The School of Law was established in August, 1961 in response to the growing need for lawyers in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In its initial years, classes were offered only during evening hours, inasmuch as the demand for legal education was strongest among working and business people who were able to attend classes only after work. In 1965 the School started its own full-time day program to provide opportunity to all qualified persons willing to study law. Both programs, the evening and the daytime sessions, have been successfully developed since then.
Since the School of Law obtained authorization to operate by the Puerto Rico Council on Education and its accreditation by the American Bar Association, the School has directed its efforts towards the full compliance with commitments made to meet the highest standards for a sound legal education program in Puerto Rico.