Atty. Lyan David M. Juanico

San Beda University College of Law (SBU-COL) placed 3rd in the recent 2020- 2021 bar examinations administered by the Philippine Supreme Court (SC) among law schools with more than 100 examinees, garnering an impressive passing percentage of 98.10% for first-time takers.

Recognizing the unprecedented and distressing conditions brought by the pandemic, the SC for the first time, did not release a list of topnotchers. Nevertheless, it published the names of excellent and exemplary bar passers to recognize their outstanding efforts by obtaining a rating of more than 90% and 85%, respectively. Law graduates from SBU-COL made it to the 

illustrious list:  Chelsea Eichel R. Dauz is at the forefront of Bedan passers having been labeled by the Philippine SC as “Excellent Bar Passer.” Further, 94 passers from SBU COL are labeled Exemplary Bar Passers. 

SBU’s College of Law is bedecked with luminaries who also acted as examiners in the 2020-2021 bar examinations. One of its current professors, Judge Wilhelmina B. Jorge-Wagan, was the examiner for Criminal Law. Hon. Pablito A. Perez, former Vice Dean of SBU-COL, now an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals (CA), and Hon. Fernanda C. Lampas-Peralta, also an Associate Justice of the CA, were examiners in Procedure and Professional Ethics. The record holder for the highest average in the Philippine Bar Examinations belongs to a Bedan,

SC Associate Justice Florenz D. Regalado (+), with his 1954 mark of 96.7%.

All of these resonate with the University’s long-standing history of excellence in legal education. The Institution is grateful to the outstanding dedication of the College’s administrators and faculty with Atty. Marciano “Rocky” Delson at the helm. 

That in all things, God may be glorified!

Link to the published article in The Bedan Today – The Official Publication of San Beda University: pages 14-15