De La Salle University aims to contribute to the development of future leaders in the legal profession with the establishment of the College of Law. The DLSU Juris Doctor (JD) program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, developing in law students the research and communication competence to practice the profession. An outstanding corps of faculty will provide hands-on mentoring throughout the program, to fully prepare the small but select group of students for the Bar exams.
The program will also provide for the enrichment and enhancement of the communication skills of the students, to enable them to confidently and competently establish themselves in the legal profession.
Legal aid and externship programs will expose these students to La Salle's national and international network of communities, organizations, as well as linkages with law firms.
While following a curriculum mandated by the Supreme Court and the Commission on Higher Education, the program also underscores the teaching of human rights, which will be offered as an elective and infused in core courses. The many reputable programs of DLSU, including economics, engineering, information technology, sciences, and the arts, are valuable resources for legal research undertakings.
At the heart of the program is the University's tradition of excellence and service. By developing in tomorrow's lawyers the compassion and commitment to promote and uphold the rights of every individual and to protect the environment, the College of Law of De La Salle University brings to reality a pathbreaking vision, with a passion to transform lives.