The Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies
- First Class Honours
- Upper Second Class Honours
- Lower Second Class Honours
- Attorney-at-Law Supreme Court of Jamaica 1976-Present
- Member (MJIM) Jamaica Institute of Management 1993-Present
The Faculty of Law was established at The University Of West Indies in 1970 . Its primary objective is to provide an academic qualification which is compulsory prerequisite to professional legal training for lawyers in the Commonwealth Caribbean. However, the traditional basic legal skills of concise and pertinent oral argument, systematic and relevant presentation of essential issues, clarity and precision of written options and detached and balanced judgement are also useful and reliable shills for other professions such as the Civil and Police Service, Accountancy, Banking and Commerce.
The Faculty of Law offers both an undergraduate and post graduate programme. The course is divided into 3 parts. Parts 1 , 2 and 3 are being offered at the Mona Campus beginning September 2009 on a phased basis.
A student is generally required to complete each Part successfully before being allowed to enrol for the part following. However, very limited trailing is permitted into Parts 2 and 3 of the programme.
The degree offered by the Faculty of Law is the LL.B which may be awarded in the following categories:
Postgraduate studies in the Faculty lead to the Graduate Diploma or the LL.M. The LL.M is awarded on the basis of examination by thesis or by coursework and thesis, and includes a Legislative Drafting option. The Legislative Drafting option is open only to members of the legal profession who are specifically nominated by their Governments. The Ph.D. by research is also available to suitable qualified candidates. There are also postgraduate studies in Public Law and Corporate and Commercial Law.
Dr. Derrick McKoy, LLB, LLM, MBA, DBA
Dr. Derrick McKoy is Senior Lecturer in Law at Mona. He holds a doctorate in business administration, specialising in the new public management, an LLM in international and comparative law, the MBA and the LLB. He is also a graduate of the Norman Manley Law School. He was a Commonwealth Scholar, and in 1999 he participated in the US International Visitors Program on The Role of Ethics in Business and Government. He is also a member of the Jamaican Bar and the Jamaica Institute of Management. Dr. McKoy was Contract-General of Jamaica from 1998 to 2005. He is the current chairman of the Fair Trading Commission. He is a member of the All island Electricity Appeal Tribunal, and he has also served on the Disciplinary Committee of the General Legal Council, Jamaica.
6 Gibraltar Hall Road,
UWI Mona Campus,
Tel: (+1876) 927-1855 – (+1876) 977-4860
Fax: (+1876) 970-1242