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Puerto Rico Bar Exam Information

General Information
Exam TypeNon-UBE
Jurisdiction-specific component
Upcoming Registration DatesApril 23, 2021 (May 8, 2021 exam); TBA (Fall exam)
Average Pass Rates32% (February 2018); 37% (July 2018)

The Puerto Rico bar exam assesses whether an examinee is competent to practice law in the Territory of Puerto Rico. Passing the bar exam is an essential step in becoming a lawyer in Puerto Rico. 

Read on to learn more about the Puerto Rico bar exam.

The Puerto Rico bar exam is a two-day exam that tests examinees’ knowledge in the following areas of law:

  • federal civil procedure
  • federal evidence
  • federal jurisdiction and venue
  • federal criminal procedure
  • local rules
  • federal appellate procedure
  • bankruptcy
  • ethics

The examination also includes an essay question to verify examinees’ certification of their ability to read, write, and understand the English language. To pass the Puerto Rico bar exam, examinees must score a minimum of 596 out of 1,000 points.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that provides helpful information to Puerto Rico bar examinees.

The Puerto Rico bar exam is a two-part exam and it is offered twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. For the latest details on Puerto Rico bar exam dates, please contact the District Court of Puerto Rico.

Public notices are posted in the Clerk’s Office and published in the local media several weeks prior to the exam application deadline. For the latest deadline updates, please contact the District Court of Puerto Rico.

The regular application fee for the Puerto Rico bar exam is $250. For more details on fees, visit the District Court of Puerto Rico's website.

Puerto Rico bar examination results are available approximately four to six weeks after the administration of the exam.

The Committee on Admissions, via the United States District for the District of Puerto Rico, is the organization responsible for overseeing admission to the bar in Puerto Rico. It is through this board that you will register for the bar exam, receive exam information, and obtain your score.

United State District Court Office of the Clerk
Federico Degetau Federal Bldg. - Rm. 150
Carlos Chardón Ave.
Hato Rey, PR 00918-1767

Phone: 787-772-0025

Website: https://www.prd.uscourts.gov/requirements-bar-admission

News and information about the Puerto Rico bar exam can be found on the District Court of Puerto Rico's website.

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