The law library of the Hugh Wooding Law School is housed on two floors in a separate physical unit of the Law School’s building. The primary purpose of the law library is to satisfy the teaching and research needs of staff and students at the Hugh Wooding Law School. The law library is also cognisant of the legal information needs of the region and through a variety of services, including fee-based services, the resources of the law library are made available to legal practitioners and interested Government and private agencies throughout the Caribbean region.
The law library is currently in the process of computerizing its holdings along with the holdings of the law libraries of its sister institutions, the Norman Manley Law School and the Eugene Dupuch Law School. When completed, this system will provide seamless access to the holdings of the three law libraries of Council in online, real time format.
The collection dates back to 1973 when the Law School commenced operations. Today it is a comprehensive collection of the region’s output of primary and secondary legal materials. Primary material is contained in (i) approximately 17,000 judgments at July 2004 that have been delivered in the various courts of the region and (ii) the collection of legislation that is representative of all West Indian territories. The Law Library strives at all times to ensure that these collections are kept up to date. Texts, treatises, the newspaper clippings collection, law reports and legal journals from Caribbean and other Commonwealth countries are also included in the collection. The law library subscribes to the legal online services of Westlaw and LexisNexis and staff and students are provided with unique passwords to these services.
(i) Term time: Mondays to Fridays: 8am – 8pm
Saturdays: 9am – 5pm
(ii) Vacation time: Mondays to Fridays: 8am – 4pm
The Law Librarian, Ms. Janice Modeste, can be contacted as set out below but any member of staff can provide assistance to users.
Tel: (868) 662-8154 / (868) 662-5860
Fax: (868) 645-8876
HWLS Online Library Catalogue
- The Hugh Wooding Law School Library (HWLS)
- The Eugene Dupuch Law School Library (EDLS)
- The Norman Manley Law School Library (NMLS)
The catalogue contains:
- Approximately 5000 legal texts
- Law journal titles with analytical entries of articles
- Analytical articles have been added with effect from 2000
- Judgements - The judgement collection of the Hugh Wooding Law School Library is currently being processed and added to the database.
The geographic location of each record is identified from the terms EDLS, HWLS and NMLS.
To access the Hugh Wooding Law School Online Catalogue please visit http://minisis.hwls.edu.tt