Dean's Message


The Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) opened its doors to its first cohort of students in the Academic Year 2008/2009 and through the dedication and hard work of staff and students alike, the modules for the first year of study leading to the Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) were satisfactorily completed by the end of the summer session in August 2009.

The first cohort of full time students completed the requirements for the award of a Bachelors Degree in Law in the ascribed period of three academic years.   We were extremely proud that among the first cohort of graduands was a student who not only graduated with first class honours; but was also awarded the coveted Presidential Pin.

The Faculty of Law is now in its eight year and has grown both in depth and in stature during the period.  We continue to train and graduate first rate students who have been exposed to the rigors of a comprehensive and balance academic diet in the discipline of Law that would keenly rival any other international institution.  Our students have not only gained an academic perception of the law, but have also had exposure to many practical aspects prior to transitioning to further training at a professional law school for those desirous of practicing as an Attorney-at-Law.  There are others, however, whose ultimate goal is not to practice law and for these, UTech Ja.’s Law programme incorporates aspects that renders the graduate ‘work ready’ in a multiplicity of professional/career endeavours besides that of the legal practitioners.

 Our carefully selected and highly trained academic staff welcomes you to the Faculty of Law and will ensure that your experience with us will be a highly rewarding one.

Alfred McPherson – LLB.

Dean – Faculty of Law