Mrs. Afiya B. France

Lecturer

Ms France graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar upon obtaining her LLM (with a concentration in Health law) from Columbia Law School NY. Upon graduating from the Hugh Wooding Law School she was the recipient of a number of prizes including the most outstanding year 2 student, most outstanding Legal Aid student, best performance in Land Law, Civil Procedure and Succession.

Full Biography
Mrs. Afiya B. France
  • Contact Information

    Afiya.France@sta.uwi.edu
    (868) 662-2002 ext. 85253

  • Academic Qualifications

    LLM, 2010, Columbia University School of Law NY, LEC (with merit), 2004, Hugh Wooding Law School, LLB (Hons), 2003, UWI

  • Teaching Areas

    Family Law 1 (law related to intimate relationships)
    Family Law 2 (law related to children)
    Alternative Dispute Resolution and Discrimination in Employment

Full Biography

Ms France graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar upon obtaining her LLM (with a concentration in Health law) from Columbia Law School NY. Upon graduating from the Hugh Wooding Law School she was the recipient of a number of prizes including the most outstanding year 2 student, most outstanding Legal Aid student, best performance in Land Law, Civil Procedure and Succession

Ms France was admitted to practice as an Attorney-at Law in Trinidad and Tobago in October 2004. In her first 5 years of legal practice she practiced law in the litigation department of Fitzwilliam, Stone, Furness-Smith and Morgan in diverse areas of civil law practice including Commercial, Contract, Tort and Public Law. She regularly appeared as Advocate attorney before the various courts of Trinidad and Tobago, specifically the High Court, The Court of Appeal and the Industrial Court.

After receiving her LLM from Columbia Law School Ms France was attached to a US Law Firm where she did extensive research for the firm's principal on the US Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010 (Obamacare) which was used by said principal for presentation at conferences. Before joining the Law Faculty in 2012 Ms France practiced law at the Ministry of the Attorney General Solicitor General Department as Legal Officer III.

At the Faculty, Ms France teaches Family Law 1 (law related to intimate relationships), Family Law 2 (law related to children), Alternative Dispute Resolution and Discrimination in Employment. Her research areas include Health Law and Discrimination.

Ms France has researched and written papers on female reproductive issues and health law.

Publications

Eugenics Then and Now, Gender and Sexuality law Online, Columbia law School, (2010)

Tug of Rights: How Conscience Allowances to Physicians and Pharmacists Tug at a Woman’s Right to an Abortion, Gender and Sexuality Law Online, Columbia Law School, (2010)

Forthcoming Publication

"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).

Research Interests

Health Law
Discrimination