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Mission Statement

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Why Law at the UWI, St Augustine?

To be a lawyer is to be a servant to the society. From the dawn of civilisation, society has been governed by prescribed rules. Society looks to lawyers not only to interpret and apply those rules, but also to sound the alarm when the rules are under threat. For that therefore, lawyers play a crucial role in the maintenance of democracy and the rule of law. In the Commonwealth Caribbean, that role is enhanced because of the law‘s key role in engendering justice and equality.

The beauty of the legal profession is that it requires you to be a constant student because law is not dormant or static, but changes in response to society.

As a law student you will be exposed to substantive legal principles in a wide array of topics. You will develop advanced analytical and critical-thinking skills. You will learn to craft logical, cogent and compelling arguments in resolving legal disputes. You will come to understand the components surrounding the social dynamics of power. You will learn to appreciate fine nuances, contours and distinctions. You will begin to re-think the status quo.

For these reasons, the law degree is an invaluable asset because it provides life-long learning skills which can be beneficial in a wide range of professional endeavours.



The Faculty of Law at St Augustine was reconfigured to offer the full LLB and graduate programs in 2012. It offers a complete undergraduate programme in law which is intended to provide a thorough grounding in the principles of law for those undergraduates who read law with the intention of practicing or those who intend to pursue taught or research graduate degrees.


Our operations are in alignment with The University's Vision, Mission and Core Values:

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