I extend a warm welcome to the new and returning students in the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Jamaica.
The Faculty of Law was launched on September 18, 2009 and opened its doors to the first cohort of students on January 12, 2009.
Initially the Faculty will offer the LLB degree with plans to offer the LLM and the PH.D in the ensuing years. Our course structure has been carefully designed to offer students a diverse and in-depth legal education. Modules such as Entertainment and Media Law as well as Sports Law will greatly assist our society. The structure will provide a balance between theory and practical as well as the opportunity for graduates to be employed in Jamaica and in other countries.
The Faculty will ensure that the students acquire skills in legal writing, legal research and the capacity to appreciate, analyze and solve legal problems which may arise from social issues.
A significant approach by the Faculty is that we have increased the access to legal education by making it possible for persons to remain in their jobs while pursuing part-time studies and also the fact that our students may complete the programme without leaving Jamaica. This innovation is timely in the new economic climate.
You have made the correct choice by enrolling with the University of Technology, Jamaica, Faculty of Law.
I wish for you a rewarding and successful experience in the Faculty of Law and that you thereby be equipped to make a significant contribution to your country.
Kent S. Pantry, CD., QC
Dean, Faculty of Law