About Us

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:

Mission                              To advance Learning, create knowledge and foster innovation for the positive transformation of the Caribbean and the
                                              wider world.

Vision                                  To be an excellent global university rooted in the Caribbean.

Values                                  Integrity: The UWI will perform in an honest, caring, ethical and trustworthy manner, and will create a culture of
                                                accountablity in its management practices to ensure that these vales are sustained.

                                               Excellence : The UWI will serve its internal and external stakeholders by delivering consistently high-                                       
                                               quality and  relevant service, benchmarked against international standards and operational best practices.

                                               Gender Justice : The UWI will actively create ans sustain, as a core value, a social, academic and                                           
                                               administrativeculture that supports and promotes gender equality and justice within its environments. This policy will
                                               require systematic research into its effectiveness with a view to taking appropriate actions of a corrective nature.

                                               Diversity : The UWI will foster a culture and work/study environment that is open and welcoming to                                     
                                               different ideas and perspectives, acknowledges and value diversity, is inclusive of and affirms that dignify of all
                                               persons regardless of race, socio-economic status, age, sex, gender identity and expression, physical and mental
                                               ability,sexual orientation, family or martial status, national origin, language, political or religious persuasion,
                                               health status, and other characteristics that make its constituents unique.

                                               Student Centeredness : The UWI will will ensure that its policies, governance and daily operations are                                    
                                               geared  towards the delivery of an exceptional teaching and learning experience for all students.


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