Eleven new faces from the Northwestern University-College of Law will join the legal profession after taking their lawyers’ oath at the Philippine International Convention Center on April 25.
The 2006 bar passers from the only law school in Ilocos Norte are the following: Aquino, Rainald C.; Castro, Roxanne Lee I.; Concepcion, Noel D.; Corpuz, Amibell B.; Daguimol, Romel P.; Emperador, Dexter Harold E.; Espino, Kira M.; Gacho, Xavier F.; Gregorio, Eddie R.; Llaguno, Michael S.; Ulep, Edward M.
Of the 6,187 bar hopefuls, only 1,893 passed the examination or a 30.6 percent passing rate. The number of law graduates who took the bar in 2006 was higher than the examinees in 2005.
The bar passers recalled that examiners had to extend the exam period in Taxation during the second Sunday for at least an hour because examinees were not yet done with the questions when the allotted time came to an end.
The examinees took the bar during the four Sundays of September covering eight subjects spread throughout the four examination weeks.
The NU-College of Law has been consistently producing lawyers since it opened its doors to law students in 1949.
Four years after its creation, the neophyte college produced 27 graduates, one of whom was the late Judge Zoilo Aguinaldo of Batac town who placed 11th in the 1953 Bar Examination.
As a fitting ceremony to the 2006 bar passers, the Law Student Council organized a motorcade on April 12 in honor of the 11 passers from the University.
(PIA-Ilocos News Service)