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Professor of Corporate and Financial Law, Dean (On Leave for Semester I 2023/2024)
LL.B. (Hons) (UWI) LL.M. (Cantab) Ph.D. (Lond)
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Professor Shazeeda Ali ‘91 has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from The UWI, a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Cambridge and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. She is an attorney-at-law who was called to the Bar in Jamaica and Guyana.

She teaches the LLB courses Introduction to Offshore Law and Caribbean Securities Regulation, as well as the LLM course Legal Aspects of Corporate Misconduct. Prof. Ali supervises MPhil/PhD students at MonaLaw and is an Associate Tutor in Ethics, Rights and Obligations of the Legal Profession at the Norman Manley Law School (NMLS).

Research Interests: 
Financial Crime
Financial Services Regulation
Legal Professional Ethics
Courses : 
Caribbean Securities Regulation
Introduction to Offshore Law

Prof. Ali is a regional and international expert in the areas of financial crime, financial services regulation and legal professional ethics.

From 2003 to 2009, she served as a technical advisor in the Attorney General’s Chambers of Jamaica. In that position, she played an integral role in the drafting of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2007 and the Financial Investigations Division Act 2010. Since 2012 she has served on the Proceeds of Crime Act Sub-Committee of the General Legal Council of Jamaica, which has had responsibility for publishing the Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for the Legal Profession.

Prof. Ali has served as a member of the Editorial Board of the West Indian Law Journal and is the editor of the Journal of Law, Governance and Society. She is currently the President of the Cambridge Society of Jamaica.

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