The USM College of Law is the lone institution offering a basic law degree in North Cotabato.  True to the University’s vision, it aspires to contribute to the speedy administration of justice in this part of the country.  It aims to produce graduates who are all ready to hurdle the rigors of the Bar Examinations, and subsequently serve the communities in the province with honest and pure conviction.

Parallel to the direction of the Philippine Supreme Court, the Legal Education Board (LEB), and the vision of Bai Hadja Fatima Matabay Plang, USM’s founder, the students of the USM Juris Doctor Program will be trained to become legal practitioners proficient in court litigation, Political Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Public International Law, Labor Law, Mercantile Law, and Taxation among several other core competencies expected of a lawyer.

Application for Enrollment and Start of Classes

Application, Screening, and Enrollment Period
August 2022 to September 7, 2022

Official Start of Classes
September 12, 2022

Admission Requirements

  1. Must be a graduate of any bachelor’s degree.
  2. Submit the following to the Office of the Dean from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday to Friday:
    • Completed Application Form
    • Application Letter
    • Passport size picture with white background (2)
    • Transcript of Records *
    • Birth Certificate*
    • Good Moral Certificate or Notarized Undertaking to submit: Good Moral Certificate from last school attended**
    • One (1) long brown envelope

      *For TOR & Birth CertificateLegible copies will be accepted, in which case, a notarized undertaking must be executed that a certified copy will be submitted on or before the semester concludes.

      **For Good Moral Certificate
      The undertaking must state that a certified copy will be submitted on or before the semester concludes.

      The Office of the Dean
      College of Law
      2nd Floor, Science Building
      USM Kidapawan City Campus
      Sudapin, Kidapawan City

  3. Essay Writing & Panel Interview

Schedule of Classes

Classes: Monday to Friday, from 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM
Venue: 2nd Floor, Science Building, USM Kidapawan City Campus

 Contact Details

For further inquiries, you may send your message through the official law school contact details as follows:

  1. Temporary USM Law School Mobile: 0912-659-2287
  2. Official USM Law School Facebook Page: USM College of Law
  3. Official USM Law School e-mail:
  4. USM Website: (Academics > Kabacan Campus > Law)