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Westmin R. A.  James

Westmin R. A. James

Lecturer in Law

International Mooting, Constitutional Law and Commonwealth Human Rights - Attorney at Law

Department: Law


October 2006 to July, 2011 – Attorney-at-Law in Private Practice, Chancery Chambers, 108 Duke Street, Trinidad – Engaged in Civil, Commercial, Industrial, Family and Criminal litigation appearing before the Industrial Court, Magistrates’ Courts, Environmental Commission, High Courts and Court of Appeal in Trinidad and Tobago. 

January 2011 to July  2011 - University of West Indies - Lecturer and Course Director, Advanced Public International Law in LL.M. & Tutor in the Bachelors of Laws programme- Constitutional Law

September 2006 – present  - University of West Indies - E-Tutor, Business Law

September 2007 - January 2008 - University of West Indies, St. Augustine Campus - Lecturer & Course Director, Sentencing, Corrections and Penal Reform

July 2005 – September 2005 - Middle Temple, Inns of Court London United Kingdom - Pegasus Barrister Intern


LL.B. (Hons) U.W.I.; LL.M. (Cantab) – University of Cambridge; L.E.C. – Hugh Wooding Law School

Research Areas

Employment and Labour Law in Trinidad and Tobago

Teaching Areas

Constitutional Law
International Mooting
Commonwealth Caribbean Human Rights

Select Publications

​•The Referral Procedure under Article 214 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas: Routledge, (forthcoming October 2019)
Refereed Scholarly Output
• Privacy in Commonwealth Caribbean Law: Emerging Trends in the Protection of Sexual Citizenship (2019), Commonwealth Law Bulletin, DOI: 10.1080/03050718.2019.1605918
• In Search of Progress: The implication of Caleb Orozco v AG of Belize for the Commonwealth Caribbean (2017) The International Journal of Human Rights, Volume 22:5, 640-663, DOI: 10.1080/13642987.2017.1408590
• Redressing Supremacy: Challenging Traditional Notions of Standing in the Commonwealth Caribbean 39 Comm. L. Bull. 305 (2013)

Book Chapters:
• “Social and Economic Rights in the Caribbean" in Richard Albert, Derek O’brien and Se-shauna Wheatle (eds), Oxford Handbook of the Constitutions of the Caribbean (Oxford University Press), 2019

Additional Info

The Principals Award For Teaching (2017-2018)
The Phelps & Co. Prize for Civil Procedure & Practice I (2004) – Hugh Wooding Law School
Justice Nicholson Prize for the Law of Trust (2003) – University of the West Indies
Thorne de la Bastide Prize for Constitutional Law (2001) – University of the West Indies
Hamel-Smith Appellate Mooting Competition (2006) Hugh Wooding Law School – 1st Place
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship (2005)
Lex Caribbean Regional Client Interview Competition (2004)  – 1st Place
Co-authored Best Memorial in English at the 8th Annual Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court  Competition (2003) Representing UWI
Semi-finalist at the 8th Annual Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition (2003)   Representing UWI