Mr. Timothy Affonso

Lecturer

Timothy Affonso has been a member of the Faculty of Law since August 2011. Timothy holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School. Timothy also holds a Master of Laws Degree in Public Law and Human Rights, with distinction from the University College London. Timothy is a national scholarship winner and a recipient of the British Chevening scholarship.

Full Biography
Mr. Timothy Affonso
  • Contact Information

    timothy.affonso@sta.uwi.edu / timothyaffonso@hotmail.com

  • Academic Qualifications

    LLB. (Hons.) UWI, L.E.C. (HWLS), LLM (Dist.) UCL, Pg Cert. (Dist.) UWI, PhD (Candidate) UWI

  • Teaching Areas

    Contract Law
    Public International Law
    Legal Methods
    Research and Writing
    International Mooting
    Supervised Independent Research Paper

Full Biography

Timothy Affonso has been a member of the Faculty of Law since August 2011. Timothy holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School. Timothy also holds a Master of Laws Degree in Public Law and Human Rights, with distinction from the University College London. Timothy is a national scholarship winner and a recipient of the British Chevening scholarship.

Timothy is an attorney-at-law, licensed to practise in Trinidad and Tobago. He has worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Trinidad and Tobago. He has also worked at Ministry of the Attorney General in Trinidad and Tobago, where he focussed on extradition and mutual legal assistance requests from foreign governments.

Timothy has done several training sessions with Government Ministries, including the Ministry of National Security; Ministry of the People and Social Development and Ministry of Public Utilities. These training sessions have touched on criminal prosecutions, elder law, estate management and contract law. Timothy has also worked with the British High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on human rights-related seminars.

Timothy has worked as an online Tutor in the Distance Learning Programme of the University of the West Indies for the past 7 years and currently serves and the second-marker for this regional course. Timothy has obtained professional training in online course delivery and facilitation from the University of the West Indies and has successfully completed the Post-Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, with distinction, from the University of the West Indies. Timothy also successfully completed the Law Teachers’ Training Course offered by the Faculty of Law at the University College London, UK.

A special area of professional development for Timothy is the moot training programme. He has been a Moot Trainer at the Hugh Wooding Law School for the several years and is currently a co-coordinator of the programme at the University of the West Indies. He has also published a text in this area.

At the Faculty of Law, Timothy has lectured Contract Law, Property Law and Legal Methods, Research and Writing.

Timothy’s research interest includes the rights of children and the domestic application of international human rights law.

Publications

Timothy has published several pieces in the Guardian Newspaper of Trinidad and Tobago in the Law Made Simple article spear-headed by the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. These pieces have touched on issues of witness demeanour in Court; the Town and County Legislation; Tort Law; and International Law.

Published Articles

"Delaying the Inevitable: A Discussion of the Possible Abolition of Corporal Punishment of Children at Home in Trinidad and Tobago." (CLRJ Spring 2010, Vol. 30. No. 1).

Published Books

"Mastering the Art of International Mooting: The structure, technique and rules of international mooting." XLibris Publishing 24 September 2013. ISBN-10: 1493101161

"Contract Law: A Commonwealth Caribbean Case Book" XLibris Publishing 19 November 2013. ISBN-10: 1493127365

Timothy also conducts peer reviews for the Commonwealth Law Bulletin on areas of Contract Law

You may view a presentation delivered by Timothy on the rights of the child by clicking the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDWcv3yk_NY

You may also contact Timothy via Facebook by searching: Timothy Affonso

Timothy’s LinkedIn username is Timothy Affonso

Research Interests

International Law
International Human Rights Law
Caribbean Integration Law
Contract Law
Rights of the Child