• Two-Year Programme

    The Hugh Wooding Law School offers a two-year, full-time programme of training for persons who hold a degree of Bachelor of Laws from the University of the West Indies or another university approved by the Council leading to the award of the Legal Education Certificate, which is recognised in the participating states as the professional qualification for admission to practice.


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  • Specialist Clinics

    It is recognised that, consonant with the Council’s Mission to facilitate the development of competent legal practitioners, it is necessary to provide the means and opportunity for student attorneys to engage as nearly as possible in actual practice of the profession.  To that end the Legal Aid Clinic was conceived. 


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The Principal

Miriam Samaru is a national of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She holds the following qualifications: LL.B. Honours, LL.M. Distinction (Law of the Sea and International Maritime Law), Legal Education Certificate (Hugh Wooding Law School). She was called to the Bar in Trinidad and Tobago in 1982 and in Saint Lucia in 1996. She has worked in Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Lucia and The Bahamas. She held the post of Solicitor General of Saint Lucia until 1999. During that time, she served on several state boards. She was also a member of the Adoption Board of Trinidad and Tobago for several years. In 2001, she was appointed Principal of the Eugene Dupuch Law School in The Bahamas and in 2008 she was appointed Principal of the Hugh Wooding Law School.

She has undergone training in Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Project Financing and Contracting, Procurement Law and Practice, Maritime Boundary Delimitation, Money-Laundering Typologies, Human Resources Management, Negotiation, International Project Financing, Evaluation for Registration and Accreditation and other training related to her areas of interest. She is a member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago, the Council of Legal Education, the Board of the Faculty of Law, the Caribbean Association of Procurement Professionals and is a Fellow Member of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. She was a charter member of the Central Pilot Club of Nassau, Bahamas.

Ms. Samaru is committed to the development of legal education in the Commonwealth Caribbean.



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