University of Puerto Rico School of Law

University Of Puerto Rico School Of Law

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The University of Puerto Rico School of Law is a law school in Puerto Rico. It is one of the professional graduate schools of University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus and the only law school in the University of Puerto Rico System. It was founded in 1913 at its present site in Río Piedras, which at the time was an independent municipality and is now part of the City of San Juan. The School of Law has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1945 and by the Association of American Law Schools since 1948. It is also accredited by the Council on Higher Education and the Puerto Rico Supreme Court.

Its graduates include important and prominent figures of Puerto Rico. Among them are former governors Rafael Hernández Colón, Carlos Romero Barceló and Aníbal Acevedo Vilá.

The law school provides a unique venue for the study of the civil law tradition and its complex interaction with common law and U.S. federal law, including the controversial application of the U.S. Constitution to Puerto Rico's special political status.


The Law School's academic program aims to increase and diversify the learning anddevelopment experiences of its students. Thus, half of its 92 credit/hour study program is elective, with course offerings ranging from theoretical to practical in topics pertaining to civil rights, technology, feminism, business, international relations and comparative law, among others. In addition, students are required to participate in a clinical...
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