Physics prodigy Mikaela Fudolig passes UP Law entrance test

Aaron Lozada, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 12 2016 07:51 AM

Mikaela Irene Fudolig

MANILA - A physics prodigy might add a juris doctor degree to her long list of academic achievements.

Mikaela Irene Fudolig, who graduated college at 16, is among the applicants who qualified for admission in the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law in school year 2016-2017.

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Fudolig earned a bachelor's degree in physics from UP in 2007. She graduated summa cum laude, with a general weighted average of 1.099 – the highest in her batch.

She was only 11 years old when she started attending college as part of an experimental program for gifted children.

Fudolig joined the Institute of Physics faculty right after graduation.

She earned her master's degree in physics in 2013 and her doctoral degree in physics in 2014, both from UP.

She was also a Fulbright scholar for doctoral enrichment in economics at the University of California-Irvine.

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The highly competitive UP Law Aptitude Examination (LAE) is the entrance examination for the UP College of Law. It was administered in February in Quezon City, Cebu City and Davao City.

In 2015, dismissed Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia was among the applicants who qualified for admission in UP Law.