LSAC will offer the LSAT in Spanish on November 19, 2016.
The LSAT in Spanish will be offered at LSAT test centers in Puerto Rico. The Spanish version of the test will not be available at any test center in the 50 United States, Canada, or any other location outside of Puerto Rico.
Purpose of the Spanish LSAT Score
The Spanish version of the test is for use in applying to law school in Puerto Rico only. LSAC will report 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
LSAC will not report Spanish LSAT scores to any law school outside of Puerto Rico.
The LSAT in Spanish is scored differently than the English version of the test. Scores on the Spanish LSAT are reported on a 200 to 260 scale.
The Spanish LSAT Is Optional
While Spanish LSAT scores will be reported to the law schools in Puerto Rico, taking the Spanish LSAT is optional for applicants to those schools. All three law schools in Puerto Rico will continue to accept the English version of the LSAT for applications to their programs. It is not necessary to take the LSAT in Spanish in order to apply to any law school in Puerto Rico.
Applying to Law School Outside of Puerto Rico
Candidates who wish to apply to law schools outside of Puerto Rico (in the 50 United States, Canada, or elsewhere) that require the LSAT must take the LSAT in English. This will apply to all applicants in Puerto Rico who wish to apply to these law schools, even if they take the Spanish LSAT in order to apply to law school in Puerto Rico.