The Institute of Law and Academic Studies Limited (ILAS) is a private Tertiary Level education provider in Trinidad and Tobago where the sole programme offered is the University of London’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. The chief pioneer of this institution is Dr. Gail Narinesingh, a qualified Law Lecturer, who served as Head Lecturer and Coordinator of the Law Department at another Tertiary Level institution before founding ILAS.

Today, ILAS is a well-established institution where students can access the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) facility as they pursue their Law degree. In its relatively short period of operation ILAS

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has turned out more than 1000 graduates including first-time graduating students as  well as continuing professionals such as teachers, doctors, businessmen and politicians. ILAS’s students continue to rank among the highest achievers – having been awarded six (6) world prizes from the University of London International Programmes since 1999.

 

 Our students then go on to excel at their post-graduate vocational studies both in the United Kingdom and at Hugh Wooding Law School, St. Augustine, Trinidad. In recent years, our students graduated with distinction and in some cases topping their classes at Staffordshire Law School, Staffordshire University, City Law School and BPP Law School, all of the United Kingdom. In June 2012, three (3) former ILAS students topped the Hugh Wooding Law School Year 1 exams – obtaining straight A’s in all courses. And one year later, two of those students went on to obtain Merit (at least 9 out of 11 A’s) at Hugh Wooding Law School, one of whom topped the entire law school.

 

I came to the University of London LLB program having just completed my first degree at an American university. Starting the Graduate Route A LLB, I was most trepidatious about transitioning into distance learning, which requires immense self-discipline and time management. I chose to come to ILAS because they provided the traditional academic setting and structure which allowed for a smooth transition into distance learning. The administrative staff was absolutely brilliant in assisting students and ensuring that all UoL deadlines and requirements were properly complied with.”

 

Nikola Nothnagel

LLB Graduate, 2012

Trinidad & Tobago

Welcome Message

ILAS extends to you a warm welcome, whether you are a new student studying with us for the first

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time or a student well on your way  through your degree studies.

Quality Policy & Facts about ILAS:

Our Quality Policy commits the Institute of Law and Academic Studies to meet and exceed our customer’s

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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 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
FACTS ABOUT ILAS:
  1. 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.
     
  2. Our students come from all over the Caribbean.
     
  3. We have a lecturer-exchange programme with UK universities.
     
  4. We are a Registered Centre with the University of London.
     
  5. Several of our successful students served and continue to serve at very highlevels – of government, the public service and other state agencies and inthe private sector.
     
  6. To date, ILAS has produced over 800 attorneys-at-law.
     
  7. ILAS produces its own course materials and employs diverse and modern delivery methods.
     
  8. ILAS extends unprecedented student support to all its students.
     
  9. ILAS runs an intense revision course for students, covering the syllabuses 3 times in each academic year.
     
  10. We have very qualified and experienced lecturers.
     
  11. ILAS is registered with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT).
     
  12. ILAS’s Bachelor of Laws programme is GATE funded.
     
  13. 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 fieldtrips every year!

Vision Statement

"To be the choice of all students who seek access to personalized,  quality education in Law Studies".

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Mission Statement:

"To offer access to quality education in Law Studies within a committed and caring environment which supports excellence and provides opportunities for personal and professional development".

Belief Statement

All students will become committed professionals and productive and contributing members of the community through a market-relevant curriculum, effective teaching, diverse learning methodologies and intra-institutional and stakeholder interventions and collaboration.

The Teleological Approach: Guiding Principles Supporting Vision, Mission, and Belief Statement

  • All students are first priority.
  • All resources at the institution are integrated to increase student learning and to improve student experience.
  • Continuous and varied student feedback to revise and inform existing and new policies.
  • Collaborative problem solving removes barriers to student learning.
  • Student progress is monitored to determine response to intervention.

Ilas offers cost effective, thorough and successful LLB programmes and associated courses in Trinidad and Tobago ...Producing many Law graduates - Their track record proves that.

Testimonial

The warm and welcoming atmosphere at Ilas is what stands out the most. The lecturers are ready to put all their effort into supporting students academically and helping us achieve our goals. Responsible staff is at hand to meet both our academic needs and other questions one might have. Ilas has instilled confidence and personal integrity in me, I could not have made a better choice.

 

- Zaira N. Mohammed, Student

Testimonial

I am Ms. Alisha Mungroo a pass student of Institute of Law and Academic Studies it has not only been a pleasure but great honour to be part of extraordinary learning experience not only academically but to grow and prosper as an individual. At ILAS there are well train and highly qualified lectures and staff to accommodate your every need. It is a comfortable, warm, safe and family oriented learning environment that is unlike any other.  The lectures are not done just because it has to be done but they each seek a personal interest in every student without....

Our track record

With the school's motto being "we don't just tutor for passes we tutor for world prizes", it's no wonder why we continue to produce such remarkable results (see below). According to our DATABASES there are over 600 practicing attorneys in the Caribbean and abroad who are graduates of ILAS.

2000 - One World Prize was awarded for one of the best marks in the World for Graduate Route  B Year 3

2001 - A First Class Honors mark was awarded in Criminology

2002 - Four First Class Honors marks were awarded in Succession, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Law of Trusts and

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Law of Contract

2003 - Two First Class Honors mark was awarded in Law of Contract and Succession

2004 - Two Upper Second Class Honors awarded.

2005 - Four Upper Second Class Honours awarded and Seven First Class Honours mark in Law of Evidence, Land Law, Contract Law and Succession.

2006 - Four Upper Second Class Honours awarded and  Four First Class Honors mark was awarded in Law of Evidence and  Law of Contract.

2007 - Three  Upper Second Class Honours awarded and The Prestigious Jim Stephens Scholarship (London) was awarded for the best results in the World for Scheme A Year 1.

 

Also, Three First Class Honours marks were awarded in Succession and Law of Contract.

2008 - Three  Upper Second Class Honours awarded and Three First Class Honours marks were awarded in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Succession and Law of Contracts. TWO OF THOSE GOING TO ONE STUDENT IN HIS FINAL YEAR.

2009 - One World Prize awarded for one of the best marks in the World for Graduate Route  A Level 1

Five First Class Honours marks were awarded in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, European Union Law, Law of Contract, Land Law and Public Law. TWO OF THOSE GOING TO ONE STUDENT IN HER FINAL YEAR.

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Our institute prides itself on:

Specialisation in Law ONLY
Thereby allowing students a greater opportunity to attain a high class of Degree as well as a practical understanding of the law.
 
Greater Interaction
Accessibility to the teaching and administrative staff is a key ingredient of efficiency and effectiveness which is a main feature of ILAS.
 
Personal Assistance
This is available for the purpose of constructing individual study timetables contoured to each student's personal requirements in an effort to prioritize certain topics.
 
Spectacular Results
With the school's motto being "we don't just tutor for passes we tutor for world prizes", it's no wonder why we continue to produce such remarkable results.

Some Pictures from one of our Graduations:

 

Available courses

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Bachelor of Laws External Degree (LLB) from the University of London

The study of Law is dynamic, the law continues to evolve. It is never dormant.

Many potential career paths lead from a legal qualification, not only as a lawyer but  across a variety of fields. We hope that you will also find rewards in truly getting a grasp of what you are learning as you
become more adept at handling legal issues and researching legal materials.

The University of London’s LLB degree now beams with amazing flexibility for the young and old. The working students as well as the non-working.

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Reading should become an everyday habit, a part of your life. Read cases and familiarize yourself with how they are structured and how opinions are expressed.

Reading is what is expected of students studying at the colleges of the University of London and inevitably it is what we at ILAS expect as well.

Getting regular practice is crucial. Being able to take notes is a key learning skill for university-level study. The process of making notes helps you focus, increases your understanding of a topic and provides you with excellent material for revision.Click Here For More information
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