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JURISTS BAR REVIEW CENTER

TUITION FOR THE 2010

TERMS OF PAYMENT
CASH P 18,000.00 if paid before 17 April 2010
before 17 Apr 2010 and P3,500 on or before 1 Jun
INSTALLMENT P 15,000
2010
P 18,500 if enrolling on or after 17 April 2010
PRE-WEEK ONLY P 4,500 CASH
CHECK PAYMENT Subject to clearing and retroactive to issue date if cleared.
NO REFUND ALLOWED.

About Us - Our Company Profile


Jurists Bar Review Center was born out of the dream of Professors Gafar
E. Lutian and Manuel R. Riguera to found a bar review center that would
offer not only bar-review lectures but more importantly establish a system
of coaching and performance-monitoring that would better prepare the
reviewees for the bar examinations. In late 2004, after a series of
extensive brain-storming sessions, in which Professors Riguera and Lutian
were joined by their respective spouses Attys. Hazel and Gina, the core
group designed a review and training regimen that was quite unique in that
it was the first and so far only bar review program that involved
individualized coaching, mock-bar examinations, and performance
monitoring. In 28 January 2005, Jurists Review Center, Inc. was
incorporated with Professor Manuel R. Riguera as the President and Atty.
Hazel R. Riguera as the Chief Financial Officer.

2005 was Jurists’ initial bar review season, and 82 reviewees enrolled for
the program. When the bar results came out in March 2006, Jurists
obtained an overall passing percentage of 41.38% as against the national
passing percentage of 27.20%. For those Jurists reviewees who faithfully
followed and adhered to the Jurists training protocol of mock-bar
examinations and attendance in one-on-one coaching sessions, the
passing percentage was an astounding 85%. And Gladys Gervacio, a
Jurists Reviewee who faithfully followed the Jurists protocol, copped 6th
place in the bar examinations and scored a perfect 100% in Labor Law and
Legal Ethics, a feat unparalled in the annals of the bar examinations.

Jurists’ impressive results caught the attention of the academe, the law
studentry, and even the national media. Ms. Mary Ann Ll. Reyes, in her
widely-read column “Hidden Agenda” in the Philippine Star, said: “For a
bar review center set up only last year, the Jurists Bar Review Center in
Las Pinas is gaining quite a reputation.” (Philippine Star, 17 May 2006).
Ms. Reyes wrote that Ms. Gervacio’s “remarkable performance she
attributes largely to the preparation she received from the Jurists Bar
Review Center … with its unique bar review program that features
coaching with multi mock bar exams.” (Philippine Star, 14 May 2006).

In the 2006 Bar Review season, the number of enrollees increased to 108.
The 2006 season was also notable for the introduction of an English for
Bar Reviewees program and the implementation of various refinements to
the coaching program.

Out of the 78 Jurists candidates who took the 2006 Bar, 31 emerged
triumphant for a pass rate of 40% as against the national pass rate of 30%.
The pass rate for those who followed the protocol continued to astound at
a remarkable 80%.

Enrollment increased to 154 for the 2007 Bar Review season. The 2007
Bar Examination was an especially difficult one featuring “unusually strict
corrections” in the words of the chairman, Supreme Court Justice Adolf
Azcuna. Only 1,289 out of 5,626 examinees made the grade for a low
22.91% national pass rate. Despite this, Jurists bar candidates posted an
above-par result with 34 out of 91 candidates making it for a 37.36%
passing percentage. For the candidates who followed faithfully the Jurists
training protocol, they still continued to outperform the rest of the pack with
a remarkable 70% pass rate.

During the 2008 Bar Review season, Jurists moved to a new venue at the
Philippine Christian University in Taft Avenue. Word continued to spread
among the law studentry of the marvelous results posted by Jurists and the
number of enrollees rocketed to 374. The coaching staff was thus
increased to 12 coaches and the coaching program further fine-tuned in
order to cope with the upsurge in the number of reviewees.

The 2008 season also saw the addition of a pre-week review and the
expansion of Jurists to the Visayas. In coordination with the Southwestern
University College of Law, the Jurists Bar Review and Coaching Program
was conducted at the SWU College of Law Campus in Cebu City. The
maiden season of Jurists in the Queen City of the South was a resounding
success with 94 law students from SWU and other premier law colleges in
Cebu and the Visayas enrolling.

For the 2009 Bar review season, Jurists will move to its new venue at the
Far Eastern University, Institute of Law in Morayta, Manila.

Coaching and Performance-Monitoring System

The aim of the Jurists coaching program is the rigorous training of the bar
reviewee so that he or she can properly analyze a bar exam problem,
come up with an answer and then effectively present the answer in such a
manner as to gain the most points from the bar examiner. In this regard,
Jurists was the first bar review center to conduct a coaching program with
mock bar examinations in the Philippines. Since then others have followed
the trail blazed by Jurists but Jurists continues to remain at the forefront in
the field of bar exam coaching. The Jurists program is sui generis and
offers unique and special advantages and benefits not found in other
programs.

Our coaching system features the administration of a series of 6 mock-bar


examinations specially crafted by the Jurists coaching staff in consultation
with the bar reviewers. After each mock bar, the coach checks the booklets
and afterwards sits down with the reviewee in a one-on-one coaching
session wherein the coach identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the
bar reviewee and discusses the answers with the reviewee. The reviewee
also receives a written feedback from the coach for his or her reference
and file. The reviewee is also trained to use proven test-taking strategies
and tactics specially developed by Jurists.

The performance of the reviewee is monitored by the coaching staff and


weaknesses and faults are identified and then excised. The reviewee will
note with satisfaction the marked improvement in the way he or she
performs in the mock bar exams as the coaching program progresses.
Jurists believes that each reviewee has his or her unique strong and weak
points which must be addressed individually and not just in a group lecture
or seminar. Reviewees are exhorted to undergo the full coaching protocol
in order to gain the maximum benefits from the Jurists program.

At the conclusion of the coaching program, the reviewee has been


thoroughly immersed in the Jurists Method of analyzing and answering bar
questions such that its application becomes second nature or almost
intuitive. This cannot be achieved in a program where there is only one or
a few mock bar examinations and where there is only an omnibus or group
lecture on how to answer the bar exam.

We have a dedicated and well-trained corps of coaches which has enabled


us to effectively implement our unique program. Our coaches have
themselves undergone an intensive clinic where they are taught the Jurists
Method of training and coaching. Our coaches are concurrent law
professors or those experienced in teaching the law. Jurists believes that a
law professor will prove to be the best bar exam coach, as he or she can
check and evaluate the mock-bar examinations from the unique
perspective of a teacher experienced in checking and evaluating
thousands of law school examinations.

» Political Law

PROF. CECILIO D. DUKA


Graduate, SSC-R Institute of Law (2004)
Assistant Dean & Law Professor, SSC-R
Reviewer, SSC-R, Liceo De Cagayan, UNC, University of Pangasinan,
CRC, Legal Advantage

PROF. RENE GOROSPE


Graduate, UST Faculty of Civil Law (1979)
No. 2, 1979 Bar Examinations
Law Professor, FEU, UST
Bar Reviewer, UST, Lex, UP, CRC
MCLE Lecturer Political Law

JUSTICE AMY LAZARO-JAVIER


Valedictorian, UST Faculty of Civil Law (1982)
Justice, Court of Appeals
Law Professor, UST

PROF. RYAN QUILALA


Graduate, SSC-R Institute of Law (1998)
Law Professor, SSC-R

PROF. EDWIN SANDOVAL


Graduate, FEU Institute of Law (1991)
Law Professor and Bar Reviewer, UST, Arellano, Lyceum, FEU, Lex, SSC-
R, UE, PUP

» Labor Law

PROF. IMELDA ABADILLA-BROWN


Valedictorian, San Beda College of Law (1992)
No. 8, 1992 Bar Examinations
Law Professor: San Beda (1993-2006) & UPHSD
Labor Law Specialist

PROF. DARLENE MARIE BERBERABE-LIM


Salutatorian, UP College of Law (1999)
Labor Law Specialist
Former Professorial Lecturer, UP College of Law

PROF. CECILIO D. DUKA


Graduate, SSC-R Institute of Law (2004)
Assistant Dean & Law Professor, SSC-R
Reviewer, SSC-R, Liceo De Cagayan, UNC, University of Pangasinan,
CRC, Legal Advantage

PROF. J OSWALD LORENZO


Graduate, San Beda College of Law (1975)
Law Professor & Bar Reviewer, SSC-R,
San Beda, PLM, UM, Lyceum, CRC

» Civil Law

ASSOCIATE DEAN VIVIAN M. PAGUIRIGAN


Valedictorian and Magna Cum Laude, FEU Institute of Law (1993)
No. 16, 1993 Bar Examinations
Associate Dean, FEU Institute of Law
Law Professor: FEU and UPHSD
Bar Reviewer: National Bar Review Consortium, Baguio
Power House Review, El Magistrado Bar Review

PROF. MANUEL R. RIGUERA


Graduate, Ateneo Law School (1991)
Law Professor, UPHSD, FEU
Bar Reviewer,Baguio Power House Review

PROF. ELMER T. RABUYA


Valedictorian, Arellano Law School (1996)
Law Professor: Arellano, Lyceum, FEU

PROF. GAFAR E. LUTIAN


Ranked No. 2, San Beda College of Law (1991)
No. 7, 1991 Bar Examinations
Law Professor: Arellano, Lyceum, Ateneo (on leave), PLP
Bar Reviewer: Lex Review Center, SSC-R, Arellano, UE
MCLE Lecturer: Civil and Commercial Law Updates
Pre-week Reviewer: Ateneo, SSC-R, Arellano, Lex

PROF. JEREMY I. GATDULA


Valedictorian, Arellano Law School (1995)
No. 12, 1995 Bar Examinations
Law Professor, Arellano, Ateneo

» Taxation Law

ATTY. ANTONIO BONILLA


Salutatorian, Ateneo Law School (1984)
No. 10, 1984 Bar Examinations
Law Professor: UPHSD
Former Law Professor, Ateneo
Tax Consultant, Sycip Gorres & Velayo
Tax Lecturer

PROF. RIZALINA LUMBERA


Graduate, San Beda College of Law (1989)
Law Professor: San Beda, Arellano, Lyceum
Bar Reviewer: CRC

PROF. ERIC RECALDE


Salutatorian, San Beda College of Law (2002)
No. 3, 2002 Bar Examinations
Law Professor: San Beda

» Legal Ethics and Practical Exercises Law

PROF. PATRICIA INEZ ESTANIEL


Graduate, MLQU Law School (1990)
Law Professor, San Beda, PLM
MCLE Lecturer, Legal Writing

PROF. ERICKSON BALMES


Graduate, Arellano Law School (2003)
Law Professor, SSC-R, PCU, University of Batangas
Bar Reviewer, SSC-R, Univ. of Pangasinan, Adamson, UE,
University of Batangas, CRC, Baguio Powerhaus

» Commercial Law

PROF. CELSO L. CRUZ


Graduate, UP College of Law (1982)
Law Professor, University of Perpetual Help System-Dalta
Head, IPL Department, Siguion Reyna Montecillo & Ongsiako

PROF. ZARAH VILLANUEVA-CASTRO


Valedictorian, San Beda College (1996)
Law Professor, San Beda, SSC-R, Arellano, FEU
Pre-Bar Reviewer: SSC-R, San Jose Recoletos-Cebu,
Univ.of Pangasinan

PROF. GAFAR E. LUTIAN


Ranked No. 2, San Beda College of Law (1991)
No. 7, 1991 Bar Examinations
Law Professor: Arellano, Lyceum, Ateneo (on leave), PLP
Bar Reviewer: Lex Review Center, SSC-R, Arellano, UE
MCLE Lecturer: Civil and Commercial Law Updates
Pre-week Reviewer: Ateneo, SSC-R, Arellano, Lex

PROF. MANUEL R. RIGUERA


Graduate, Ateneo Law School (1991)
Law Professor: UPHSD, FEU, PLP
Bar Reviewer: Baguio Power House Review

PROF. ERICKSON BALMES


Graduate, Arellano University Law School (2003 )
Law Professor, SSC-R, PCU, Univ. of Batangas
Bar Reviewer, SSC-R, Univ. of Pangasinan, Adamson,
Univ. of Batangas, CRC

» Remedial Law

PROF. MANUEL R. RIGUERA


Graduate, Ateneo de Manila Law School (1991)
Law Professor, UPHD, FEU
MCLE Lecturer, Remedial Law
DEAN TRANQUIL SALVADOR III
Graduate, Ateneo de Manila Law School (1991)
Law Professor, Ateneo, FEU, UE, SSC-R
Bar Reviewer, Ateneo, FEU, UE, SSC-R
Pre-week Reviewer, Ateneo, FEU
MCLE Lecturer, Remedial Law

Enrollment
HOW TO ENROLL?
HOW TO ENROLL 1. You may go to the office of Jurists Review Center
Inc. at the G/F Azucena Arcade, 255 Alabang-Zapote Road, Pamplona,
Las Piñas City. The Azucena Arcade is across the street from Max’s
Restaurant, Pamplona, Las Piñas. Please bring two I.D. pictures. Check
payments should be made payable to JURISTS REVIEW CENTER INC.

2. The application form may be obtained at our office or you may download
it from our website or request that a copy be faxed to you. Please fill in
completely the application form as the same will help our administrative
and coaching staff to serve you better.

3. You may enroll by depositing your payment to the account of Jurists


Review Center Inc., BPI Current Account No. 8301-0026-97 and faxing a
clear copy of the deposit slip and the filled-in application form to (63-2)
871-57-49. Call or text us at (63-2) 846-39-37 or at 0939-634-6234 for
confirmation.

4. A person is considered as enroll only upon receipt of the cash or down


payment by Jurists. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Jurists
reserves the right to decline applications for enrollment once the desired
number of reviewees has been reached.

5. During the first day, please bring proof of your payment, i.e., the receipt
or the deposit slip.

Contact Us
Prof. Manuel R. Riguera,
Review Director
2/F Azucena Arcade, 255 Alabang-Zapote Road, Pamplona, Las Piñas
City
Tel. No. (02)8463937; 8715749; 3911308
Cell: 0939.634.6234
E-mail: juristsbar@smartbro.net

Review Center
University Conference Center (UCC) Far Eastern University, N. Reyes St.
(Morayta)