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2011 Philippine bar exams results – complete list of passers

Of the 5,990 law graduates who took the bar examinations last October 2011, 1,913 or 31.95 percent passed, GMA News reports. This is the second highest passing rate since 2000. Parenthetically, the figure is also substantially higher than 2010’s 20.26 percent.

As the said news item underscored, no one from the UP College of Law made it to the top ten this year. Conversely, three graduates from the Ateneo Law School (including the top notcher Raoul Angelo Atadero) and two from the San Beda College law school made it to the top ten:

Raoul Angelo Atadero (from the Ateneo Law School) is the 2011 bar topnotcher *photo from his Facebook page*

1. Raoul Angelo Atadero (Ateneo Law School) – 85.536

2.  Luz Danielle Bolong (Ateneo Law School) – 84.5563

3.  Cherry Rafal-Roble (Arellano University) – 84.4550

4.  Rosemil Banaga (Notre Dame University) – 84.1226

5.  Christian Louie Gonzales (University of Sto. Tomas) – 84.0938

6.  Ivan Bandal (Silliman University) – 84.0901

7.  Eireene Xina Acosta (San Beda College) – 84.0663

8.  Irene Marie Qua (Ateneo Law School) – 84.0575

9.  Elaine Marie Laceda (FEU-DLSU) – 84.0401

10. Rodolfo Aquino (San Beda Collegege) – 83.7276

Click here to download the Complete list of 2011 bar examinations passers, as copied from the Supreme Court website.

7 comments

  1. Marnel Tuble

    Congrats to the new lawyers, most especially to the Topnotchers!

    In recent memory, this is probably the bar exam result where there are more than six — seven to be exact — Law Schools represented in the Top Ten placers. Hope the trend will continue in the upcoming bar exams.

    Ateneo Law School has always consistently dominated the Top Ten places in the bar exams since its first batch led by former Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee Sr sometime after the 2nd World War, roughly in 1946. Then for the last 30 or so years they have also dominated the passing percentage, followed by San Beda and UP College of Law, usually in that order.

    Once again, congrats to the new passers who are about to take their oath.

    • Thanks for sharing that interesting bit of information. The three schools you mentioned can be considered as the top-tier in Philippine law (disclosure: I’m currently taking my MA in UP). And yes, I agree with you that having students from other law schools (apart from the top-tier) is certainly a good thing.

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