Robert A. Vélez-Montes obtained a BA in Political Science, Cum Laude, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, graduating first among the political science major graduates. He also graduated top 10% of his law school class, Magna Cum Laude, and was the recipient of the Francisco Parra Toro Award for having the highest grade in Civil Law courses. Robert passed the March 2013 bar exam, on his first attempt, with a 99.2 percentile, ranked 5th out of 529. In Law School, he excelled in all research and writing courses and was also a member of the Law Review. Additionally, Robert has experience working for the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. As a law student, he clerked for Associate Justice, the Hon. Roberto Feliberti Cintrón as part of his clinical externship. In addition, during his last semester in Law School, he worked as a Student Attorney in the Legal Aid Clinic. In this time he managed cases in different stages, drafted and filed motions to court, met with clients and opposed counsel, among others.