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Deadline looms for new Truman Bodden degrees

The deadline for Truman Bodden Law School’s LLM-master of laws and postgraduate diploma in international finance is Friday, 30 Aug.

Law lecturer presents research at Hong Kong conference

Laura Panades, LLM Course leader at the Truman Bodden Law School, presented her research on Cayman’s new public procurement law at an international conference in Hong Kong.

U.S. District judge delivers law school lecture

University of Liverpool alumna and U.S. District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone traveled to the Cayman Islands earlier this month to deliver a lecture to staff and students at Truman Bodden Law School.

New academic staff join The Truman Bodden Law School

The Truman Bodden Law School is welcoming four new lecturers: Marc Johnson, Kerry Lewis, Andrew Perkins and Derek O’Brien.

International law review picks Cayman contributor

Truman Bodden Law School course leader Laura Panades has been named country correspondent for the Cayman Islands for the European Procurement & Public-Private Partnerships Law Review, a leading academic journal.
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Deadline for International Finance programs nears

The deadline to apply to the two postgraduate programs in International Finance offered by the Truman Bodden Law School is Aug. 31, the school advised.

Law school moot team competes in Vienna

The moot team from the Truman Bodden Law School recently competed in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.

Law school finance programs open for admission

Applications are now being accepted to join one of two new postgraduate programs at the Truman Bodden Law School, commencing September 2018, according to the school.

Cayman lecturer publishes public-private partnership research

Laura Panades, course leader at the Truman Bodden Law School in Cayman, has published a book chapter on public-private partnerships as a vehicle to improve social standards.

Law school offers 2 new postgrad programs

The Truman Bodden Law School will be offering two new postgraduate programs from September.
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Bond-themed gala for law school

Cayman’s law students are hosting a James Bond-themed gala at the Kimpton Hotel Saturday to raise funds for the law school library.The “Casino Royale” event revives the Truman Bodden Law School Student Society’s annual gala after a year hiatus.

Cayman students attend Florida law clinic

Three students from the Truman Bodden Law School and the schools’ director of legal studies, Mitchell Davies, attended a Caribbean Law Clinic in Florida this month.

Caymanian trainee Stephanie Adolphus admitted as attorney-at-law

CIIPA invites all to annual gala; IP Office stages enforcement training for copyright law; and Caymanian law trainee admitted as attorney-at-law

Gay couple wins work permit appeal

Ruling in favor of a same-sex couple, the Immigration Appeals Tribunal granted Leonardo Raznovich’s application to be added to his spouse’s work permit as a dependent. The decision ends 14 months of applications and appeals to the Immigration Department.

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.

Conference will address LGBT issues in Cayman and beyond

Speakers from around the world will gather in Grand Cayman this weekend at the “Queering Paradigms” conference to discuss social injustices faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer and questioning people in the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean and beyond.

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Top stories of 2015: Lawmaker's motion against same-sex unions sparks debate

A speech on the topic of same-sex unions made in the Legislative Assembly in August, sparked a months-long and still ongoing debate that pitted members of the Cayman Islands government against those advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Professor: Same-sex unions legislation 'inevitable' in Cayman

When human rights professor Robert Wintemute visited the Cayman Islands in January to deliver a critique of the islands’ “out of date” laws on rights for homosexuals, he hoped to start a conversation.

MLA Anthony Eden 'We do not need an atheist chairing our Cayman Islands...

Saying recent statements showed a “total apparent disrespect for the majority of residents in Cayman,” Bodden Town MLA Anthony Eden suggested Wednesday that the current chairman of the Human Rights Commission be replaced.

Law professor condemns UK silence on gay 'hate speech'

The professor at the center of a gay rights case in the Cayman Islands told a conference for international lawyers that he believes the United Kingdom is failing to meet its responsibilities with respect to human rights for homosexuals in the Overseas Territories.

Lawmaker wants 'non-legal' distinction between 'Caymanians'

A lawmaker wants a non-legal distinction between 'Caymanians' when it comes to hiring lawyers.

Cayman's human rights issues to be aired internationally

The gay law professor at the center of an immigration test case challenging the unequal treatment of homosexuals in the Cayman Islands has been invited to make a presentation on the issue to the International Bar Association.

Gay law professor can apply for visitor permit

A law professor fighting to have his same-sex marriage recognized by Immigration officials so he can stay in Cayman says he has been told he can apply for a visitor’s permit as an interim measure.

Gay couple challenge Immigration decision

A gay law professor and his husband are at the center of a possible test case, challenging the “unequal” treatment of homosexual couples in the Cayman Islands.

Fallout spreads from Mr. Eden’s intemperate remarks

Anthony Eden’s remarks on the floor of the Legislative Assembly regarding homosexuality could not have been more ill-conceived – but they were also ill-timed.

Organizers defend LGBT lecture series

The organizer of a lecture series on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and gender rights in the Cayman Islands has responded to critical remarks made by Bodden Town MLA Anthony Eden during a recent meeting of the Legislative Assembly.

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HRC: Government must allow civil unions

Cayman is about to get a wake-up call when it comes to recognizing same-sex unions, the Human Rights Commission warns.

Activists urge Cayman rights for same-sex unions

A local LGBT activist starts a petition drive to change Caymanian immigration law so that gay couples are granted the same rights as heterosexual couples.

Kiwanis celebrating 40th anniversary

The Kiwanis are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year.

UK judge: Jurisdiction can decide a case

One of the most senior judges in the United Kingdom, speaking to Cayman’s judiciary and legal fraternities last week, said the jurisdiction chosen for a legal dispute can often be the deciding factor for many cases.

Walkers admits three new Caymanian attorneys

Walkers announced the admission of three new Caymanian attorneys.

Students ace mock trials

Ten St. Ignatius students argued two cases before a retired justice, getting a taste for life as attorneys.

Cayman has 'legal duty' to amend discriminatory laws

It is “legally and morally unacceptable” for the Cayman Islands not to adapt its laws to remove discrimination against homosexuals, the islands’ Human Rights Commission has warned.

Gay people urged to stand up for rights

Gay people need to come out and fight for their rights if they want to end homophobia and discrimination in the Cayman Islands, a law lecturer says.

Governor: Minister's row 'unfortunate'

Government minister Osbourne Bodden’s tirade at his chief officer was an “unfortunate incident that no-one would condone," Governor Helen Kilpatrick has said.

Cayman may have to sanction same sex unions, expert says

A human rights expert says the Cayman Islands may soon be required to legally recognize civil partnerships between same-sex couples.

New gay support group planned

A new support group to help educate Cayman's gay community about HIV and AIDS will launch on Jan. 31.

Our irrelevant Ministry of Gender Affairs

Why does the Cayman Islands even have a Ministry of Gender Affairs? In Cayman, we as a population have recently witnessed a brutal assault, albeit verbal, by a formidable man on his female subordinate, yet there has been only silence from the Minister of Gender Affairs.

Lectures to address gay, lesbian and transgender rights

Gender, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality is the focus of the first in a series of public lectures organized by Truman Bodden Law School students.

Student chapter elects three representatives to CBA

Three women have been elected to represent student members of the Caymanian Bar Association.

Abolition of multiple gov’t agencies proposed

A consultant's report recommends the merger or elimination of about a dozen government agencies.

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Truman Bodden receives honorary doctorate

Attorney Truman Bodden receives an honorary law doctorate from the school named after him.

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UK Lord Templeman dies

The first patron of Cayman's Truman Bodden Law School has died in the U.K.

Students gather under the big top

Law students raised more than $7,000 to refurbish their computer lab by hosting a circus themed gala.

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Cayman Law School congratulates graduates

The Truman Bodden Law School graduation was a very happy occasion for all in attendance, particularly the students graduating after years of hard work.

Teacher, political candidate now an attorney

Recent political candidate Andrea B. Christian was called to the bar on 25 June.

Rotary Central hosts students debate

Cayman Prep students show their debating skills

Walkers calls Caymanian attorneys

Two Walkers attorneys were called to the Bar last Thursday.

Nick Joseph joins HSM Chambers

Law firm HSM Chambers has been joined by partner Nick Joseph on 1 March, 2013. A former partner of Appleby Cayman, Mr. Joseph will be leading the HSM Business Establishment, Employment and Immigration practices

Student gala to fund new computers

Law students will step through the looking glass for their annual black-tie gala aimed at raising funds for new computers.

Government is pushing bills for pension, legal practitioners

The clock's ticking on some important Cayman Islands legislation.

Dixon newest liquor inspector

Gavin Dixon has been named the new inspector of businesses licensed to sell alcohol in the Cayman Islands.

Premier McKeeva Bush talks

Cayman Islands Premier William McKeeva Bush sat down for an interview and discussion with the Caymanian Compass just a day before being arrested.

Lawyers code seeks sweeping changes

The issue of 'pro bono' legal work is rasied again in a proposed code of conduct for Cayman Islands attorneys.

Law school celebrates 30th anniversary

The Cayman Islands Law School hosts two events next week. The schools graduation ceremony will be held on Friday 4 August, and the launch of the CILS-University or Liverpool alumni association takes place on Saturday 5.

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