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Student Recruitment

With regard to student recruitment, the following are relevant:

ILASL tutors approximately 500 students each academic year and we see no need for advertisement in the daily newspapers, radio, or Television stations.

Our recruitment of students mainly comes from referrals from our past students.

ILASL, however, distributes its prospectus at Career Fairs hosted by the University of London (UOL) in Trinidad which takes place once per year at two different locations.

In some instances, our prospectus is sent to secondary schools upon request for their Career day.

All Students must gain acceptance by the UOL. Students enrolled in Year 1 and are awaiting a decision from Special Panels must attend classes until a final decision is given.

If a student is not accepted by the UOL the student is given preference to join our prequalification classes or seek classes elsewhere to qualify.

Students from any other institution wanting to join ILASL for revision must be enrolled in the month of January thereby allow themselves sufficient time before the examination to prepare the work needed.


Financial Aid

The Ministry of Science Technology and Tertiary Education (STTE) grants an undergraduate student full tuition (local), this financial aid is awarded for the entire academic year. Grants and scholarship awards are usually credited to the student’s tuition and fee account, and any such funds in excess of tuition and fees are disbursed to the student in a refund check.


To be eligible for financial aid, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.
  2. Be enrolled for the LLB degree program.
  3. Complete all parts of the GATE form by the specified date.
  4. Maintain good standing and make satisfactory progress towards the degree.
  5. For students seeking further financial assistance ILAS will provide a letter to the relevant institution outlining the fee structure.



Students who wish to be admitted to the degree program should directly apply to the Institute of Law and Academic Studies using the enclosed application form in the prospectus. Before making their application, students should have read the prospectus very carefully.

Students applying for admission to full time/part-time courses for the LLB degree of the University of London may apply through ILAS.

It is particularly important that students understand the entrance requirement for the LLB degree. If students have any doubts about their eligibility, the Institute Admissions Officers will be pleased to give advice.

Students whose eligibility rests on examination results that they have yet to receive are strongly advised to apply to the Institute without delay. The Institute will reserve its place on the program, conditional on the required results obtained.

Note – all students are treated equally and serve on “a first come first serve” basis. Admissions are not based on gender, race, color, or creed.

Applications are accepted up to the commencement of date subject to the availability of places.

Note, The University’s closing date for applications for entry into the LLB Degree for those wishing to take the examination in June of the following year is 17 September.



Students who wish to follow this degree program must complete the ILASL registration form. Upon registration, students must pay their registration fee as requested from the Institute.

Upon registration, students must complete the University of London application form and all attachments (see prospectus).

Students who complete at least Year 1 and 2 from another school may be admitted to ILAS subject to the availability of places and must complete the procedural steps:

  • Complete ILASL registration form
  • Pay the necessary Tuition Fees
  • Submit Results to ILASL

Students and Lecturers are required to dress conservatively:

For Males:

  • No short pant above the knees
  • Appearance must be clean and tidy.
  • Jeans and Jersey tops are permitted.
  • Writing on jerseys must not contain any racist, sexist or provocative slurs.

For Females:

  • No short skirts or pants and low cut tops.
  • Appearance must be clean and tidy.
  • Jeans and Jersey tops are permitted.
  • Writing on jerseys must not contain any racist, sexist or provocative slurs.
  • Lecturers are to conduct themselves in a professional and respectable manner:
  • The use of obscene language is strictly prohibited.
  • All students are to be treated equally and with the utmost respect.
  • All Lecturers are required to liaise with students in respect to questions asked, essay comments, and tips to help students improve their documented presentations.
  • No racist, sexist, provocative or political comments/opinions will be tolerated or allowed in lectures.
  • Lecturers’ interactions with students are to be warm, emphatic outgoing, positive and personal. Lecturers are to be organized and prepared.

Student records are kept in the cabinets they are labeled alphabetically and according to the academic year. Records had been retained since the Academic Year 1999/2000 till present. Under the agreement with this Institute and The Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education retention of records are to be kept for up to 6 years.

All students’ records are kept securely and with strict confidentiality. The office staff is to ensure that the cabinets are properly locked and no unauthorized personnel is allowed. Authorized personnel is the directors, head lecturers, and administrative secretary.

Attendance is recorded for every class that is held. Students are asked to sign their names on a register for each class they attend. These forms are supplied by each lecturer and are then given to the office staff for entering into the register rolls files.

  • Students are accepted into this institution on the basis of a first-come, first-served system. Applications for registration are accepted in the Months of May/June for first-year LLB students. For second, third, and fourth-year students, registration will take place in late August ( when results are distributed) but again selection will be based on the first come first served system.
  • There will be no use of racial or derogatory remarks by the administrative and teaching staff.
  • All students are to be treated equally; they are to be given equal treatment with respect to the marking of assignments and all the support services.
  • Lecturers should allow ALL students to express their opinions freely.
  • Derogatory remarks and racial slurs are strictly prohibited by all.
  • Also, there should not be any derogatory statements based on political and/or religious affiliations.
  • Lecturers are to ensure that there are no prejudicial statements/discussions with respect to race, ethnicity, and religious persuasions.
  • All students are to conduct themselves in a respectable manner.

ILASL rarely experiences any dispute of critical proportion. The Institutes’ rules with regard to dispute resolution are clear and concise.

  1. Talk to parties individually and advise each party on ways to resolve the problem
  2. If this fails: Bring parties together with the Principal as a mediator
  3. If this fails and where appropriate: Invite the child’s parent/guardian to be part of the process
  4. If this fails: Remind the parties of the code of conduct and rules of ILAS with the consequences of noncompliance.
  5. If this fails: Apply the rules as outlined in the Students’ Handbook.

The new administrative structure provides for greater student representation in the operation at ILAS. Based on variations in the timetabling of classes for the fulltime students and part-time students it was agreed in consultation with the student body to elect three student representatives. Each student representative has primary responsibility to serve groups of students. The students will engage in the selection of their own representative via a first past the post system in which case one of the three will then be invited to serve on the Board.

The Principal/Head Lecturer and affected parties meet with the student in a private area. Each person is given a chance to speak. The meeting is non confrontational and the affected party/parties is/are free to speak. The aim of this type of meeting is to help the affected parties to reach an amicable resolution. The student is warned and reminded of the code of behavior that is expected of him/her.

Where applicable: If there is no resolution and the offending student shows no interest in resolving the situation, the students’ parent/guardian will be informed and a second meeting would be held with the Principal/Head of Academic Studies in an effort to resolve the matter amicably. The student is then warned in the presence of his/her parent/guardian and is reminded of the behavior expected of him/her.

Should there be another incident involving the same student- Steps would be taken to expel the student. After which the Ministry of Science Technology and Tertiary Education would be informed in writing of the events that took place and the resolution reached by the Principal/Head of Academic Studies. The student is informed of his/her option to write to the Ministry informing them of any grievances that he/she may have.