The Rule does not speak of a transition period; it is already in full force and effect as of 1st semester of this academic year.

From the perspective of the curriculum, transition ends when the model law curriculum has been released for adaptation by law schools (Target: May 2021; for opening of school year in June 2021).——–

Please refer to Sec. 14 of the Rule re: Effectivity – 

This rule shall take effect at the start of Academic Year 2020-2021 following its publication in two (2) newspapers of general circulation. The requirements under second paragraph of Section 5, Rule 138 as amended by A.M. No. 19-03-24-SC dated June 25, 2019 shall apply to bar examination applicants commencing the 2023 bar examinations.

Note: The Court has issued a Resolution expressly stating that the implementation of the Rule will continue.