Established in 1953, San Sebastian College of Law is one of the premier law schools in the Philippines. Being the academic base of the nation’s best Bar Review lecturers and book authors, San Sebastian College of Law consistently aims for academic excellence.
With its excellent faculty and dedicated administration, San Sebastian College of Law has produced Bar topnotchers and outstanding lawyers now considered as experts in different fields of law.
The College also prides itself as the home of the Recoletos Law Center, and of the Sebastinian Office of Legal Aid.
San Sebastian College of Law offers a four-year (minimum) Juris Doctor program with core subjects that include bar subjects, summer apprenticeship, elective subjects, and bar review subjects totaling 142 units. This program is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law patterned after the Legal Education Board’s (LEB) latest Model Curriculum for Juris Doctor Non-Thesis Program incorporating Clinical Education mandated by the Supreme Court.
Working Student Program
Catering to working students who wish to pursue a career in the practice of law, this program allows students to take a minimum load of 11 units per semester and 6 units during Summer Classes. Students can finish the course in five to six years (extendible).
Legal Enhancement Program
The program aims to help refresher students hurdle the Bar and be a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. The program is compliant with the mandate of the Supreme Court in Bar Matter No. 1161 and Section 16 of Rule 138 of the Rules of Court.
Sebastinian Office of Legal Aid
After securing the necessary permit from the Supreme Court, the Sebastinian Office of Legal Aid (SOLA) was formally opened on August 28, 1992, in honor of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
The SOLA offers free, accessible, ethical, and quality legal representation, assistance and advice to indigent persons in selected criminal, civil, labor and administrative cases. The office provides such services through its Executive Director, Supervising Lawyers and Law Interns engaged in limited practice of law under Rule 138-A of the Rules of Court, also known as the Law Student Practice Rule.