The West Indian system of legal education integrates a university course of academic training in law as an integral and essential part of its design. That academic background was intended to provide not only basic knowledge of legal principles and techniques and an appreciation of Caribbean social sciences, but also a background for institutional training in the Law Schools which emphasizes the practical requirements of professional legal practice. The Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica, as is the case with the other two regional Law Schools, issues its Certificate of Legal Education (CLE) in two programmes, which are as follows:
a. Two Year Programme
b. Six Month Programme
The Two Year Programme is designed for persons who have completed a first degree in law and are desirous of entering the practice of law in any of the jurisdictions covered by the Treaty.
The Six Month Programme is designed as a transitional programme for persons who are holders of a first degree in law, who have qualified, and already have been admitted to practise in a Common Law Jurisdiction and who are seeking to practise law in any of the relevant jurisdictions covered by the Treaty.
Applications for admission to the Norman Manley Law School should be sent to the Registrar on or before January 31 in the year in which admission is sought.Situational-Analysis-on-Legal-Education-Provision-in-Jamaica_NEW