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2023 BAR Exam Results Released | SLU Among Top Performing Schools

The legal community in the Philippines witnessed a historic moment with the release of the 2023 BAR Examination results. This year is particularly notable as it marks the first time that the results of two consecutive BAR Exams – 2022 and 2023 – were announced within the same year.

The 2023 BAR Exam, held on September 17 and 24, 2023, stands out for its innovative approach. The Supreme Court of the Philippines introduced the Condensed Bar Schedule, a significant shift from the traditional four-Sunday schedule. This new format condensed the examination into a three-day event, a change that was both challenging and efficient.

Top Performer: Ephraim Porciuncula Bie from University of Sto. Tomas

Ephraim Porciuncula Bie, a graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas, emerged as the top performer in the 2023 BAR Examinations, achieving an impressive rating of 89.2625%. Bie’s success has been celebrated as a testament to his hard work and dedication, and he serves as an inspiration to aspiring lawyers nationwide.

Source: Philippine Supreme Court Public Information Office

Saint Louis University’s Remarkable Achievement

In the local academic scene, Saint Louis University in Baguio City achieved significant recognition. The university ranked second in the category of First Timers with 11-50 candidates, boasting a remarkable rating of 92.86%. Furthermore, in the All Candidates category, which includes both first-time examinees and those retaking the exam, Saint Louis University ranked fourth among institutions with 51-100 examinees, securing a rating of 61.04%.

This achievement highlights the university’s commitment to legal education and its role in shaping competent future lawyers.

List of Passers BAR Examinations 2023

Ushering a New Age for the Philippine BAR Exam

The 2023 BAR Exam results release marks a new era in the Philippine legal education and examination system. The condensed schedule and the efficiency of the examination process reflect the Supreme Court’s commitment to adapting to modern challenges while maintaining the integrity and rigor of the BAR Exam.

As the legal community celebrates the achievements of its new members, the success of the 2023 BAR Exam serves as a promising indicator of the future of legal education and practice in the Philippines. The accomplishments of institutions like the University of Sto. Tomas and Saint Louis University in Baguio City are commendable milestones in this journey of continuous improvement and excellence.

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