The University of Guyana is once again making a plea for the number of Guyanese law students gaining entry to pursue their Legal Education Certificate (LEC) at the Hugh Wooding Law School to be increased.
The University wants the number of those accepted annually to be increased from 25 to 40.
In a 2016 agreement between the University of Guyana (UG), University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Council for Legal Education (CLE), the top 25 UG Law Degree graduates are allowed automatic entry to the Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS) in Trinidad each academic year.
Attorney General Anil Nandlall recently met with Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana Professor Dr. Paloma Mohammed and a team from the Law Department to discuss the terms of a new agreement with officials of the University of West Indies and the Council of Legal Education of the West Indies for the continued automatic admissions of the graduates of the University of Guyana Law programme into the Hugh Wooding Law School.
A release from the Attorney General’s Chambers said the UG team wants a new and long-term agreement with officials of the University of the West Indies and the Council of Legal Education for the admission of UG graduates along with the increase in the number of those accepted annually.
“The Attorney General, who is an Executive member of the Council of Legal Education, intimated his commitment to attend the next meeting of the Sub- Committee of the Council of Legal Education and the University of Guyana on this issue and expressed his commitment to moving these arguments forward. The Attorney General was also keen to highlight that Guyana was one of the few States to make prompt and timely payments to the Council of Legal Education,” the release stated.
The University of Guyana also wants the issue of non-Guyanese graduates of the law programme gaining entry into any of the three law schools in the Caribbean settled.
The University also wants to be included in deliberations of the Council of Legal Education on the issues affecting the University of Guyana.