Faculty of Law
In the last decade, MonaLaw’s academic staff has grown from two full-time teachers delivering the first year of the LLB degree to 14, who offer both undergraduate and graduate legal education. This growth has expanded greatly the range and quantity of MonaLaw teaching research and its alignment with the needs of the Caribbean.
MonaLaw academics are directly engaged in research and policy work aimed at revitalising Caribbean development and finding answers to the region’s problems. They are addressing social development and inequality through their work on human rights, child law, family law, gender issues, as well as through research on legal professional ethics, language as a barrier to access to justice and the emerging jurisprudence developed by the Caribbean Court of Justice.
Almost all the full-time academics at MonaLaw are trained lawyers and they bring to their teaching and research a wealth of experience from the private bar and having worked as advisors to the government and as legal counsel to various companies and government bodies. MonaLaw academics use their research and specialised knowledge by strengthening the capacity of government officials, business leaders, civil society and legal professionals in areas such as arbitration, corporate governance, financial crimes, and human rights around the region.