Why Hugh Wooding Law School?

The Hugh Wooding Law School is located in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and provides professional legal training to persons from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and the Eastern Caribbean territories of Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It is within walking distance of the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies as well as many institutions of tertiary education.

The Hugh Wooding Law School was established in 1973 and is one of three Law Schools established by the Council of Legal Education to provide professional legal training leading to the award of the Legal Education Certificate by the Council of Legal Education. The Certificate entitles holders to be admitted to practice in the Commonwealth Caribbean subject to the laws of each territory.

Our Vision Statement

To be a world leader in higher education through innovation, creativity and relevance in a system of practical legal education that is rooted in our history as a Caribbean people and is designed to enhance the practice of law and the jurisprudence of the Caribbean; to empower our people; and develop our societies throughout the 21st century.



Our Mission Statement

To facilitate the development of competent legal practitioners for the Region who, appreciate their responsibility as members of an honourable profession and recognizing the needs of their socio-economic environment, are inspired in the pursuit of excellence, the maintenance of high ethical standards, the promotion of social justice and the strengthening of the rule of Law.