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Dr. Kusha Haraksingh named Dean, Faculty of Law at UWI St. Augustine

For Release Upon Receipt - September 26, 2012

St. Augustine

The St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) now has a Faculty of Law, and its first Dean is Dr Kusha Haraksingh.

At a meeting of the University Council earlier this year, the proposal to establish three full faculties of law in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago was approved. For students of the field, this means that they will now be able to complete their undergraduate degrees, as well as pursue graduate legal studies, at their home Campuses.

Dr. Haraksingh, one of The UWI’s longest serving academics, has been appointed to act as the Faculty’s Dean for one year, beginning from August 1, 2012.  He has served as Chairman of the Institute of African and Asian Studies, Head of the Department of History, a member of the University Council and Senate, as well as Chair of a variety of University committees. In addition, he advises The University on Pensions Law and chairs the University Standing Committee on Ordinances and Regulations.

During his time at UWI, Dr. Haraksingh taught a variety of multidisciplinary courses.  At the Faculty of Medical Sciences he taught Law and Society, Law and Business History, and Ethics and Jurisprudence. At the Graduate level, he taught Spatial Information Law and Policy at the Faculty of Engineering, and Advanced Caribbean Integration Law at the Faculty of Law. In addition, he has over 10 years experience conducting the Globalization Seminar at the Institute of International Relations and has produced several doctoral students.

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)