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Carla Ali

Carla Ali

Lecturer in Law

Department: Law

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Carla Ali spent eleven years as an officer of the Legislative Drafting Department of the Office of the Attorney General, Trinidad and Tobago, where she drafted and assisted with the drafting of legislation related to the family, children, child protection, juvenile justice, domestic violence, sexual offences, and the establishment of courts. She was the primary drafter of Trinidad and Tobago’s updated National Sex Offender Register and was also instrumental in assisting with the drafting of legislation establishing the Family Court and the Children Court, prohibiting child marriage, and reforming the juvenile justice system, in Trinidad and Tobago. As a Legislative Drafting Consultant, Carla has collaborated with organizations such as the Pan-American Health Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Central Bank of Belize, to provide draft legislation in areas such as organ transplant, disaster management and the implementation of national payment systems, for Latin America and the Caribbean.


LL.M. ,The University of the West Indies Cave Hill ,2016

Research Areas

Carla has a keen interest in the drafting of legislation relating to children and persons with disabilities. She is interested in exploring the protections afforded to children with invisible disabilities under the criminal justice system in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Teaching Areas

Family Law I
Family Law II
Legislative Drafting


Family Law, child Law, legislative drafting