On 15 May 2009, the Board of Regents issued Board Resolution No. 3179 approving the Juris Doctor curriculum to replace the Bachelor of Laws curriculum. However, On December 1, 2018, the Legal Education Board migrated the LLB (Bachelor of Laws-Legum Baccalaureus) to JD. Difference before the migration: LLB 152 units without thesis; JD 168 units with thesis.

The minimum standard for Law education is reflected in LEBMO No.1, Series of 2011. The College curriculum is compliant to such minimum standard

Registration Period July 22 to August 2, 2019
Start of Classes August 8, 2019
Add-Drop Period August 5 to August 9, 2019
Mid-Term Examinations October 7 to October 12, 2019
End of Classes December 7, 2019
Final Examinations December 9 to December 14, 2019
Encoding of Grades December 9 to December 21, 2019


The PLM Law Honor Society is the premiere student organization of the PLM College of Law and was founded by Dean George Erwin M. Garcia in 2019.

It was created to foster and promote academic excellence and ethical conduct in the legal profession. It embraces the finest attributes of the legal profession and emphasizes its importance especially in promoting social justice and advancing law for the public interest.

Active membership is drawn from those REGULAR* students who in two (2) consecutive semesters:

  1. belong to the top five (5) of their class; and
  2. achieved a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 2.25

However, while GWA is certainly an important measure, we believe there is much more that defines a PLM Law Honor Society member.

*No failing mark, must not have dropped any subject, must have enrolled the required full unit during the particular semester.


Legal Writing III and Legal Writing IV comprise the PLM CL Thesis Course/Program. This Program allows each qualified student to undertake a research project on a legal topic of his or her choice. There must be a clearly defined topic approved in writing by the Thesis Director.

Legal Writing III shall be completed only upon the submission of the Thesis Application Form (Appendix 1) and the completion of the requirements indicated in the Thesis Milestone/Consultation Log (Appendix 2) which shall also be submitted for verification by the Thesis Director.

Legal Writing IV is the culmination of the legal research project. The students should complete their Thesis by making timely schedule submissions required under this Manual. As a supervised research exercise, the students are expected to present a draft copy of the portion of their draft under advisement prior to each session.