Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

2016 Program Schedule

All dates are 2016:

  • Dormitory move in date: Friday, May 20.
  • Dormitory move-out date: Friday, July 1
    (students may remain in the dorm past July 1 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 are expected to enroll in both courses. See Academics and Courses for descriptions.

  • Comparative Constitutional Law
    » Classes: May 23-26, May 30-June 2, and June 6-7
    » Partial Exam Reading Day: June 8
    » Final Examination: June 9
  • Comparative Legal Systems: Labor and Employment Law
    » Classes: June 13-16, June 20-23, and June 27-28
    » Partial Exam Reading Day: June 29
    » Final Examination: June 30

Class meets 9:00 am-1:10 pm, Monday through Thursday, with a thirty-minute break. Accordingly, classes meet only 4 days per week. This schedule allows students the opportunity for extended weekend travel throughout Barbados, and possibly elsewhere in the Caribbean, Central America, or 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