Ateneo de Davao University’s (AdDU) College of Law graduate Atty. Camille B. Remoroza continues the university’s streak as she placed third highest in the 2017 Bar Examinations held last November 2017 at the University of Santo Tomas in España, Manila.
She bowed out at 3rd with a score of 90.7%. Last year, AdDU Law grad Justin Ryan D. Morilla placed 5th with 88.4%.
“I feel very happy and blessed. I still feel like I’m dreaming now,” Atty. Remoroza said in a message for Atenews.
In a press conference held at AdDU, the alumna stated that she did not expect to make it to the top three in what is considered one of the most difficult licensure exams in the country.
“Sa history ng Ateneo, regular students usually yung nag to-top. It’s really a dream for everyone,” she added.
In her second year of law school, Atty. Remoroza received a failing mark which caused her extension in the university.
This, however, was also one of the key reasons for her topping the bar as she had more time to prepare.
Furthermore, the alumna shared that her achievement was also thanks to her support system, mainly her family and friends.
“A very close friend even conducted mock bar exams for me,” she expressed.
Landing top three was no easy feat for Atty. Remoroza as she also suffered from insomnia during the bar month.
“Time has always been an enemy for the entire journey since I had so many things to do in one day. I really had a hard time sleeping every Saturday night. So, I only had 3-4 hours of sleep,” she said.
Despite the struggles, the alumna encourages future bar exam takers to have discipline and establish a routine.
“Topping the bar, passing the bar- it’s in your hands. It’s never too late to work hard for your dream to become a lawyer,” she concluded.
The results of the bar examinations were announced by Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin, the Chair of the Committee on the Examinations last Thursday, April 26 at the Supreme Court Quadrangle.
It was confirmed that 25.55% or 1,724 of the 6,748 takers passed the examinations, less than half of last year’s 59.06% which is considered one of the highest passing rates in recent history.
The overall passing rate of the AdDU College of Law was 82.61%, with 37 out of 39 first timers and 1 out of 7 repeaters successfully passing.