THE FACULTY OF LAW
Graduate Programme
Overview of the programme
The taught masters offered by the Faculty of Law under its Graduate Studies Programme are:
 
1.      Master of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law;
2.      Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law;

3.      Master of Laws in Public Law and the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Law;  
4.      Master of Laws in Legislative Drafting and the Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting.
 
Other graduate the Master of Philosophy in Law (M.Phil) the Doctor of Philosophy in Law (Ph.D).
 
The concentration in commercial law and corporate law has been designed to meet the needs of students interested in an advanced legal studies programme focused on corporate law, financial law, intellectual property law and transnational commercial transactions law.
The courses will be delivered at Cave Hill Campus by way of a combination of week-night and weekend lectures, workshops, seminars using modern distance learning techniques including the use of UWIDEC and web-based delivery via Elluminate Live!. Each course consists of a minimum of 24 contact hours. Where necessary, materials will be placed on My E-Learning for student use.
For further information please visit the Graduate Studies Home Page
 
 
LL.M and Advanced Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law Curriculum
    
Course Listings:
 
1.       Advanced Corporate Finance
2.       Advanced Corporate Insolvency Law
3.       Advanced Insurance Law
4.       Advanced Intellectual Property Law
5.       Banking Law
6.       Caribbean Business and Public International Law
7.       Company Law Theory in Modern Commerce
8.       Comparative Labour Law in a Corporate Environment
9.       E-Commerce Law
10.     International Tax Planning
11.     Law of Corporate Governance
12.     Legal Aspects of Corporate Misconduct
13.     Offshore Financial Law
14.     Transnational Transactions Law
  
 Please note that not all courses are taught every semester.
 
 
 
LL.M and Advanced Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law Curriculum
    
Course Listings:
1.       Advanced Caribbean Integration Law
2.       Advanced International Environmental Law
3.       Advanced International Human Rights Law
4.       Advanced Public International Law
5.       Advanced Public International Trade Law
6.       Competition Law in a Global Economy
7.       Public Law I - Advanced Constitutional Law
8.       Public Law II - Advanced Administrative Law
 
Please note that not all courses are taught every semester.
 
LL.M. in Legislative Drafting
 
The LL.M. in Legislative Drafting is a fully residential programme. Students registered for this programme must complete courses in Legislative Drafting, Public Law I or Comparative Constitutional Theory and Public Law II or Advanced Administrative Law. A dissertation which will normally be of 15,000 words in length on a topic in Legislative Drafting or on a topic in Public Law I or Public Law II must also be completed.
 
Entrance Requirements
The following are eligible to apply for admission into the graduate programmes in Corporate and Commercial Law and Public Law:

For the LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law or Public Law:
Graduates of this University holding the LL.B. degree;
Graduates of this University or of an approved University holding a degree which includes such  law subjects as shall satisfy the Board for Graduate Studies and Research;
Graduates of this University or of an approved University who, having obtained a professional legal qualification, are admitted to practice in any part of the Commonwealth;
persons who having obtained a professional legal qualification, are admitted to practice in any part of the Commonwealth, and who have also been certified as being in practice for a minimum of five years; or
Graduates of this University or of any approved University who satisfy the Board of Graduate Studies and Research of their capability to undertake the course of study leading to the award of the LL.M. degree.
 
For the Advanced Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law or Public Law:
Graduates of this University holding the LL.B. degree;
Graduates of this University or of an approved University holding a degree which includes such law subjects as shall satisfy the Board for Graduate Studies and Research;
Graduates of this University or of an approved University who have obtained a professional legal qualification; or
Graduates of this University or of an approved University who satisfy the Board of Graduate Studies and Research of their capability to undertake the course of study leading to the award of the Advanced Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law.
A person who applies for admittance to the LL.M. programme and who does not satisfy the criteria for the LL.M. but who has satisfied the Board of Graduate Studies and Research of their capability to undertake the course of study leading to the award of the Advanced Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law or Public Law may be admitted to read for the Advanced Diploma.
 
Qualifying Examination
Applicants may, at the discretion of the Board of Graduate Studies and Research, be required to take a qualification examination consisting of at least two papers of a minimum of two hours each, which shall be of an equivalent standard to that of Part II or Part III of the LL.B degree examination.The language of instruction is English and students whose native language is not English may be required to take an English Proficiency Test set on behalf of the Board for Graduate Studies and Research.
 
Time of Entry
Candidates may enter the programme either in Semester One which starts in late August or in Semester Two, which begins in late January. Applications must be submitted on the prescribed form to the Graduate Studies Office at the Cave Hill Campus not later than June 30 of the proposed year of entry for entrance in Semester One and no later than September 30 of the proposed year of entry for entrance in Semester Two.
Students are required to register at either of the three campuses by the first week of each semester.
 
Degree and Diploma Requirements
 
The LL.M. Degree
The award of the LL.M. degree is obtained on the basis of examination of coursework. It is contingent upon the attainment of thirty-six (36) credits. Candidates will be required to complete six courses carrying six (6) credits each selected from the designated course curriculum offered for that year. Candidates may, with the permission of the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, substitute two (2) six (6) credits courses for dissertation of a maximum length of 15,000 words on a topic in Commercial or Corporate Law, or Public Law. The dissertation is assigned fifteen (12) credit hours
The course work component must be completed within six month after the appointment of a Supervisor.
 
The Advanced Diploma
The Advanced Diploma is obtained on the basis of examination of course work only. Students pursuing the Advanced Diploma are required to complete four courses carrying six (6) credits each selected from the designated course curriculum offered for that year.
Students must complete the courses chosen within four semesters of the commencement of the programme.
 
Application Form
Application forms may be downloaded from the Graduate Studies’ website: http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/Gradstudies/DocumentLibrary.htm
Application forms may be collected from the following offices:
 
Senior Assistant Registrar,
Graduate Studies and Research
UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados
Tel: (246) 417-4904
 
Assistant Registrar,
Student Affairs, Admissions Section,
UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad.
Tel: (868) 663-2060
 
Assistant Registrar,
Admissions Section,
UWI, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica.
Tel: (876) 927-1660-9
 
For further information, please contact us at e-mail address: gradlaw@cavehill.uwi.edu
 
 
Faculty of Law
Tel.: (246) 417-4224    Fax: (246) 424-1788   Email: lawdean@cavehill.uwi.edu