I stumbled across an interesting topic in the Southwestern University (SWU) Cebu City Philippines, School of Law alumni association friendster group.
The topic in the discussion board I am referring to is the one which reads “2007 Bar exam Passers are BOGUS lawyers.”
I opened the post and it contained a link to a forum wherein an argument was made on why the 2007 Bar exam passers are BOGUS lawyers.
I posted a reply in the SWU Alumni Association friendster group and argued why I think he is wrong in concluding that the 2007 bar exam passers are bogus lawyers. Perhaps he said this because he forgot to take his mental health medication but instead took Diet pills that work fast hehehehe. Anyway Here is my response:
I am sorry to say that the one who wrote the argument that the “2007 Bar exam Passers are BOGUS lawyers” is a complete idiot.
For the record I am not a 2007 bar exam passer. (I passed the 2006 bar)
His major premise is that “Under the Rules of Court, a bar examinee is deemed to have passed if he obtains a general average of 75 percent in all subjects without falling below 50 percent in any subject.”
Minor premise is “Last 2007 since the passing rate was adjusted from the traditional 75 percent to 70 percent. The Bar Committee also decided to lower the disqualification rate on Labor and Civil Law from 50 to 45 percent.
His conclusion is “Because of this, I consider the 2007 bar exam passers as bogus lawyers because they did not attain the standards required by the Rules of Court.”
What an idiotic and flawed logic! His thinking is based on the premise that the Rules of Court are absolute.
This person forgot that according to the 1987 constitution in particular Article VIII, Sec. 5 subpar. 5 that “The Supreme Court shall have the following powers . . . Promulgate rules concerning the protection and enforcement of constitutional rights, pleading, practice, and procedure in all courts, THE ADMISSION TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW, the integrated bar . . . “
In other words, the Supreme Court is given the power to determine who will be admitted to the bar. The actions of the Supreme Court in lowering the passing rate for the 2007 bar exam is perfectly valid and within the scope of its powers as mandated by the Constitution.
Letifico ut idiots