CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW JURISTS LAWYERS!
Congratulations to the new Jurists Lawyers who hurdled the tough 2012 Bar Examination. Special commendation to Atty. Ralph Karlo B. Barcelona of Aquinas University, who placed 7th with a score of 83.43%, in the process breaking the stranglehold of Ateneo de Manila and U.P. on the top ten.
A very challenging bar examination consisting of lengthy MCQ and essay exams held under grinding time pressure resulted in only 949 out of 5,343 aspirants making the grade for a low pass rate of 17.76%, the fourth lowest in history. The Supreme Court in fact had to lower the passing mark from 75% to 70%, otherwise only 361 (6.75%) would have passed.
This makes the achievement of the new Jurists lawyers all the more commendable. Hail to the new Jurists lawyers! Jurists is so proud of each and everyone of you. See you on the opening of Jurists Season 9 on 18 May 2013!