Background on PhilSAT

The Philippine Law School Admission Test (PhiLSAT) is a standardized test designed to measure academic potential for success in the study of law.

Pursuant to the power of the Legal Education Board (LEB) to prescribe the minimum standards for law admission under Section 7(e) of Republic Act No. 7662, entitled the “Legal Education Reform Act of 1993,” the LEB, under LEB Memorandum Order No. 7 Series of 2016, required the PhiLSAT as a prerequisite for admission to the Juris Doctor degree beginning school year 2019 - 2020.

The Center for Educational Measurement, Inc. (CEM) has been accredited to manage the affairs and activities related to the operation of the PhiLSAT. With CEM's experience as an educational testing agency, it was commissioned to prepare the questions and administer the test, ensure the reliability and validity of the test, and uphold the confidentiality of results and integrity of its administration.