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Dean's Welcome Message

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. If you are a returning second or final year student at Cave Hill Law, we warmly welcome you back and encourage you to continue to strive for excellence in your studies and other activities.
Cave Hill Law was the first, and is the oldest Faculty of Law in the region, established in 1970.  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. 
The Cave Hill Faculty of Law is at an exciting moment in its history.  As our regional teaching staff increases to meet the needs of the three UWI Faculties of Law, both Cave Hill Law and our students stand to benefit from the broader pool of legal scholars, increasing inter-Campus partnerships, and the tremendous potential of the University’s combined intellectual resources.

You are studying law at a time of increasing competitiveness. The Faculty is keen to help you acquire the skills and knowledge that will make you the most sought after graduates in the Caribbean.  We continue to offer a strong traditional first and second year programme, and have developed a wider variety of third year courses which will help prepare you for a 21st Century law career, or other career of your choosing.  The Faculty remains committed to encouraging creative and critical thinking, effective oral and written communication skills, and strong ethical values. We ground your studies with modern teaching pedagogy, including multiple assessments (in a wide range of formats), online teaching, and access to extensive online resources. Recently, at the postgraduate level, we have rolled out two new double Masters degrees – the UWI-Leuphana Double LLM Degree and the LLM-Executive MBA with the Cave Hill School of Business.

The Faculty of Law encourages you to become fully involved in all of its, and the Campus’, activities.  In addition to classes, workshops and tutorials, you are urged to attend the special lectures and seminars by regional and international experts that are offered in the Faculty.  You are also encouraged to participate in student activities, including social activities, sports and student and University governance. 

Again, I warmly welcome you to the Faculty of Law. I hope that your experiences at Cave Hill or elsewhere in the University will enrich you and provide a strong foundation for future excellence. 

Dr. David S Berry
Dean of Law, Cave Hill Campus, and University Dean of Law