BU to establish Legal Aid Clinic

Tuesday August 2,2022


To institutionalize the clinical legal education program in Bicol University College of Law (BUCL), a proposed establishment of the BUCL Legal Aid Clinic was approved during the 138th Regular Meeting of the BU Board of Regents on July 18, 2022.

A legal aid clinic handles issues of public interest and offers free legal representation to economically disadvantaged people. This provides services to various clients and often hands-on legal experience, particularly for law school students.

Based on the Revised Rule 138-A (Law Student Practice) issued by the Supreme Court on June 25, 2019, the completion of clinical legal education courses must be prerequisite to take the bar examinations.

Just recently, BUCL received Government Recognition as a recognized state university offering the Juris Doctor program. This gives BUCL the authority to graduate its students, award them degrees and titles, and recommend them to the Office of the Bar Confidant for the Bar Examinations. | written by Arnold C. Noda, CPRO


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