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Future students

Tradition and quality

With over one hundred and twenty years of existence, numerous generations of great lawyers, judges, diplomats, jurists, politicians and academics have studied at the School of Law of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

This century old tradition, its known prestige, and its academic quality situate it as one of the most important teaching and research law centres in the country and the continent. This guarantees graduates success in practising the profession within the different possibilities that the legal field offers.

Throughout more than 120 years, over a thousand lawyers have been trained in this School of Law. They currently stand out in the highest and most diverse jobs, always preceded by a high reputation and professional prestige, which is the seal and the identity of PUCV School of Law graduates. You can get to know some of them through the Mini Interviews published here.

Our School’s quality has been permanently confirmed by different indicators and rankings. QS World University Raking for Law 2016, a British study that ranks the best Universities in the world to study law, recently placed PUCV’s Law Faculty within the best 150 Faculties in the world. According to QS 2017 and Americaeconomia 2017, PUCV Law is ranked among the top 3 Law Schools in Chile.


Graduates Profile

Graduates from the School of Law of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso stand out because of their rigorous legal reasoning that allows them to develop successfully in any area of the legal profession. They excel through their critical approach to the law, it’s application and changes. Their professional training, based on the values that our University holds, prepares them to achieve quality work as they face and resolve the professional challenges that they decide to pursue.

A comprehensive and informed vision of the law allows our graduates to consider public and private interests from a common good perspective. They can thrive in different cultural contexts, showing flexibility, leadership skills, communication and the capacity to negotiate, which makes them stand out as reliable professionals.

Foreign exchange students are welcomed to study at our School. In case information and details about the contents and programs of the courses are required, don’t hesitate to contact us at: rrii.derecho@pucv.cl