifteen (15) calendars days from the official start of regular classes, unless otherwise announced.

A student shall not be allowed to enroll in any subject after fifteen (15) days from the official start of regular student classes unless authorized by the Dean on the basis of the student's scholastic record.

A fine shall be imposed for late registration.


Students who are officially enrolled shall not be allowed to change subjects or transfer to another class except when the original subject(s) enrolled has been dissolved or due to causes not attributable to the fault of the student. Adding of subject shall only be entertained within fifteen (15) days from the start of regular classes, professor shopping is not allowed.


  1. Dropping of subjects may only be allowed at least ten (10) days before the scheduled mid-term examinations subjects to the approval of the professor and the Dean. Thereafter, dropping shall be allowed only from meritorious reasons. Complete withdrawal of all the subjects at any time within a given semester shall only be allowed for justifiable reason subject to the approval of the professor concerned and the Dean.

  2. When a student registers, it is understood that he is enrolling for the entire semester. A student who transfers or otherwise withdraws, in writing, within two weeks after the beginning of classes and who has already paid the corresponding tuition and other school fees in full or for any period longer than one month may be charged 10% of the total amount due for the term if he withdraws within the first week of classes, or 20% if he withdraws within the second week of the classes, regardless of whether he has charged of all the school fees in full or not. If he withdraws any time after the second week of classes, he may be charged all the school fees for the entire semester. However, if the transfer or withdrawal is due to justifiable reasons, as certified by the Dean, the student shall be charged the proportionate fees only up to and including the last month of attendance.


  1. Any student, who, during the semester, exceeds the maximum number of absences, whether excused or unexcused, shall be dropped from the subject concerned if he has incurred:

    1. 24 hours of absences in a 6 unit subject
    2. 20 hours of absences in a 5 unit subject
    3. 16 hours of absences in a 4 unit subject
    4. 12 hours of absences in a 3 unit subject
    5. 8 hours of absences in a 2 unit subject
    6. 4 hours of absences in a 1 unit subject

  2. Tardiness of fifteen (15) minutes shall be considered as an absence.

  3. Time lost by late enrolment shall be considered as time lost by absence.

  4. Excuse from any absence does not absolve the student from compliance with any subject requirement.

  5. Students who are dropped from the rols due to excessive absences shall be given a grade of 65 in the said subject.


  1. The system of grading to be used shall be numerical percentage values (65%, 75%, 78%, 85%, etc.).

  2. The grade of incomplete (INC) is given to the student whose class standing is passing but fails to take the final examination or meet other requirements for the course due to illness or other valid reasons. If the class standing is not passing and the students fails to take the final examinations, the student is given a grade of 65%. All students receiving INC within the prescribed period of time shall mean an automatic 65% grade in the subject.

  3. The final grade shall be computed by assigning the following values:

    1. Final exams ----- 40%
    2. Mid-term exams -- 30%
    3. Class standing -- 30%

  4. The professor may adopt his own system of computing the final grade provided that the students must be informed of the said system at the beginning of classes on the given semester.

  5. Removal examination are not allowed by the school.

  6. Rules on reconsideration of grades

    1. Requests for reconsideration of grades must be in writing, addressed to the Dean, and must be made within two (2) weeks after release of said grades by the office of the registrar. Such request for reconsideration shall be referred to the professor concerned for recommendation prior to the Dean's action therein.

    2. Students are strictly prohibited from communicating directly with the professors, verbally or through anybody, regarding any request for reconsideration. Violation thereof shall be reported by the professor to the Dean and shall mean automatic denial of the request.


The GWA is the average of grades in all subjects taken, whether passed or failed, in AUSL or other law schools, except as may be provided herein. A student who fails to obtain the required GWA, as herein below indicated, may be denied re-enrollment.

A student is considered entering a particular level if he has taken and passed at least 80% of the total number of units in the previous year level based on the AUSL curriculum. For purposes only of computing the GWA, any grade below 68% shall be computed as if it were 68%. The grades actually received by a student as recorded in the Registrarís Office shall not be altered in any manner.

A student who repeats First Year shall be considered as a new student for purposes of computing the GWA.

A failing grade in a subject included in the first two (2) years of the four-year law program and the first two and a half (2 Ĺ) years of the five year program may be excluded from the computation of the GWA if the student is allowed to re-enroll the subject and passes the same with the grade of at least 80%.

A student must possess the required GWA of at least 79% in order to be considered for graduation.

The GWA at present for all year levels is 79%. However, effective AY 2005-2006, the GWA for all freshmen students and transferees shall be 80%.


A student may be denied readmission in any of the following cases:

  1. Failure to meet the GWA.
  2. Failure to pass the least 50% of the academic units enrolled in any semester.

  3. If, being on probation, fails in any of the subjects he is taking. Any student who fails in the least 35% of the units he is taking in any semester shall be placed on probation.


No student may be allowed to take any review subject without having taken and completed all undergraduate subjects.


Permission for prolonged leave of absence must be sought from the Dean. The period of the leave may not exceed one year at any one time. Students whose total cumulative leaves of absence exceed four semester shall not be allowed to re-enroll in the College.


  1. 4 year program - 12 semesters
  2. 5 year program - 14 semesters


Any student who desires to sever his relations with the College shall file an application for Honorable Dismissal and shall secure the necessary clearance before favorable action may be made.


Student who complete their courses with the following minimum weighted average grade shall with honors.

  1. Summa Cum Laude
  2. 95%
  3. Magna Cum Laude
  4. 92%
  5. Cum Laude
  6. 88%

Other honors and awards may be given to deserving students.


  1. Tuition fee rates in the Arellano Law School shall be assessed per unit of academic subjects enrolled in a semester of any given school year.

  2. The tuition fee rate of a student shall be based on the school year in which the student entered Arellano Law School, whether as a new student or as a transferee. It shall remain the tuition fee rate of the said student for as long as he/she is enrolled in the law school, except in cases where there is a need for Management to increase tuition fees. For purposes of control, the year first enrolled in, as indicated in the permanent student number of the student shall be used.

  3. For each school year, Management shall normally increase tuition fees in the first year for new students and transferees. However, should there be need for the law School to increase tuition fees rates for old students, then said tuition fees rates shall be increased in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Commission on Higher Education.

  4. For the School Year 2010-2011, the tuition fee rates for all First Year Student and transferees shall be TWO THOUSAND (P2,000.00) Pesos per unit. On the other hand, tuition fee rates of old students, meaning incoming second, third and fourth rates for the current school year and shall remain their tuition fee rates until they graduate unless otherwise increased by management.

  5. A Computer Laboratory Fee shall be assessed to student enrolled in computer related subjects aa follows:

    1. Advance Legal Writing
    2. 2,100.00
    3. Technology and the Law
    4. 700.00

  6. Miscellaneous Fees shall be as follows:

    1. Medical and Dental
    2. Library
    3. Registration
    4. Guidance and Counseling
    5. Student Council
    6. Legal Aid Clinic
    7. Student Publication
    8. Developmental
    9. Athletic
    10. Law & Policy Review
    11. Lawphil
    12. Student Development Fund
    13. T O T A LPhp8,000.00

    Fees for identification cards (ID)s shall likewise be imposed.


New students who have achieved honors in their undergraduate courses shall be given discounts as follows:

  1. Summa Cum Laude
  2. 100% discount on tuition fees
  3. Magna Cum Laude
  4. 75% discount on tuition fees
  5. Cum Laude
  6. 50% discount on tuition fees

Students with an annual cumulative weighted average of at least 85% shall likewise be given tuition fee discounts. Alumni of Arellano University shall be given 20% discount.

The Foundation also gives scholarships to top or deserving applicants.

Last updated: June 23, 2014

Arellano University School of Law
Taft Avenue Corner Menlo St. Pasay City, Philippines
Tel. No.: (632) 404-3089 to 93 Fax.No.: (632) 521-4691

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