Written by on January 11, 2017

A new law school for the Caribbean region will be established in Guyana.

The Government of Guyana is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) and Law College of the Americas (LCA) for the “establishment of a public private partnership law school”.

The joint venture is being described as a “landmark undertaking that will chart a new course for Caribbean cooperation between a sovereign state”.

Chairman of the Law College of the Americas, Courtney Wynter, said the public-private partnership “challenges historical practices”, and the school’s new and diverse programs will “revolutionize legal education in Guyana, Jamaica, and the wider Caribbean”.

The new learning institution will be named JOF Haynes Law School of the Americas (JHLSA), and is expected to be one of the largest law schools in the region. It is also expected to be an economical catalyst for the region, as all stages of development will provide job and investment opportunities.

Graduates from universities and other law schools across the Caribbean will be given priority admission to the JOF’s 2-year program that is scheduled to begin this fall.

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