We aim to facilitate the development of competent legal practitioners for the Region who, appreciate their responsibility as members of an honourable profession and recognizing the needs of their socio-economic environment, are inspired in the pursuit of excellence, the maintenance of high ethical standards, the promotion of social justice and the strengthening of the rule of Law
The Hugh Wooding Law School was presented with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) QuiTE Award for Excellence in Service at ACTT’s Excellence in Higher Education Awards Ceremony 2013 held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain on October 31st.
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.
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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