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.
Spanish LSAT FAQs
How do I register for the Spanish LSAT?
Create an LSAC.org account and click Register for the LSAT. For your center location, select United States (Including Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada. For your test date, select February 2020.
Test centers offering the LSAT in Spanish will begin with LSAT EN ESPAÑOL. Select one of these centers to register for the Spanish LSAT.
LSAC automatically suggests test centers that are near your address. If “LSAT EN ESPAÑOL” test centers are not being displayed, scroll down to “Search for Centers at a Different Location in United States (Including Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada.” Under “Other locations,” select PUERTO RICO. After you hit Search Location, test centers offering the Spanish LSAT will be displayed.
Where can I take the Spanish LSAT?
The LSAT in Spanish is offered at the two LSAT test centers in Puerto Rico — in Rio Piedras and Mayagüez. The Spanish version of the test is not administered at any location outside of Puerto Rico.
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?
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.
If I live outside of Puerto Rico but want to take the Spanish LSAT, can I travel to Puerto Rico to take the Spanish LSAT?
Yes, test takers from outside of Puerto Rico may register to take the Spanish LSAT in Puerto Rico. But before you do so, you should think carefully about whether taking the Spanish LSAT in Puerto Rico will benefit you. A score on the Spanish LSAT can be used only for applying to law schools in Puerto Rico.
How much does the Spanish LSAT cost?
The Spanish LSAT costs $200, the same amount as the LSAT in English.