Established in June 15, 1953, San Sebastian College – Recoletos Manila College of Law is the first and only law school to become an associate member of the Southwestern Legal Foundation based in Dallas, Texas which sponsors the Annual Dallas Academy of American and International Law.
The SSC-R Manila College of Law is committed to preparing students for competence and nobility in the legal profession through the full integration of an individual’s intellectual, spiritual, social, physical, and civic well-being. It offers academic competence following a curriculum duly-approved by the Legal Education Board and is further enriched through legal aid and the apprenticeship programs. It places high regard to spiritual reflection and the availability of a Muslim prayer room.
The College also encourages social interaction and friendly competition with law students from other law schools during the annual Conflicts of Law, ANC’s Square-Off and other invitational matches. Solidarity among students and faculty members is advanced through various sports activities and in the annual bar operations. It also inculcates strong social responsibility through the Student’s Office of Legal Aid.
The primary aim of the College of Law is to produce hardworking, competitive, skillful, and ethical Christian lawyers. Followong the philosophical teachings of Saint Augustine on bravery and competitiveness, the College of Law aims to inculcate in its future lawyers the value of courage, integrity, and justice. The College of Law is forever guided by its principle: The Value of Education and the Mark of Achievers. In this end, the Administration is steered by its utmost goal of transforming the San Sebastian College Recoletos – College of Law as one of the premier schools in the Philippines in producing bar topnotchers, accommodating significant student population, and at the same time maintaining high passing percentage in the bar examinations.