The Corporate and Commercial Law programme aims to enhance the ability of lawyers and other qualified persons working in the corporate and financial services sector throughout the region to function more effectively in such areas as Corporate Law, Offshore Financial Law, Corporate Finance, Insolvency Law and Intellectual Property Law. It equips them to address the issues and problems arising in these areas, to serve as legal advisors and policy advisors to clients, including corporate clients and regional Governments, and to be better placed to undertake complex litigation before international tribunals, ordinary courts and the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The programme lays the foundation for lawyers to contribute to the development of a Caribbean jurisprudence in the area of corporate and commercial law.
Candidates for the UWI LLM Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law must complete thirty-six (36) credit hours of the designated course of study comprised of six (6) courses of six (6) credits each. With the permission of the Faculty, candidates may substitute a Research Paper on a topic in Corporate and Commercial Law for one six (6) credit course.
The Research Paper must be completed at the end of the semester following the candidate’s second semester or teaching session whether or not the candidate has completed final written examinations for his or her courses.
Candidates registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law must complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of a designated course of study.
Candidates in the UWI LLM (Corporate and Commercial Law) must select at least four (4) courses, each worth six (6) credits, from the following list of courses:
A candidate for the Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law must have completed a minimum of 3 courses from the above list of courses.
For their remaining credits, candidates in the UWI LLM programme may select any two (2) courses offered in the UWI LLM programme.
For their remaining credits, candidates in the Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate and Commercial Law may select any course offered in the UWI LLM programme.
The coursework component of all programmes must be completed within four semesters of the commencement of the programme by the student.
Students must apply for approval to register in Law 6900 Research Paper before the end of the second semester or teaching session from the commencement of the program by the student.