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Lasallian Couple Passes the 2017 Bar Exam

BAR EXAM- A couple from De La Salle University College of Law in Manila rejoiced after passing the 2017 Bar Exams together.

As indicated in a previous report, the highly-awaited official announcement of the 2017 Bar Examination results transpired last April 26. The results were proclaimed by Lucas Bersamin, the Bar Chairman Associate Justice.

As soon the results were released, varying reactions from thousands of bar hopefuls filled the compound of the Supreme Court. Among the 1,724 fortunate bar victors who celebrated were a Lasallian couple from Cavite.

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Photo lifted from ABS-CBN News

The 24-year old freshly-minted lawyers recognized as Lanz Olives and Michelle Vale Cruz surpassed one of the most challenging licensure exams in the Philippines on their first try.

We learned from Pilipino Scoop, the couple both wanted to concentrate on their careers for the meantime, now that they are set to officially become lawyers. They said they are not in a rush on bringing their relationship to another level yet.

After making it to the list of the board passers, Lanz and Michelle revealed that they plan on working at different law firms. The latter also shared that despite their solid relationship, they reviewed for the bar exams separately to avoid distractions.

“We did not disturb each other during our review periods, and it worked,” she said.

A photo of the couple rejoicing over the precious moment in front of the Supreme Court made rounds on social media. A photo of the couple was also posted on news firm Rappler’s Twitter page.

Many netizens were inspired at how the couple managed to balance both their academics and their going strong three-year relationship, considering law school is not a laid-back undertaking.

The couple will officially be one of over 1,000 new lawyers in the Philippines after they deliver their pledge on the upcoming oath-taking ceremony.

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