Welcome to the Faculty of Law

Dean’s Address PowerPoint 2019-2020
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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. Part I is offered at the Turkeyen Campus of the University of Guyana.  Candidates for the Cave Hill LLB degree also may be eligible to study Part I online, either on a full time or part time basis.  Please contact Student Affairs (Admissions) for further information about this study option. 
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. Prospective students also may apply to pursue a twelve-month double LLM degree programme under which they would obtain two LLM degrees, one from the University of the West Indies and one from the University of Leuphana (Germany), after successfully completing their course of studies.

The MPhil and PhD by research are available to suitably qualified candidates. Full details on these programmes are contained in the Faculty’s Graduate Information Guide, the Faculty Office or the website of the School for Graduate Studies and Research


Welcome to the Faculty of Law! If you are starting the LL.B. programme at the Cave Hill, St. Augustine or Mona Campus you are joining the region’s premier Faculty of Law, one with a rich history and strong tradition of academic excellence.  Our graduates are placed at the highest echelons of the fields of law and politics in the Caribbean, and our Faculty members include the region’s most eminent scholars.  If you are a returning second or final year student, we warmly welcome you back and encourage you to continue to strive for excellence in your studies and other activities. The Faculty of Law is at an exciting moment in its history..... Read more

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