Crash Course on Bar Exam Answering Techniques for the 2022 Philippine Bar Exams

How to register?

You may register by text, Email, or PM by sending the following info:

  1. Your complete name;
  2. Email address;
  3. Name of your law school;
  4. Year graduated from law school;
  5. The number of times you have taken the Bar exams, if any, and in which years.
  6. Your preferred means of payment. (GCash, BPI, BDO, Metrobank, RCBC, or PayMaya)

SEND the above Registration Info to:

  • By Text/SMS to: 09209387440; or
  • By Email to: attyralph@gmail.com; or
  • By Facebook Messenger to: m.me/attyralph

After submitting your registration, please wait for the instructions in completing your registration. Limited slots only. First come, first served.

How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee is a one-time, non-refundable amount of P3,000 only. However, this rate may change at any time.

Program Components:

1. ZOOM LECTURES – You may join in the following live Zoom lectures scheduled on August 14, 2022 (Sunday):

2:00 – 4:00 PM – Bar Review and Answering Techniques
4:00 – 6:00 PM – Issue Spotting and Legal Analysis
8:00 – 10:00 PM – Bar Exam English

2. ZOOM WORKSHOPS & CONSULTATION – There will also be a Zoom Workshop on Bar Exam Answering Techniques every 20th of the month from August to October 2022 at 8:00 PM, where you will be working on an exercise question and be guided in answering. The same shall be followed by a Zoom Consultation where you can ask any question or seek advice concerning Bar review, preparation, and problems about answering Bar exam questions.

In all the Zoom workshops and consultation meetings, your video will only be visible to the host and not to the other meeting participants.

The Zoom registration links shall be provided upon completion of your registration.

3. MESSENGER CONSULTATION – You may also ask any question or seek advice concerning Bar review, preparation, and problems in answering Bar exam questions via Facebook Messenger Chat anytime, 24/7.

Who conducts the clinic?

Dean Ralph Sarmiento single-handedly conducts the program based on his experience in teaching Bar Exam Techniques in different Bar review centers since 2002, and in checking thousands of exam notebooks as a law professor since 1998. However, Dean Ralph only does this only on the side, and that is why only a limited number of Bar takers or students could be accepted.

Is this a Bar Review?

No, this Online Coaching is not a Bar review. It is purely an online workshop on answering Bar exam essay problems. Legal provisions and principles will be discussed only insofar as they become relevant to the Zoom workshop exercises or Online Mock Bar questions. The program focuses on the presentation, grammar, and reasoning used in answering, not much on the subjects or substance of the answers.

Is this coaching also open to law students?

Yes, you have to learn the art of answering Bar exam questions as early as possible. The earlier you learn this art, the more you will become a master of it when you take the Bar Exam. However, this coaching requires that you already have a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Law, and so you should at least be in your second year in law school.

About Dean Ralph Sarmiento

I am a product of the public elementary school system in Minalin, Pampanga. I did not grow up speaking English as a 1st language. In fact, English was my weakest subject from my grade school to my pre-law years. But in my wish to steal a slot in the top 10 of the Bar Exams, I turned English into one of my strongest weapons in the Bar. I realized that answering Bar exam questions is an art. It is not an inborn skill. You must learn the techniques, rules, and strategies, and then master them through constant practice and exercises. After learning the art and using it in law school, I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1997 with a grade point average of 1.33 from the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City. Learning the art also gave me the confidence to do a self-review for the Bar. Finally, using the art in the Bar exams gave me the singular distinction of being the first Bar Placer from a La Sallian law school after ranking 10th in the 1997 Bar Exams with a grade of 86.825.