Three students from Truman Bodden Law School went to Florida to take part in a competition called the Caribbean Law Clinic.
This year, students had to learn about American law, especially when it comes to immigration.
The Caribbean Law Clinic is a competition where four law schools from all over the Caribbean meet students from six different law schools in America, to be put into random teams and put into a court room where certain topics have to be argued, as this event past was in Florida, the Caribbean students had to learn and have an understanding about American law and had to debate an argue in front of a panel of American judges.
“Just the jurisdiction around the world kind of all come to this location, so there are times when you are kind of choosing between different laws and different jurisdictions and applying those with people who you’ve never met before and you need to work with,” said Law Student, Craig Thomas.
“The whole experience allowed me to build relationships with students from other law schools and it has opened my eyes to American law, at least in the area of immigration,” said Law Student, Everton Spence
The next institution to host the Caribbean Law Clinic in March 2017 is the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad.