Council of Legal Education (CLE)

Conseil de l'enseignement du droit

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17 Mar 1971, on coming into force of an agreement among contracting parties. Became an Associate Institution of D-XD4579 - Caribbean Community (CARICOM) following signature of T-XT7373 - Treaty of Chaguaramas, 4 Jul 1973. Has also been referred to as Caribbean Council of Legal Education.


Undertake and discharge general responsibility in the Caribbean region for practical professional training of persons seeking to become members of the legal profession; establish, equip and maintain law schools; make proper provision for courses of study and practical instructions for the award of prizes and for holding examinations and granting the Legal Education Certificate; evaluate courses of study provided at other institutions and accord appropriate recognition of legal qualifications.


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Council, consisting of: Dean of the Faculty of Law of The University of the West Indies and another member of the Faculty nominated by him; Principals of the 3 Law Schools; Head of the Judiciary of each participating territory; Attorney-General of each participating territory; 2 members of the profession nominated by the appropriate body, from each of 4 participating territories (Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana); one member of the profession nominated by the appropriate professional body from each of the other participating territories.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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