The next Spanish LSAT administration is on February 26, 2022.
Once per year, LSAC offers a version of the LSAT in Spanish that is available to test takers in Puerto Rico. The Spanish LSAT is for use in applying to law school in Puerto Rico. LSAC reports scores from the Spanish LSAT only to the three ABA-accredited law schools in Puerto Rico:
- University of Puerto Rico School of Law
- Inter American University School of Law
- Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
These three schools are the only ABA-accredited schools where Spanish is the primary language of instruction.
Registering for the Spanish LSAT
How do I register for the Spanish LSAT?
Registration for the 2022 Spanish LSAT is now open.
To register for this test, create an LSAC.org account and click Register for the LSAT. During “Step 1: Test Location,” confirm that the Country/Area selected is PUERTO RICO. For your test date, select February 2022 (includes Spanish LSAT). On the next screen, you will be asked to “Choose LSAT (which is administered in English) or LSAT en Espanol.” Select LSAT EN ESPANOL. Proceed with your registration by uploading a recent and recognizable photo of yourself and paying the $200 registration fee.
How much does the Spanish LSAT cost?
The Spanish LSAT costs $200, the same amount as the LSAT in English.
What will the test-taking experience be like?
The Spanish LSAT is administered in a paper-and-pencil format. Due to health and safety concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have not yet determined whether the 2022 test will be remotely proctored or administered in test centers. We will provide more details as they become available.
Spanish LSAT Scores and Law School Admission
When will scores be available for the Spanish LSAT?
The score release date for the Spanish LSAT has not been determined. We will post more details as they become available.
How is the Spanish LSAT scored?
Because the LSAT in Spanish is not exactly the same as the LSAT in English, it cannot be measured on the same scale of 120-180. However, the LSAT scores on the Spanish test are based on a standardized scale, and this scale works similarly and can be interpreted in a similar way to the LSAT in English.
Spanish LSAT scores are reported on a scale of 320-380. This reporting scale has the same number of points as the LSAT in English scale (120-180), but the relationship between the two test scores is not strictly one-to-one. For example, while a Spanish LSAT score of 335 can be viewed as approximately similar to an English LSAT score of 135, a Spanish LSAT score of 335 does not convert directly to an English LSAT score of 135, or guarantee the same student would get a score of 135 on the English LSAT. Any comparisons should be made cautiously and understood as rough approximations.
Is the Spanish LSAT required in order to apply to the law schools in Puerto Rico?
No. It is not necessary to take the LSAT in Spanish in order to apply to any law school in Puerto Rico. All three law schools in Puerto Rico continue to accept the English version of the LSAT for applications to their programs.
Can I use my score on the Spanish LSAT to apply to law schools outside of Puerto Rico?
No. Because Spanish LSAT scores are reported only to the three ABA-accredited law schools in Puerto Rico, anyone who wishes to take the LSAT in order to apply to ABA-accredited law schools outside of Puerto Rico must take the LSAT in English. This applies to both residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico.
Is score preview available for Spanish LSAT takers?
Yes. First-time LSAT takers registered for the Spanish LSAT can purchase LSAT Score Preview through their LSAC accounts.
Spanish LSAT Prep
LSAC has provided a free practice test to help you get familiar with the Spanish LSAT, which is administered in a paper-and-pencil format. You can get acquainted with the test’s reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning question types by preparing with this free Official PrepTest.