Juris Doctor

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Juris Doctor

SWU PHINMA offers a four-year program leading to the degree of Juris Doctor. SWU PHINMA projects a paradigm shift through cutting off an old notion that legal knowledge and practice is jurisdictional, that is, limited to one’s territory and country. By paradigm shift, we mean that legal knowledge and practice is borderless. The program is crafted not only to produce lawyers in the future, but incorporate in their study of law, the laws of the other states and its basic legal systems.

Program Expected Learning Outcomes

Equipped with the necessary foundational and substantive knowledge and skills to prepare them to successfully pass the bar exams.


Able to confidently and independently enter into the practice of law even on year one of being a lawyer, with knowledge, skills, and passion to be of service to the society and nation. 


Role models of integrity, morality, professionalism and honesty to the local communities; upholding at all times the ethical standards required of a lawyer.


Use their knowledge of both substantive and procedural laws to help in nation building, eradicating injustice, and promoting equality among all men.


Able to engage in legal practice beyond the territorial jurisdiction of the Philippines.


Career Pathways
Juris Doctor

Graduates of the program can take key roles in government and corporate offices, hold public office, or engage in private practice.

Juris Doctor

Graduates of the program can take key roles in government and corporate offices, hold public office, or engage in private practice.

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