Consider Cayman law school

The Cayman Islands Law School
Student Society is a body associated with, although independent of the Cayman
Islands Law School, which represents the interests of local law students and
promotes legal education. CILS is a part of the Legal Portfolio with ultimate
responsibility for it lying with the Attorney General.

In my capacity as president of the
Society I encourage Caymanians to give serious consideration to an education
and career in law. It is a rewarding experience that equips the student with an
enhanced view of the world and all that it entails. Attaining an LLB opens a
world of opportunity in that the student is not limited to a career in law, but
any profession in the local economy.

CILS offers the student an LLB from
the University of Liverpool. CILS is staffed by reputable and learned lecturers
who provide students with an in-depth look into each module. All CILS lecturers
have extensive teaching experience with much of it having been gained at tertiary
level institutions in the UK.  The
student populous is much smaller than other law schools, which gives the
student the advantage of more individual time with their lecturers and tutors,
to clarify any questions that they might have. 

The full-time LLB programme is three
years and the part-time is five or six years. In either case, successful
graduates (who have completed a required combination of courses) obtain a qualifying
law degree from the University of Liverpool, which means that the qualification
is recognised by the professional legal bodies in England and Wales, allowing
graduates to pursue further professional examinations in that jurisdiction. To
be accepted to the LLB programme, the student should have at least two General
Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-Level) passes in addition to three
General Certificate of Secondary Education passes of Grade C or higher
standard. Other qualifications such as an associate’s degree or bachelor’s
degree are also accepted and a Mature Entrants’ Examination is held each July
for candidates lacking the aforementioned educational requirements.  For further information you should contact
the director of the Law School, Mr. Mitchell Davies at [email protected]
or visit the law school’s website: www.lawschool.gov.ky.

CILS also offers the Professional
Practice Course qualified Caymanian students. The PPC is a one-year programme
that, following completion of 18 months’ articles, qualifies the student to
practice as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands. The programme is
dedicated to the law and practice of the Cayman Islands and equips students
with a thorough knowledge of local laws, practices and further develops legal research
skills. CILS has recently received the approval of the University of Liverpool
to offer a taught Masters in Law Degree through the University in International
Finance: Law and Regulation.  It is anticipated
that this programme will commence (initially on a part time basis over two
years) in September 2010. 

Michael Lockwood

President, Cayman Islands Law
School Student Society