Faculty and Staff

Westmin R. A. James

Westmin R. A.  James
Title: Deputy Dean (Academic and Student Affairs)
Additional Titles: Director of Jurisprudence, International Mooting, Constitutional Law and Commonwealth Human Rights - Attorney at Law
Qualifications: LL.B. (Hons) U.W.I. LL.M. (Cantab) – University of Cambridge L.E.C. – Hugh Wooding Law School
Teaching Areas: Undergraduate: Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, International Mooting, Commonwealth Caribbean Human Rights
Postgraduate: Advanced Public International Law
Biography: October 2006 to July, 2011 – Attorney-at-Law in Private Practice, Chancery Chambers, 108 Duke Street, Trinidad – Engaged in Civil, Commercial, Industrial, Family and Criminal litigation appearing before the Industrial Court, Magistrates’ Courts, Environmental Commission, High Courts and Court of Appeal in Trinidad and Tobago. 

January 2011 to July  2011 - University of West Indies - Lecturer and Course Director, Advanced Public International Law in LL.M. & Tutor in the Bachelors of Laws programme- Constitutional Law

September 2006 – present  - University of West Indies - E-Tutor, Business Law

September 2007 - January 2008 - University of West Indies, St. Augustine Campus - Lecturer & Course Director, Sentencing, Corrections and Penal Reform

July 2005 – September 2005 - Middle Temple, Inns of Court London United Kingdom - Pegasus Barrister Intern
Employment and Labour Law in Trinidad and Tobago

Additional Information:
The Phelps & Co. Prize for Civil Procedure & Practice I (2004) – Hugh Wooding Law School

Justice Nicholson Prize for the Law of Trust (2003) – University of the West Indies

Thorne de la Bastide Prize for Constitutional Law (2001) – University of the West Indies

Hamel-Smith Appellate Mooting Competition (2006) Hugh Wooding Law School – 1st Place

Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship (2005)

Lex Caribbean Regional Client Interview Competition (2004)  – 1st Place

Co-authored Best Memorial in English at the 8th Annual Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court  Competition (2003) Representing UWI

Semi-finalist at the 8th Annual Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition (2003)   Representing UWI
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