Atty. Andre Palacios
The Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Visayas will host a fellowship dinner for the alumni of the UP College of Law who are in Western Visayas.
UPV Chancellor Clement Camposano is inviting the UP Law alumni in Region 6 to attend the fellowship dinner to be held on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., at the main building, also known as the Old Iloilo City Hall, at the UPV Iloilo City campus.
Before dinner at 5:00 p.m., the UP Law alumni may view the Law classrooms in the main building and take a group photo at the newly-inaugurated Oblation Plaza.
The event will highlight the UP Law extension program in UPV, which began in September 2021 under the leadership of UP President Danilo Concepcion, and with the support of UP Law Dean Edgardo Carlo Vistan II and UPV Chancellor Camposano. The launch of the UP Law extension program in UPV coincides with the 75th anniversary of UP’s presence in Iloilo.
UP Law offers the 4-year Juris Doctor program to full-time students and the 5-year program for students with full-time employment at the UP campuses in Diliman, Quezon City, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, and since September 2021, in Iloilo City.
The special guests at the event this coming April 17 are the UP Law graduates in Western Visayas who recently passed the 2020/2021 bar examinations. The Supreme Court released the results of the exam on April 12, 2022. Three hundred forty-one out of 345 UP Law graduates, or 98.84%, passed the exam on their first attempt. Over two out of every five UP Law passers, or 44%, obtained a grade of 85 or better.
Fourteen passers, including four from UP Law, are classified as “excellent passers” for getting a grade higher than 90. Over 760 passers, including 147 from UP Law, are classified as “exemplary passers” for obtaining a grade of 85 to 90. UP Law has the largest number of excellent and exemplary passers among all Philippine law schools.
The UP Law alumni in Western Visayas who wish to attend the event may contact Assistant Professor Andre Palacios, UP Law coordinator for the extension program in UPV, at 09188129963 or [email protected].
Atty. Andre Palacios