Jamaica’s legal education will now be further enhanced by new undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes being made available by, and facilitated through a strategic alliance between the Law College of the Americas and Northumbria University, the second largest Law School in the United Kingdom.
Founded in 2012 by Dr Velma Brown, the Law College of the Americas represents her desire to provide Jamaican and Caribbean students, and practicing lawyers with opportunities to pursue law programmes that meet the needs of a changing global market. A Jamaican based attorney-at-law with several years’ experience in the administration of justice and law, human resource training, and education, Dr. Brown said she is excited about new prospects this alliance will provide. “I am very excited to see my vision finally come to reality. One of our main objectives is to provide relevant programmes through highly rated global institutions, thus preparing students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility and service to society. Thus the programmes being offered do not compete with local universities, but will supplement what is currently offered in Jamaica,” Dr Brown said.