The University of the Philippines College of Law, founded in 1911, has been located at the flagship campus of the University of the Philippines System in Diliman, Quezon City. Until the 1970s, however, night classes of the College of Law were conducted at the U.P. Manila campus along Padre Faura St.
The U.P. College of Law graduated many leading figures in the country’s political history, including former Philippine presidents Manuel A. Roxas, José P. Laurel, Elpidio Quirino, and Ferdinand E. Marcos, as well as prominent jurists such as Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno, former chief justices Reynato S. Puno, Hilario Davide, Jr., Marcelo B. Fernan, Ramon Aquino, Felix V. Makasiar, Enrique M. Fernando, Fred Ruiz Castro, César Bengzon, Ricardo Paras, and José Yulo.
The College is noted for having produced the largest number of bar topnotchers (forty nine as of 2011) and maintaining one of the highest bar passing rates among law schools in the Philippines.
UP follows a tuition system called Socialized Tuition Scheme (STS) that considers the financial capabilities of students. Tuition ranges from 0 to 1,500 per unit.