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Cayman Islands Law School students appear before judges in US-Caribbean Moot Competition

Students at the Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS) recently represented the Cayman Islands at the American-Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI) in taking part in the Caribbean Law Clinic (CLC) hosted by Florida International University (FIU), Miami. The students were joined by law school Director, Mitchell Davies.

Cayman’s team comprised second and third year students Monica Zakari, Hadleigh Roberts, Michael Daoud and Daniella Bodden.

The ACLI brings together law schools from across the Caribbean including Jamaica, Trinidad and the Bahamas as well as a number of US institutions.

Students had the opportunity to argue their cases under the umbrella theme of “unintended consequences of the law” before a sitting US judge and two FIU law professors, with additional feedback provided by attorneys and academics.

Cayman last hosted the ACLI in 2015 and is next set to host the ACLI in March 2019.

Monica Zakhari said: “It was great to meet up with students from other law schools and a very worthwhile experience all round.”

Hadleigh Roberts said: “The opportunity to participate in events like ACLI adds a lot of value to our programmes. Not only does it give us invaluable practical experience but shows that, with the right resources, we can be excellent ambassadors for Cayman.

Mitchell Davies, TBLS Director, commented: “Being able to have our students participate in international events and competitions provides another example of Cayman’s reputation as an outstanding legal education provider in the Caribbean. All of the TBLS students at the FIU meeting acquitted themselves very well, receiving positive feedback from the judges.”


Photo caption:

The TBLS team with the judges – From L-R:  Monica Zakhari; Hadleigh Roberts; Justice Marcia Del Rey; Michael Daoud; Professor Juan Carlos Gomez; Professor Mary Gundrum; Daniella Bodden; Director Mitchell Davies


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