Xavier Law emerged three places higher in the latest nationwide ranking following the results of the 2015 bar examinations, as certified by the Bar Confidant of the Supreme Court.

From being the tenth top-performing law school, Xavier Law has landed on the seventh spot with the passing rate of 45.95%, after 17 out of 37 XU examinees successfully took last year’s bar exams.

Xavier shared the seventh place with Silliman University in Dumaguete City.

“We gladly note that XU has improved its standing,” said XU president Fr. Roberto C. Yap SJ in his message to the academic community. “From the 10th top-performing school nationwide during the past 3 bar exams (2012, 2013 and 2014), XU emerged top 7 among law schools with at least 20 examinees for the 2015 bar exams.”

XU is the lone university in Region 10 included in the said top 10 list. Based on the comparative performance ratings of law schools per region, XU also garnered the highest passing rate in Northern Midnanao.

Meanwhile, among Ateneo law schools across the country, Xavier Law ranked third, after Ateneo de Davao University (75%) and Ateneo de Manila University (79.58%).

Yap also expressed his commendations to the people behind this latest feat of Xavier Law.

“Let us thank and congratulate once again dean Raul R Villanueva, the faculty and staff of the College of Law for the guidance and support they have given our students,” he said. “Ad majorem Dei gloriam!”

In the November 2015 bar results, Xavier Law graduate Soraya Salubo, who garnered 85.85%, emerged as top 8, along with two other successful takers.

Out of the 6,608 examinees across the Philippines, only 1,731 passed the test reputed for being one of the hardest in the world.

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