THE FACULTY OF LAW
Undergraduate Programme: Professional Training
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Entry into the legal profession of all of the Commonwealth Caribbean territories is regulated by the law of the particular territory, but as a result of a regional agreement the basic requirements tend to follow a common pattern.
Since 1975, a prospective lawyer normally requires a Legal Education Certificate. This is granted by the (West Indian) Council of Legal Education which was established in April 1971. The certificate will be granted to a student who successfully completes a two year course of full time training at one of the Council's three Law Schools in Jamaica, Trinidad or The Bahamas.
Entry into a Law School will normally be granted to any applicant holding the U.W.I. LL.B. degree. Students who hold law degrees from other universities are required to sit an entrance examination which is held in July of each year. The deadline for applications to the Law Schools is January 31 of the proposed year of study. Application forms are obtainable from the Faculty of Law or from either of the three Law Schools at the addresses below:
P.O. Box 231&
Mona Campus, Kingston 7
JAMAICA
 
P.O. Bag 323
Tunapuna Post Office
TRINIDAD
 
The Eugene Dupuch Law  School
P.O. Box SS-6394
Nassau
THE BAHAMAS

Faculty of Law
Tel.: (246) 417-4224    Fax: (246) 424-1788   Email: lawdean@cavehill.uwi.edu