Law School Society Gala soars

The 6th Annual Fundraising Gala of the Cayman Islands Law School Student Society was held recently at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, attracting many of Cayman’s tops legal professionals.

About 240 people attended the event on 17 February, whereas the previous Gala attracted only 120 people.

‘Tonight was a huge success,’ said Society president Christopher Levers. ‘We are pleased that we were in a position to do something like this for our students.’

The Gala is the Law School Student Society’s main fundraiser of the year, with the funds traditionally going toward book scholarships for students, as it will this year, said board member Rachel Smyth.

The Society functions as a student committee, planning student activities such as mooting, client counselling, sports and socials, and encouraging camaraderie within the school, Ms Smyth said.

The Society also raises student funds for its activities for its book scholarship recipients.

Among the many notables in attendance at this year’s event were Attorney General Sam Bulgin, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, Justice Priya Levers, Justice Alex Henderson, and Magistrate Margaret Ramsey-Hale.

The guest speaker for the event was QC Charles Quin, who along with telling law-related anecdotes, warned the students not to become overly concerned with their timesheets while pursuing their professions.

The Society made several presentations after dinner, including that of Teacher of the Year, which when Alan Sprince.

Mr. Levers expressed thanks to the many people who helped make the evening such a great success.

‘We are extremely grateful to all those that supported us, but especially to our major sponsor, RSM and to Mr. Charles Quin QC for taking the time out of his busy schedule to be our guest speaker,’ he said. ‘We hope that the Society and the Law School itself will continue to receive such overwhelming support so that we can continue to flourish.’