The Faculty of Law was established at the University of the West Indies in 1970 with headquarters at the Cave Hill Campus. Its primary objective is to provide for an academic qualification which is a compulsory prerequisite to professional legal training for lawyers in the Commonwealth Caribbean.
The Faculty of Law offers both an undergraduate
and a postgraduate
programme. The undergraduate programme is divided into 3 parts – Part I – III are offered at the Cave Hill, St. Augustine and Mona Campuses and also at the College of the Bahamas. Part I is offered at the Turkeyen Campus of the University of Guyana.
Graduate studies in the Faculty lead to the Graduate Diploma, the LL.M., MPhil and PhD. The LL.M. is awarded on the basis of coursework and an optional research paper. It is offered in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law; Legislative Drafting; and Public Law. The Legislative Drafting option is open only to members of the legal profession who are specifically nominated by their Governments.
The MPhil and PhD by research are available to suitably qualified candidates.