Hugh Wooding Law School

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Hugh Wooding Law School
Parent schoolCouncil of Legal Education
DeanMiriam Samaru (Principal)
LocationSaint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
10°39′07″N 61°23′59″W / 10.651836°N 61.399841°W / 10.651836; -61.399841

The Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS) is a law school in Trinidad and Tobago.


Named for Trinidad and Tobago jurist and politician Hugh Wooding, HWLS is one of three law schools empowered by the (Caribbean) Council of Legal Education to award Legal Education Certificates, along with the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica and the Eugene Dupuch Law School in the Bahamas. It opened its doors to students in September 1973.[1] In its early years, it was marked by a scandal when eight out of its ten tutors and lecturers resigned in protest over a student from the Trindadian Police Service (TTPS) who failed his examinations but was not asked to discontinue his studies.[2] In 1996, the Council of Legal Education made the controversial decision to require LLB graduates from the University of Guyana to take an entrance examination for admission to HWLS.[3][4][5]

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  10. ^ "A brilliant legal mind". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 2008-02-15. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
  11. ^ "The Honourable Mme. Justice Rajnauth-Lee". Caribbean Court of Justice. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "Samuel leaves legacy of political achievement". Antigua Sun. 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  13. ^ "Bio on late PM David Thompson". The Daily Nation (Barbados). 23 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
  14. ^ "Graduates Directory - Hugh Wooding Members". CaribELaw. Archived from the original on 2013-03-23. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
  15. ^ Senior Officers. "Central Bank of Barbados".