Opinion | Origin and function of the bar exam in Puerto Rico

There was a time when a bar exam was not required to be admitted to practice law. In fact, there was a time when you didn’t even have to get a degree from law school to be a lawyer, since internships in the offices of any admitted lawyer were admitted as equivalent to the degree. Until the 1930s, you did not have to take the bar exam if you were a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, as was the case of a lawyer who reached the Supreme Court and was a very distinguished and well-liked associate judge. in our legal community. In other countries, a law degree from any law school is sufficient to practice law.

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