UCCI legal studies program receives accreditation

UCCI has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives that provides for the accreditation of the college’s two-year associate degree in legal studies. 

The institute will award credentials jointly with the University College of the Cayman Islands. The collaboration, in addition to equipping graduates to secure jobs in the legal sector, enables graduates to further their professional development by transferring credits to the institute’s Professional Program offered elsewhere, according to a press release from the college. 

UCCI already offers two legal qualifications, also accredited by the institute: certification in paralegal and legal secretarial studies, respectively, each on completion of one-year, part-time programs. Graduates from these two programs are now eligible to continue their legal training in the new associate degree program. 

At the signing on Dec. 6, John Westwood, director of the institute’s international programs, said, “This new offering will enhance opportunities for Caymanians to progress within the islands’ legal environment.” 

UCCI President Roy Bodden said the new offering signals the college’s “continuing commitment to the provision of the best educational opportunities for its students.” 

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