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Quality Policy and Facts about ILAS

Our Quality Policy commits the Institute of Law and Academic Studies to meet and exceed our customer’s requirements and expectations of all our services. Our Quality Policy commits the Institute of Law and Academic Studies to meet and exceed our customer’s requirements and expectations of all our services. We strive to understand our customers and comply with established rules and regulations to:  Maintain, Communicate, and Continually Improve our Quality Management System and services.

More Facts About ILAS

From our inception to present, several of our students continue to be awarded for academic achievement by the University of London, including 5 world prizes in the past 5 years. Our students come from all over the Caribbean. We have a lecturer-exchange programme with UK universities. We are a Registered Centre with the University of London. Several of our successful students served and continue to serve at very high levels – of government, the public service and other state agencies and in the private sector. To date, ILAS has produced over 800 attorneys-at-law.

ILAS produces its own course materials and employs diverse and modern delivery methods. ILAS extends unprecedented student support to all its students. ILAS runs an intense revision course for students, covering the syllabuses 3 times in each academic year. We have very qualified and experienced lecturers.

ILAS is registered with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT). ILAS’s Bachelor of Laws programme is GATE funded.

ILAS provides much more that academic guidance. There is an active Student Council. ILAS also hosts several co- and extra-curricular events: debate and mooting competitions as well as several field trips every year!

Unique ILAS Tutorial System

Quality Teaching Lecturers’ minimum academic qualification is the Masters of Law (LLM) Degree with international universities. Most lecturers have more than five years of LLB-teaching experience and some having as much 20 years experience! Lecturers have also been formally trained to teach and continue to update their teaching expertise by attending international workshops and conferences on learning and teaching methodologies, marking examinations and much more. ILAS also has a lecturer-exchange programme with several UK universities.

Greater Interaction with students

Our open door policy allows students unprecedented access to the teaching and administrative staff. Students enjoy an overall greater access to the school’s resources in an effective and efficient manner and this translates into world-class results every year, as well a more enriched and complete student experience.This includes Facebook classes and Twitter.

Effective and Comprehensive completion of syllabus

Part one – substantive syllabus coverage:-

The courses are taught, with tutorials at the end of each topic. This ensures a thorough understanding and a working knowledge of the topics as well as the ability to apply the principles learnt. All available resources, including those provided by the University of London are handsomely utilized.

 

 

Part two – intense revision This entails the following: 

  • Examination techniques
  • Completion of past examination papers; Essay structuring
  • Concentration on key concepts; Identifying recent developments
  • Mock examinations

Part three – last lap

Final reviews of the key examinable areas; Drill sessions to cover exam questions; Time management under exam conditions; Confirmation and clarity of legal concepts. ILAS emphasizes a combination of substantive preparation, strategy and practice which continue to produce excellent results.

Personal Assistance

Lecturers are always available to consult with students individually and to address any concerns. ILAS also holds an Academic Guidance Week during both semesters. These facilitate individual student meetings to assess their progress and examination readiness. Students are also assisted with constructing individual study timetables geared to each student’s personal requirements in an effort to prioritise certain topics and maximise the student’s use of available time.

 

“Quality education, closer to home”
Thalassa Cox
LLB Graduate, 2013
St. Lucia