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Dr. Ronnie R. F. Yearwood

Dr. Ronnie R. F. Yearwood

Lecturer in Law

Department: Law


PhD, (International economic law), (passed without corrections, which is the highest accolade as a Doctorate is not awarded a specific grade), Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2008

LLM, (Distinction) (International trade law), (graduated first in the class), Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2004

BSc., Sociology & Political Science (Honours), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, 2001

Study Abroad Programme, (Political Economy & Law), University of California, Berkeley, 2001

Professional Qualifications

Legal Practice Course College of Law, London, 2011

LL.B, (Honours), Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, London, 2010, 2017

Research Areas

Interests: International Law, International Trade Law, Financial Law, Legal Systems, Legal Education, Governance and Constitutions, Politics and Law, Legal Theory

Teaching Areas

Law and Legal Systems
Law of Trusts
Offshore Law
International Trade Law Clinic (TradeLab) [in collaboration with the Shridath Ramphal Centre (SRC)]

Select Publications

The Relationship between World Trade Organisation (WTO) Law and External Law: The Constrained Openness of WTO Law (Routledge, Cambridge, UK), 2012. (See review: Cooreman B, Leiden Journal of International Law, Vol. 26, Issue 2, June 2013, pp 492-497.)

(with R Davis) “How World Trade organisation Law makes itself possible” in Socio-Legal Approaches to International Economic Law (Edited by Amanda Perry-Kessaris) (Routledge, Cambridge, UK) 2013.

Ideas for a New Politics in Barbados: Governance and Truth, THE KING’S STUDENT LAW REVIEW, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2017) pp. 37-51

(with Sherhram A. Khattak & Jonathan Lawrence) “The European Banking Authority Shadow Banking Guidelines: Unintended Consequences” THE JOURNAL FOR INTERNATIONAL BANKING AND FINANCIAL LAW, Spring 2016.

Additional Info

Admitted to the Roll as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales (2013)
Admitted to the Roll as a Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, British Virgin Islands (2016)
Freeman of The City of London Solicitors’ Company (2018)
Chevening Scholar (2003)
National Development Scholar (2005)
Overseas Research Scholar (2006)
Attorney-at-law, Barbados (2020)


WTO Law, international trade, governance, politics, legal theory