Supreme Court allows law graduates who flunked the bar exams five times to take the test again starting 2014

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Mark Merueñas of GMA News Online reports that the Supreme Court has decided to lift starting next year the "five-strike rule" barring law graduates who have failed the bar examinations five times from taking the test again.

The report explained that based on the Supreme Court's decision, aspiring lawyers "will now have more chances of becoming a lawyer no matter how many times they have failed the Bar examinations in the past." The SC began its implementation in 2005.


The 2013 Bar Exams will be held on the four Sundays of October at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Last year, only 5,343 law graduates proceeded to complete the tests out of the 5,686 admitted to take it. "The bar exams are believed to be the most difficult among licensure examinations," the report said.


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