Spanish LSAT-Flex

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.

Upcoming Spanish LSAT-Flex

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 test will be administered as a remotely proctored paper examination. This means candidates will take the March 13 Spanish LSAT in their homes or in another private location.

Test Date: March 13, 2021 (rescheduled from February 2021)

Score Release: April 7, 2021

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Test Format and Sections

Given the change to a remotely proctored in-home examination, the exam will include three multiple-choice sections, one each of Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension, similar to the LSAT-Flex that has been administered in English starting May 2020. A paper LSAT Writing will also be included as a fourth section administered after the three multiple-choice sections.

On test day, Spanish LSAT-Flex testing sessions will be proctored by Spanish-speaking proctors through ProctorU’s remote proctoring system. As is the case with the LSAT-Flex in English, about 10 days before the exam, each Spanish LSAT-Flex test taker will have the opportunity go on ProctorU’s website to schedule the time slot that works best for them from the available options on March 13.

Technical Requirements

Please note that although you will be taking a paper-and-pencil version of the test, everyone who takes the LSAT-Flex must use a computer to set up their live remote-proctored testing session with ProctorU. It is very important to have adequate equipment and a strong and stable internet connection to have a successful remote testing experience.

Test takers can find information about technical requirements and other requirements for taking the Spanish LSAT-Flex in the LSAT-Flex FAQs. Test takers who do not have the required technology, internet access, or quiet space should contact LSAC for assistance. The deadline to request this assistance is February 7, 2021. Please email LSACinfo@LSAC.org with “SPANISH LSAT-Flex” in the subject line or call us at 215.968.1001.

Registering for the Spanish LSAT-Flex

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 2021. (Even though the test date for the Spanish LSAT has now been changed to March 13, you still need to select “February 2021”.)

Test centers offering the LSAT in Spanish will begin with LSAT EN ESPANOL. Select one of these centers to register for the Spanish LSAT.

LSAC automatically suggests test centers that are near your address. If “LSAT EN ESPANOL” 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?

For 2021, the LSAT in Spanish will be offered as a remotely proctored paper-and-pencil exam, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means candidates will take the March 13 Spanish LSAT in their homes or in another private location.

Please note that although you will be taking a paper-and-pencil version of the test, everyone who takes the LSAT-Flex must use a computer to set up their live remote-proctored testing session with ProctorU. It is very important to have adequate equipment and a strong and stable internet connection to have a successful remote testing experience.

Test takers can find information about technical requirements and other requirements for taking the Spanish LSAT-Flex in the LSAT-Flex FAQs. Test takers who do not have the required technology, internet access, or quiet space should contact LSAC for assistance. The deadline to request this assistance is February 7, 2021. Please email LSACinfo@LSAC.org with “SPANISH LSAT-Flex” in the subject line or call us at 215.968.1001

How much does the Spanish LSAT-Flex cost?

The Spanish LSAT-Flex costs $200, the same amount as the LSAT-Flex in English.

Spanish LSAT-Flex Scores and Law School Admission

When will scores be available for the Spanish LSAT-Flex, now that the test date has changed to March 13?

We expect to report scores for the Spanish LSAT-Flex on April 7.

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.