The School’s Faculty is recognized as an excellent, committed and distinguished body of professionals that provide great prestige and distinction to the School of Law. There are 30 full time faculty members. Inter American University School of Law has the highest ratio of women: men faculty among the law schools in Puerto Rico.
All members of the faculty hold a J.D. as their first degree in law. Forty-three percent of faculty members have an LL.M degree and forty percent a doctoral degree.
A significant diversity in educational background is present in the graduate degrees of faculty members such as Master degrees in Law or their equivalent (LL.M., M.C.L., M.J.S., M.L.T.), or other graduate degrees in Public Administration (M.P.A.), Library Science (M.L.S.), Economics and Arts (M.A.), from institutions such as Harvard University, Yale University, University of Chicago, Tulane University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, University of California, Berkeley, Pittsburgh University, Boston University, Boston College, Université de Droit, d' Économie et de Sciences Sociales -Paris II- and the University of London.
Doctoral degrees are held in disciplines such as Law, Criminology and Sociology from these universities: Stanford University, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad del País Vasco, University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, Universidad de Valladolid, Université de Droit, d' Économie et des Sciences Sociales de Paris (Paris II), and the University of London.
The average full-time teaching experience in the School of Law is between 16 and 20 years for the 30 full-time professors’ group.
Part-time professors are recruited from among the best attorneys in government or private practice, in order to maintain the overall prestige of the School of Law and its faculty. Ordinarily the School of Law retains an average of twenty five (25) adjunct members per semester. They teach highly specialized courses such as Bankruptcy, Federal Jurisdiction, Maritime Law, Immigration Law, Trademarks and Patent Law, Environmental Law, Legal Theory, International Commercial Arbitration, Intellectual Property, and Law and Technology, as well as specialized workshops on Family Law, Criminal and Civil Procedure, Appellate Procedures, Evidence and Jury Selection. Extraordinary and talented legal researchers are recruited to teach the first year six-credit Legal Research, Analysis and Writing I and II courses.
The members of the faculty are a well-respected group of professionals. Many of them are leading figures and top scholars in their respective fields in Puerto Rico. They routinely serve the academic world and society in general in different roles and in activities related to major academic interests, or which enrich their capabilities as scholars and professors. These activities do not unduly interfere with their responsibility as faculty members, as shown by peer and student evaluations. Actually, it appears that the most productive professors in the academic field are also the most committed professionals in the community and institutional services range.
One of the School of Law's main goals include is to "stimulate the study, research, critical analysis and development of the Law taking into account societal changes”. Increasing research and publication by the faculty is not only an academic objective; it is also a developmental goal of the School of Law's administration.