AccounTalks Ep. 7: Law

AccounTalks Ep. 7

The Puzzling Connection: Accountancy as a Pre Law

  • January 28, 2022
  • 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Graduated BS Accountancy at St. Mary’s University.
  • Graduated Doctor of Jurispundence (JD) at Arellano University School of Law
  • Audit Supervisor of the Philippine correspondent firm, Panell Ker Foster (PFK) International
  • Chairman for advocacy of the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP), the foremost organization of CPA’s in public practice
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) assessor, safety coordinator and process migration specialist during his tenure
  • Worked as deputy team leader for North America in a multi energy company, Chevron Holdings Inc.
  • Became an auditor of Association of Insurance Accountants in the Philippines (AIAP), the premier organization of insurance accountants in the country
About the Topic

Accounting students in their first years are introduced to the concept that the Accountancy Program can also be a prerequisite for taking law for those aiming to be lawyers. Although the Accountancy course does take law subjects, It does not explicitly and clearly explain why it has been deemed a prerequisite. The Topic will shed light to these lapse in information. It will tackle topics such as how different Law is from Accounting as well as how accountancy was deemed to be a prerequisite for the lawyer profession.


  • To understand why accountancy is considered as one of the best choices as a pre-law degree
  • To expound on the difference and similarities between Accountancy and Law
  • To assess the advantages of accountancy as a pre-law course
  • What are the law subjects normally taken by accounting students and the law subjects that they should be aware of
  • To know the skills and mindset gained in accountancy that can still be applied into the law school
  • To gain insights about the factors to consider before taking accountancy as a pre-law degree

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