The Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies

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:

  1. First Class Honours
  2. Upper Second Class Honours
  3. Lower Second Class Honours
  4. Pass

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.