Law school graduates get top results

This year’s class of the Truman Bodden Law School received the best graduating results in the school’s 34-year history.

Assessment results released by examiners of the University of Liverpool’s Law School, revealed that two-thirds of the full- and part-time LL.B graduating classes received Upper Second Class Honors degrees or better, according to a press release from the school.

The Truman Bodden Law School is affiliated with the University of Liverpool in the U.K., which validates and awards the undergraduate degree program.

Truman Bodden Law School Director Mitchell Davies said the 2016 examination results “demonstrated both a consistent level of very strong performance at the top end of the spectrum, as well as solid performances immediately below that spectrum with no overall LL.B graduating results falling beneath the Lower Second Class range.”

Michael Daoud was the top performing student in Year One, and Gregery Barnes was the top performing student in Year Two.

A record seven out of eight graduating students from the LL.B part-time honors degree program will receive Upper Second Class Honors degrees.

The valedictorian of the full-time LL.B degree program, John David Lim, will receive a First Class LL.B Honors degree of the University, for which he will be awarded several prizes, including the Dean’s Prize of the Liverpool Law School, the Cayman Islands Law Society’s Tim Shea Memorial Prize and the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Prize.

Lagene Johnson-McKenzie will graduate as the first-place part-time student, and the Dillon Eustace Travel Bursary will be awarded to Kerseanna Ewers.

These awards and the University’s Bachelor of Laws degree certificates will be presented to Truman Bodden Law School students at the graduation ceremony on Aug. 5 in the Governor’s Ballroom at the Westin resort.

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