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The names of the 10 topnotchers in the 2021 Bar examinations will no longer be announced. Instead, the law schools that had the most number of Bar exam passers will be announced. Those ideas were proposed by Justice Marvic Leonen and adopted by the Supreme Court as a whole. “It is hoped that by shifting the focus away from how select individuals excel and onto a school’s collective performance, this will encourage deep-seated and wide-ranging improvements in legal education,” said Leonen, former dean of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law, in a Bar bulletin. Leonen is this ye…

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