UC School of Law holds virtual graduation for Class of 2020

THE University of Cebu School of Law (UC Law) decided to get creative in honoring the success of the Class of 2020.

On June 9, 2020, UC Law held a virtual graduation ceremony, a first in the country among law schools, to mark the end of the academic year 2019-2020.

This year’s graduation theme, "Building Resilience. Overcoming Adversity. Achieving Success." reflects the determination and grit shown by the graduating class even in the midst of a crisis.

Dean Marisol DL. Anenias, the incumbent president of the Philippine Association of Law Schools, delivered the keynote address during the commencement ceremony.

Joining the graduation ceremony, albeit virtually were UC president Atty. Augusto W. Go, University Chancellor Candice Gotianuy, other UC administrators and the UC Law Faculty led by Dean Al-Shwaid L. Ismael, as well as the alumni, students and the families and friends of the graduates through an online livestream of the ceremony via Facebook.

The UC community also celebrates the regionalization of the 2020 Bar Examinations wherein for the first time in the bar exam history, Cebu will be a venue of the month-long exam. UC, along with other Visayas and Mindanao law schools, is excited and grateful that the Supreme Court has finally granted this request after years of lobbying the idea. The 2020 Bar Examinations, which have been dubbed as the #BestBarEver with Hon. Mario Victor Leonen as the Bar Chairperson, will now be held sometime in 2021.

The holding of the first-ever virtual graduation was UC Law’s way of embracing the challenge of change, building opportunities in the face of adversity and transforming challenges into success.

UC Law is one of the premier law schools in the country. It has consistently produced Top 10 placers and performed well in the bar examinations since its pioneering batch took the bar exams in 2006. (Sponsored Content)