ABA Standard 509 – Required Disclosures

Inter-American University of Puerto Rico—School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738. In compliance with ABA Standard 509, the following information about Inter American University of Puerto Rico – School of Law and its JD Program is provided to current and prospective students. The 2019 Standard 509 Information Report is compiled from the information submitted in the annual ABA questionnaire.

 

 

Section 509 (b): A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in the form and manner and for the time frame designated by the Council, the following information:

 

  • Admissions including applications, offers, matriculants. Standard 509 (b)(1)

 

Juris Doctor

Year J.D. Program Applications Complete Applications Admitted (Offers) Enrolled (Matriculants)
2011-12 942 746 (79.19%) 393 (52.68%) 246 (62.59%)
2012-13 856 663 (77.45%) 267 (40.27%) 129 (48.31%)
2013-14 795 616 (77.48%) 340 (55.19%) 212 (62.35%)
2014-15 712 571 (80.20%) 359 (65.63%) 241 (67.13%)
2015-16 738 590 (79.95%) 364 (62.87%) 210 (57.69%)
2016-17 632 496 (78.48%) 297 (59.88%) 193 (64.98%)
2017-18 575 507 (88.17%) 296 (58.38%) 190 (64.19%)
2018-19 664 478 (71.98%) 285 (59.62%) 187 (65.61%)

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Master in Litigation and Alternative Methods for Dispute Resolution

Year LL.M. Program Applications Complete Applications Admitted (Offers) Enrolled (Matriculants)
2013-14 48 48 (100.00%) 45 (93.75%) 45 (100.00%)
2014-15 69 60 (86.96%) 55 (91.67%) 55 (100.00%)
2015-16 44 44 (100.00%) 27 (61.36%) 27 (100.00%)
2016-17 25 23 (92.00%) 17 (73.91%) 17 (100.00%)
2017-18 44 39 (88.64%) 24 (61.54%) 24 (100.00%)
2018-19 46 36(78.26%) 36(100%) 31(86.11%)

 

Master in Notary and Real Estates

Year LL.M. Program Applications Complete Applications Admitted (Offers) Enrolled (Matriculants)
2018-19 23 21(91.30%) 21(100%) 15(71.42%)

 

J.S.D.

Year J.S.D Program Applications Complete Applications Admitted (Offers) Enrolled (Matriculants)
2016-17 6 3 (50.00%) 2 (66.67%) 2 (100.00%)
2017-18 5 4 (80.00%) 2 (50.00%) 2 (100.00%)
2018-19 4 3(75.0%) 2(66.66%) 2(100%)

 

  • Tuition and fees, living expenses, and grants and scholarships. Standard 509 (b)(2)
2018-19 Tuition and Fees Living Expenses Grants and Scholarships
Full Time Students (N=369) 16,645   10
Part Time Students (N=410) 13,250 23
Off Campus   21,956  
At Home 20,133

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Visit the Official Cohort Default Rate Search

Official Cohort Default Rate Letter

The benefits of the low official cohort default rate:

A cohort default rate of less than 5 percent for the most recent fiscal year means, that the home institution is eligible to cover the cost of assistance (COA) in a study abroad program with the following advantages:

  • Possibility of disbursing loans in a single installment to a student studying abroad.
  • Option to disburse first year borrowers studying abroad without the 30-day delay.
  • Ability to make a single disbursement of loans for one semester, trimester, quarter, or four-month period.
  • Option to disburse to first-year, first-time borrowers without the 30-day delay.

 

2018-19 BARBRI fees for JD English track.

Session Credits Cost
Day 16-15 $17,201
Evening 12-11 $13,313

 

  • Conditional scholarships. Standard 509 (b)(3) and (d) and Interpretation 509-3.

 

Students matriculating in # Entering with # Reduced or Eliminated
2018-2019 6 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0

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  • Regular enrollment data, including academic, transfer, and other. Standard 509 (b)(4)
Year Enrollment
Regular students New admissions Transferred Readmissions
2012-13 767 129 28 11
2013-14 810 212 30 15
2014-15 849 241 23 15
2015-16 829 210 9 20
2016-17 766 193 8 9
2017-18 748 190 15 16
2018-19 696 187 8 2

For J.D Enrollment as of October 5th 2018, transfers, non-transfer attrition and J.D. Degrees awarded information, visit 2019 Standard 509 Information Report.

 

Retention and Graduation Rate

Retention rate: Define as percent of students of the same cohort enrolled without interruption until earning the degree in 150% or less of the curricular granted time.

Original Cohort First Year Enrollment, Retention and Attrition
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2012 N 128 110 112 64 20 4 0 0
% Retention 100.00 85.94 87.50 50.00 15.63 3.13 0.00 0.00
% Attrition 0.00 14.06 12.50 18.75 21.88 23.47
2013 N   209 177 170 98 24 21 6
% Retention 100.00 84.69 81.34 46.89 11.48 10.05 2.87
% Attrition 0.00 15.31 18.66 22.97 24.88 21.00 25.02
2014 N   201 183 175 104 29 10
% Retention 100.00 91.04 87.06 51.74 14.43 4.98
% Attrition 0.00 8.96 12.94 16.42 29.00 17.41
2015 N   168 151 148 91 28
% Retention 100.00 89.88 88.10 54.17 16.67
% Attrition 0.00 10.12 11.90 13.69
2016 N   151 139 129 86
% Retention 100.00 92.05 85.43 56.95
% Attrition 0.00 7.95 14.57 17.22
2017 N   155 144 141
% Retention 100.00 92.90 90.97
% Attrition 0.00 7.10 9.03
2018 N   162 144
% Retention 100.00 88.89
% Attrition 0.00 11.11
2019 N   143
% Retention 100.0
% Attrition  

 

Graduation rate: Defined as percent of students earning the degree in 200% or less of the curricular granted time.

Original Cohort
First Year
Percent of Graduation
3 years or less 4 years 5 years or more
2010 N=246 Total of graduates 112 84 14
% of graduates 45.53 34.15 6.39
% Accumulative 45.53 79.67 86.07
2011 N=244 Total of graduates 82 96 21
% of graduates 33.61 39.34 9.77
% Accumulative 33.61 72.95 82.72
2012 N=128 Total of graduates 40 40 12
% of graduates 31.25 31.25 10.91
% Accumulative 31.25 62.50 73.41
2013 N=209 Total of graduates 63 70 15
% of graduates 30.14 33.49 8.47
% Accumulative 30.14 63.64 72.11
2014 N=201 Total of graduates 62 78 16 
% of graduates 30.85 38.81 7.96
% Accumulative 30.85 69.65 77.61
2015 N=168 Total of graduates 48 69 
% of graduates 28.57 41.07
% Accumulative 28.57 69.64
2016

N=151

Total of graduates 39    
% of graduates 25.83    
% Accumulative 25.83    

 

  • Numbers of full-time and part-time faculty, professional librarians, and administrators. Standard 509 (b) (5)

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  • Curriculum: Class sizes for first-year and upper-class courses; number of seminar, clinical and co-curricular Standard 509 (b) (6)

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  • Employment outcome. Standard 509 (b) (7) and Interpretation 509-2

Visit Employment Summary for 2019 Graduates and/or Oficina de Internacionalización, Ubicación y Empleo and/or Section of Legal Education – ABA Required Disclosures http://abarequireddisclosures.org/EmploymentOutcomes.aspx.

  • Bar passage data. Standard 509 (b) (8)

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  • Refund policies. Standard 509 (c) (1)

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  • Curricular offerings Standard 509 (c) (2) and Interpretation 509-1

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  • Academic calendar Standard 509 (c) (2) and Interpretation 509-1

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  • Academic requirements Standard 509 (c) (2) and Interpretation 509-1

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  • Policies regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution of higher education. Standard 509 (c) (3)

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