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Dr. Erskine R. Burke

Dr. Erskine R. Burke

Deputy Dean (Academic and Student Affairs)


Department: Law


Dr. Erskine Burke is an Attorney-at-Law of 20 years’ experience in the practice of law.  He specialises in corporate and commercial law, conveyancing, estate planning and commercial contracts. He also has experience in contentious matters, appearing before tribunals and the local courts.
Before joining the University full time, Dr. Burke lectured in law for more than 18 years in many of the foundational subjects that form the curriculum of Level I and Level II of the LLB Programme.  He also lectured at the University of the West Indies Open Campus.

Having completed his Master of Laws Degree in Commercial Law, he then embarked upon the pursuit of his Doctor of Philosophy in Corporate and Commercial law, which he successfully defended.   His main areas of interests include company law, corporate governance and management, aspects of corporate insolvency, as well as criminal law.   In pursuance of his Ph.D, Dr. Burke presented papers in critical areas, including:
“Corporate Criminal Liability: A Question of Theory;”
“Key Considerations for Exploring an Organisational Approach to Tackling Corporate Crimes.”
At present, Dr. Burke is engaged at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Law Faculty, as a member of the full-time staff as Lecturer in Contract Law and Corporate Management.


Ph.D in Corporate & Commercial Law, 2022
LL.M., U.W.I., 2008
Legal Education Certificate, Hugh Wooding Law School, 2003
LL.B., U.W.I., 2001
Certificate, “Key Doctrines in American Law and U.S. Legal Practice,” University of Boston, 2008 - International Contracts and Intellectual Property

Research Areas

Dr. Burke’s main areas of interests include: company law, contract law, corporate governance and management, aspects of corporate insolvency, as well as criminal law

Teaching Areas

Law of Contract I
Law of Contract II
Law of Corporate Management


Corporate law, Commercial Law, Contracts, corporate governance, corporate insolvency, criminal law, corporate crime