Dean's Welcome Message


Dear Students,

It is with great pleasure to welcome you all to the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine.

Our Faculty of Law at the University of West Indies has a long, established tradition of excellence and here at Saint Augustine we continue to grow our national and international reputation. We have a range of excellent, committed and highly qualified educators and professionals who will guide you through your legal studies here. Further, we are fortunate to have close relationships which you will benefit from with excellent practitioners and including distinguished professionals such as two eminent Justices of the Caribbean Court of Justice.

Your student experience here on the beautiful surroundings of the Saint Augustine campus will enrich your life. You will experience a university life with a focus on your legal education but also the whole host of activity on the Saint Augustine campus. Our student run Law Society is one of the active societies at the Universities. We will provide you with a challenging and rewarding legal education that will ensure you have multiple career options in front of you. Indeed, many of our alumni have become professional lawyers while others work as in-house counsel, for government and in a range of other industries. 

The choice to study law is the search for justice. Our graduates we hope will all continue to search and improve justice within society and make the world a better place. From improving access to justice, to issues of law for a more sustainable world where climate change is to the fore, your education here will ensure you are a law graduate that is trained in the issues of today and tomorrow. Stepping into the world of law is exiting which befits one of the oldest professions in the world. When you join us here at Faculty of Law at Saint Augustine, we will ensure you have all the knowledge and skills to begin your legal career. 

Welcome and we are excited to take you on the pathway to a successful and enjoyable legal education. And we wish you every success!

Professor Raphael Heffron

Faculty Dean


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