Mr. Westmin James is a Deputy Dean and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, where he lectures in Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Commonwealth Caribbean Human Rights Law, and International Law of Human Rights in the LL.B. Programme; Advanced Public International Law in the LL.M.; and Introduction to Public International Law in the Master in Trade Policy.
Mr. James obtained a Bachelors of Law Degree with First Class Honours in 2003 from UWI and a Masters of Law in International Commercial and Trade Law from the University of Cambridge in 2005. He thereafter obtained a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in 2006 and was admitted to the Bar of Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago in that year. Mr. James had a diverse practice in one of the leading Law Chambers in Trinidad and Tobago for 6 years before joining the Faculty of Law in 2011. While at the Faculty, besides his teaching duties, Mr. James is also part of the UWI Rights Advocacy Project (U-RAP), whose objective it is to promote human rights and social justice in the Caribbean through human rights litigation. U-RAP is currently engaged in litigation in Belize and Guyana to promoting sexual minority rights.
Mr. James has also written several articles to be published in peer reviewed journals on constitutional law and the human rights of sexual minorities in the Commonwealth Caribbean. He was also engaged and produced a report for the UNFPA entitled A Legal Gap Analysis of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the OECS.
Professor David Rubenstein teaches Constitutional Law I, Administrative Law, Immigration Law, and Professional Responsibility, and is the Director of Washburn Law's Center for Law and Government. Prior to teaching, he clerked for The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor when she was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for The Honorable Barbara Jones in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Following law school, Professor Rubenstein worked for five years as an associate in King & Spalding's New York office, where he represented major corporate clients in a wide array of commercial litigation matters. He then served for three years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he specialized in immigration and argued several issues of first impression before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Professor Rubenstein writes in the fields of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Immigration – usually at the intersection of two or more of those subjects. His work has been published in the Vanderbilt Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, and other journals. His latest piece, "The Paradox of Administrative Preemption," is forthcoming in Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Professor Rubenstein's articles have been cited in many law journals and by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits.
Mr. Jefferson Cumberbatch, Deputy Dean and Senior Lecturer at at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, where he lectures in Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Employment Law, Legal Research and Writing, Consumer Law, Insurance Law, Dismissal Law, Sports & the Law, International Labour Law, and Medicine and the Law.
He has co-authored a textbook, West Indian Law of Contract, and has published a number of peer-reviewed and other scholarly articles. His research focuses on Law of Contract, Defamation, Dismissal, Consumer Law, The Law of Governance, Intellectual Property, Drugs Law, Law of Banking, Commercial Law, E-Commerce and the Law, Occupational Health and Safety, Medical Negligence, Anti-Money Laundering Legislation, Tobacco Control Legislation, and HIV/AIDS and the Law.
Mr. Cumberbatch obtained his LL.B. with Honors from University of the West Indies, Barbados, and has also studied at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has held a number of official posts and consultancies, including Chairman of the C-144 Committee, Barbados (charged with implementation of International Labor Organisation Convention 144); Legal Consultant to the International Labour Organisation, Caribbean Office; International Labour Organisation Law Expert on Freedom of Association, Geneva; and Justice of Appeal (Ag.) on the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal.
Professor Joseph Mastrosimone was an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas Law School and at the George Washington University Law School where he taught courses in legal research and writing. For more than a decade he has dedicated his career to labor and employment law while working for government agencies and law firms. He served as the Chief Legal Counsel for the Kansas Human Rights Commission and as Senior Legal Counsel to the former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. He also practiced with Stinson Morrison Hecker and Crowell & Moring where he counseled management on labor and employment matters and represented management in labor and employment litigation.
Professor Mastrosimone received his J.D., with highest honors from The George Washington University Law School where he was a notes editor of The George Washington University Law Review, the recipient of the Ogden W. Fields Labor Law Award and the Lawrence E. Siebel Memorial Prize for employment law, and a member of the Order of the Coif. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas, Missouri, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Professor Mastrosimone's scholarly interests include legal education, acquisition of client counseling skills, employment law, and labor law.