Puerto Rico Law School

The University of Puerto Rico, R?o Piedras Campus (UPRRP) ?or Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de R?o Piedras in Spanish? is a state university located in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. UPRRP is the largest campus of the University of Puerto Rico System, and the first public university in the history of Puerto Rico.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Website (Website) http://www.law.upr.edu/
Admissions Dean (Admissions Dean) admisiones.derecho@upr.edu
Location (Location) San Juan, PR

Quick Facts

Founded : 1913
ABA Accredited : Yes
AALS Member : Yes

Rankings

US News Week : N/A
Vault Top 25 : N/A
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Median LSAT : 144
Median GPA : 3.55
Acceptance Rate : 58%


Admissions

is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 58% of its applicants. Comparatively, Puertorico is Significantly Lower than the average cost for law school.

  Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2021 375 215 (57.33%) 198 (52.8%)
  25% Median 75%
GPA 3.22 3.55 3.76
LSAT 141 144 149

Tuition And Financial AID

  In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $7,131 N/A
Part Time $5,761 $11,503
Living Expenses  
Living on-campus: $10,895
Living off-campus: $15,155
Living at home: $10,455

Important Dates

Early Decision 1 : N/A
Early Decision 2 : N/A
Regular Decision : N/A
Application Fee : $20

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Community

is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Puertorico is Above Average.

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FACULTY STATISTICS

  • Full Time : 49
  • Part Time : 55

FACULTY

  • # Female Faculty : 47
  • # Minority Faculty : 108

RATIO

14.2 Students

1 Faculty

HOUSING OPTIONS

  • On Campus Housing : Yes
  • Graduate Housing : No
  • Law Specific Housing : Yes

Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. University of Puerto Rico 1L section size is 11% larger than law schools in Puerto Rico and 13% larger than all PUBLIC law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

: 152
Puerto Rico Average: 135
PUBLIC School Average: 132
  • Positions Available in Advanced Courses
  • Simulation Courses : 180
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics : 480
  • Students Involved in Advanced Activities
  • Field Placements : 106
  • Law Journals : 37
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials : 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year : 7.6%
  • Second Year : 1.8%
  • Third Year : 0.0%
  • Fourth Year : 0.0%

Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The University of Puerto Rico class of 2016 had an employment rate of 70% with 0% pursuing an additional degree.

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In 2016, 96.9%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

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Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 40.0%
  • Business: 33.0%
  • Government: 16.0%
  • Public Interest: 1.0%
  • Academia: 3.0%
  • Puerto Rico: 93%
  • Florida: 2%
  • US Territories: 1%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 96.9%
  • First Time Takers: 195
  • Average School: 55.6%
  • Average State: 46.2%
  • Pass Difference: 9.4%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Puerto Rico : 46.2%
  • Passed : 105 of 189 (55.6%)
  • State Average : 46.2%
  • Difference : 9.4%