The number and quality of education of Costa Rican law school graduates are being questioned, after the results of the affiliation exam to the attorneys association were made public.
Since last September more of 1,000 candidates have taken the exam on three occasions, but only 30 percent passed the test.
In Costa Rica there are about 29,000 licensed attorneys and from 30,000 to 40,000 law graduates who haven’t yet become members of their association.
According to the lawyer Boris Molina the number of graduate lawyers is not proportional to the capacity of Costa Rica labor market.
Graduate lawyers from Universidad de Costa Rica lead the test approval index with 77%, followed by Universidad Autónoma Centroamericana (64%), ULACIT (53%) and Libre de Derecho (50%).
The universities with more graduates failing the test were: La Panamericana and Cristiana, both with 91%, Universidad Internacional de las Américas (88%), and Metropolitana (84%).
Source: Diario Extra.