UG law graduates to play second fiddle to UWI’s

– for entry to Hugh Wooding

The Council of Legal Education (CLE) has indicated that UG’s 2014 law graduates’ admittance into Hugh Wooding Law School will depend on how many UWI graduates opt to exercise their right to seek admission, Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall has said.

The message, Nandlall told this newspaper,       was communicated to Caricom Chairman Ralph Gonsalves, Secretary- General Irwin LaRocque, and the Government of Guyana, and is a response to the letter Gonsalves wrote to the CLE several months ago.

Following the CLE’s decision in February to discontinue an agreement to grant the top 25 law graduates of the University of Guyana (UG) automatic enrollment into Hugh Wooding, intervention by the Guyana government saw Gonsalves sending the council a letter in which he requested the reversal of the decision, and a review of the provision of legal education in the Caribbean.

Nandlall explained that Jacqueline Samuels-Brown, Chairman of the CLE, finally responded to the Caricom Chairman in a letter which stated three points. The first, Nandlall explained, was an indication by Samuels-Brown that Hugh Wooding said it must first wait to see how many students from the various  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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