LMH Alumna Appointed to Senior Academic Role at the University of the West Indies

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LMH alumna Dr Alicia Elias-Roberts (2001, Batchelor of Civil Law) has been announced as the new Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr Elias-Roberts was formerly Head of the Department of Law at the University of Guyana, and has over 20 years of experience as a legal educator. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guyana, where she was awarded the Pro Chancellor’s Medal as the best graduating law student. Dr Elias-Roberts then went on to study for an LLM in Energy, Environment and Natural Resource Law at the University of Houston in the USA before coming to Oxford to achieve her BCL. She has since completed a PhD at Queen’s University in Canada.

Dr Elias-Roberts has pioneered legal education and training in Oil and Gas Law in Trinidad and Tobago and is the course developer and lecturer in Oil and Gas Law at the University of the West Indies. She has lectured in International Environmental Law, Caribbean Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Public International Law, and several other areas. She has worked on environmental law issues with organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, UNAIDS, ILO and various governments in the Commonwealth Caribbean.

An experienced legislative and treaty drafter, Dr Elias-Roberts was awarded the United Nations International Law Fellowship in 2015. She is admitted to practice Law in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and New York.

Dr Elias-Roberts believes that her time at LMH played a fundamental role in her academic development, saying that she feels: “indebted to LMH and the University of Oxford for helping me to build a strong education which prepared me for this leadership role”.

Dr Elias-Roberts took up her new post on 1st August 2023.

Source: LMH