• 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 is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (1980) and the Hugh Wooding Law School (1982). 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 and Saint Lucia. She held the post of Solicitor General of Saint Lucia until 1999 when she joined the Council of Legal Education at the Eugene Dupuch Law School in Nassau, Bahamas. In 2001, she was appointed Principal of that Law School.

She holds a Master of Laws in Maritime Law and Law of the Sea. She has served on the following boards: Adoption Board of Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority, Saint Lucia Civil Aviation Authority and Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority. She is a member of the Council of Legal Education, the Board of the Faculty of Law, the International Bar Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and is a Fellow Member of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. She is a charter member of the Central Pilot Club of Nassau, Bahamas



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