Earlier this month Truman Bodden Law School students Nathanya Tibbets (Center) and Xavian Ebanks (Right) travelled with Truman Bodden Law School Assistant Director Andrew Perkins (Left) to Trinidad and Tobago to take part in the American Caribbean Law Initiative Moot. Nathanya and Xavian earned this opportunity by reaching the final of the TBLS internal mooting competition in 2021.
The American Caribbean Law Initiative facilitates a collaborative relationship between legal institutions in the Caribbean and the United States and seeks to strengthen and develop legal relationships and give law students the opportunity to work collaboratively on legal problems. Xavian and Nathanya worked with students from the Hugh Wooding, Norman Manley, Eugene Dupuch, Nova Southeastern and Florida International University Schools of Law before presenting arguments to Justices of the Trinidad and Tobago Court of Appeal and the Caribbean Court of Justice. Andrew Perkins noted that Xavian and Nathanya were praised by the Justices for their concise and relevant submissions. Such feedback further confirms the Truman Bodden Law School’s position as a leading legal education provider in the region.
Xavian enjoyed participating in the programme and found that it provided him with “the opportunity to apply what I have learnt throughout my studies in a practical setting.” Nathanya found that the programme “allowed for a greater appreciation of the different learning advocacy styles and provided a great opportunity to network with other law students.”