Virtual training made available to law students

Published September 16, 2020, 12:55 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

To address the concerns of law students on the abrupt transition to online learning brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legal Education Board (LEB) has pioneered a series of online learning webinars for law students.

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In partnership with the Philippine Association of Law Schools (PALS) and the Association of Law Students of the Philippines (ALSP), LEB held the series of online learning webinars catering to law students via Zoom.

With the theme “Online Learning Survival Guide for Law Students,” the webinar series focused on addressing the concerns of law students as the education system transitions into the digital.

Around 1,300 law students from various law schools nationwide attended the webinar series. The participants commended the conduct of the webinar as “useful and engaging.” For them, the topics that were discussed were “clear, organized, and comprehensive.”

ALSP President John Michael Suelo thanked the LEB for the “timely initiative” of reaching out to the students, understanding their needs, and responding appropriately.

“It’s very inspiring to see passionate law students who are so willing and determined to learn,” Suelo said. “Our hard work and determination will soon pay off,” he said.

Suelo also expressed optimism that the conduct of the webinar series is the start of more partnerships. “We will continue to work hand in hand for the welfare of the law students of the country,” he said. “Together, we will all survive,” he added.

The LEB is a government agency administering the legal education system and supervising legal education institutions nationwide as mandated by R.A. No. 7662, also known as the Legal Education Reform Act of 1993.