Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

2015 Program Schedule

All dates are 2015:

  • Suggested dorm move in date: Friday, May 22.
  • Suggested departure date: Friday, July 3
    (students may remain in the dorm past July 3 by making arrangements with the UWI Housing Office).

The class schedule is designed to maximize students' educational, cultural, and sightseeing experience. In addition, there will be site visits to Barbados legal institutions.

There will be two courses offered, each for three weeks. Students must enroll in both courses. See Academics and Courses for descriptions.

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
    » Classes: May 26-29, June 1-4, and June 8-9
    » Exam Reading Day: June 10
    » Final Examination: June 11
  • Comparative Legal Systems: Alternative Dispute Resolution
    » Classes: June 15-18, June 22-25, and June 29-30
    » Exam Reading Day: July 1
    » Final Examination: July 2

Class time is 9:00 am-1:00 pm with appropriate breaks. Classes meet only 4 days per week. This schedule allows students the opportunity for extended weekend travel throughout the Caribbean, Central, and South America.

Photograph: Yanique Henry.
"As a Caribbean student studying with the Washburn program, it allowed me to experience the law from a different perspective, ranging from the classroom experience of a different teaching method, to the social experience of interacting with the students and teachers. It has been a great experience both socially and academically and I would encourage anyone, a Caribbean student or one from North America, to experience this program. It is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have." - Yanique Henry, University of the West Indies law student from Jamaica