SC to decide if law graduates in October will be allowed to take 2020 bar examinations

The Supreme Court is expected to deliberate on whether forthcoming law graduates this October would be allowed to take the 2020 Bar Examinations, which had been postponed to 2021 in the City of Manila and Cebu City.

Normally, law students graduating in the month of October or the so-called “Octoberians” are not allowed to take the Bar exams, which are traditionally scheduled in November.

“Octoberians” were previously disallowed because they have not yet graduated by the time the deadline for applications to take the bar examinations had lapsed.

However, the public health emergency arising from the coronavirus pandemic has prompted the Supreme Court to postpone the 2020 bar examinations set in November to 2021.

While the examinations in Manila will still be held at the University of Santo Tomas, the SC has yet to determine a suitable venue in Cebu City.

Topics: Supreme Court , law graduates , 2020 Bar Examinations , coronavirus pandemic
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