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Spanish LSAT: Frequently Asked Questions

Create an LSAC.org account and click Register for the LSAT. For your Center Location, select United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. For your Test Date, select December 2017.

Please Note

The Spanish LSAT administration is referred to as the December 2017 because it is linked to the December LSAT in English administration. However, the Spanish LSAT will be administered in November.

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 a different location in United States, Canada, and the Caribbean”. Under Other Location select PUERTO RICO. After you hit Submit, test centers offering the Spanish LSAT will be displayed.

In November 2017, the Spanish LSAT will be offered at two test centers in Puerto Rico. If you wish to register for the Spanish LSAT, make sure that you select a test center in Puerto Rico that is labeled LSAT EN ESPAÑOL.

Because the Spanish LSAT is not precisely the same test as the LSAT in English, it cannot be scored on the same 120–180 scale. However, the Spanish LSAT scores are on a standardized scale that works in an analogous way and can be interpreted in an analogous way. Where your score falls on the Spanish LSAT scale can be taken as an indication that your performance is comparable to the performance of someone whose score falls in a similar range on the 120–180 scale. For example, while the median score of the Spanish LSAT scale (230) is not identical to the median of its counterpart (150), the two scores are comparable.

No. Spanish LSAT scores will not be reported to any school outside of Puerto Rico.

Yes. At this time, Spanish LSAT scores will not be reported to any school outside of Puerto Rico. So, if you would like to apply to any law school outside of Puerto Rico that requires the LSAT, you will also have to take the LSAT in English.

Yes, law schools in Puerto Rico continue to accept applicants’ scores from the LSAT in English.

No, the Spanish LSAT will be offered only at test centers in Puerto Rico.

Yes, test takers from outside of Puerto Rico may register to take the November 2017 Spanish LSAT in Puerto Rico. However, before you do so, you should carefully consider 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.

Yes, the test centers in Puerto Rico will administer the LSAT in both English and Spanish. The Spanish LSAT will be administered in November 2017, and the English LSAT will be administered in December 2017. You may register for either the LSAT English version in December 2017 or the LSAT Spanish version in November 2017, but not both.

The registration fee for the Spanish LSAT is exactly the same as for the LSAT in English.

LSAC plans to offer the Spanish LSAT once per year. However, these plans are subject to change.

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