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Faculty & Administration

The Eugene Dupuch Law School combines rigorous academics and enriching practical experiences, with a supportive learning environment. We are committed to the development of legal practitioners with steadfast integrity, unwavering commitment to the Rule of Law and adherence to the ethical obligations of the profession.

Our student-centered programmes and small class sizes offer students a personalised experience with unique opportunities to hone their skills, gain work experience, collaborate on research and engage in advocacy. We foster networking opportunities with legal professionals and community leaders, participate in local and international competitions and engage in rewarding social and community outreach activities.

All members of our fulltime faculty have had significant careers in legal practice. Members of the judiciary as well as members of the public and private Bars serve as part-time or Associate Tutors. The School is also supported by a cadre of administrative professionals.

Tonya Bastian Galanis

Principal
Course Director – Ethics, Rights & Obligations of the Legal Profession

  tbastiangalanis@edls.edu.bs

Tonya Bastian Galanis joined the Eugene Dupuch Law School as a tutor upon its establishment in 1998. In August 2008, she was appointed Principal of the Law School.  Mrs. Galanis holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies and was awarded the Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. She also holds a Diploma in Legislative Drafting from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Laws in Corporate & Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies.  Mrs. Galanis was admitted to The Bahamas Bar in 1985. At the Law School, she lectures in Ethics, Rights and Obligations of the Legal Profession.

Mrs. Galanis serves on several Committees of the Council of Legal Education. Additionally, she serves on the Ethics Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association, the Law Faculty Board of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and the Law Faculty Advisory Board of the University of The Bahamas. Mrs. Galanis is an active member of several civic and community organizations. She is the Registrar of the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands and is a former Chairman of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas.

Clive Guy

Senior Tutor
Course Director – Criminal Practice & Procedure and Trial Advocacy II

  cguy@edls.edu.bs

Clive Guy attained his Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) with honours from the University of the West Indies and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School. He also holds a post-graduate Diploma in International Relations from the University of the West Indies.  Mr. Guy was called to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Judicature of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 1990. He is also a member of the Bar of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

At the Law School, Mr. Guy has responsibility for the courses of Criminal Practice and Procedure and the Law of Evidence and Forensic Medicine.  Mr. Guy trains student teams for various regional and international competitions. He has received training as an advocacy trainer by Gray’s Inn of London and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) where he is a member, and from Stetson School of Law. He has also been trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution to the level of Applied Advance by the Stitt Feld Handy Institute of Canada in conjunction with the University of Windsor.  Mr. Guy has sat as a Judge in the Commonwealth Law Conference Moot Court Competition and is a member of the Commonwealth Legal Educators Association and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. He is also certified in Advanced Information Technology.  Mr. Guy has served as the Faculty Advisor to the Students’ Association of the Law School and as that body’s Returning Officer for many years.

Nicole Sutherland-King

Director, Legal Aid Clinic
Clinical Practicum

  nsutherlandking@edls.edu.bs

Nicole Sutherland King was appointed Director of the Legal Aid Clinic of the Eugene Dupuch Law School in 2015.

Upon completing teaching certification in English and French at the College of the Bahamas, she pursued further undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies where she earned a Bachelor of Laws degree. Thereafter she undertook her barrister’s training at the Eugene Dupuch Law School in Nassau, The Bahamas following which she was awarded the Council of Legal Education’s Certificate of Merit. She was called to The Bahamas Bar in 2001.
A certified mediator, Mrs. Sutherland-King is a former Partner of the law firm McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes. While with McKinney her practice focused on civil and commercial litigation.

Dawn Burrows

Registrar

  dburrows@edls.edu.bs

Dawn Burrows joined the Eugene Dupuch Law School as Registrar in January 2014. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University, which she obtained in December 1995. In 1998, she obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from the same university. Both times she majored in Finance. Most of her career was spent in the Financial Services industry, 10 years of which was in Commercial Banking.

Mildred Bodie

Assistant Registrar – Administration

  mbodie@edls.edu.bs

Mildred Bodie joined the Law School in 1998 as an Administrative Assistant and was appointed to the post of Assistant Registrar in August 2008.  Ms. Bodie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida International University, a Master’s degree in Business Management from Nova Southeastern University (November 2002) and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Florida International University (August 2016).

Bradley Watson

Assistant Registrar – Finance & Accounts

  bwatson@edls.edu.bs

Bradley Watson joined the Eugene Dupuch Law School as Assistant Registrar, (Finance and Accounts) in January 2021.  Mr. Watson has over 20 years of experience in the field of Accounting and Finance. He holds a B. Sc. Degree in Accounting from Marian College, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami, Florida, U.S.A. He is a member of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce.

Raquel Williams

Senior Tutor II
Course Director – Landlord & Tenant and Conveyancing and Registration of Title

  rwilliams@edls.edu.bs

Raquel Williams is the Course Director for Conveyancing and Registration of Title and Landlord and Tenant Law.  She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree with honours from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and obtained her Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica.

Mrs. Williams was admitted to practice at the bar in Jamaica and in The Bahamas in 1994 and 2000 respectively.  She has been engaged in private practice in Jamaica and in The Bahamas and worked for several years at the Office of the Attorney General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Mrs. Williams was appointed Senior Tutor II in August 2021.

Carla D. Card-Stubbs

Course Director – Probate Practice & Procedure and Trial Advocacy I
Associate Tutor – Law of Remedies

  ccardstubbs@edls.edu.bs

Carla Card-Stubbs joined the faculty of the Eugene Dupuch Law School in 2003.  Mrs. Card-Stubbs was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours from the University of the West Indies in 1991 and obtained a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Jamaica in 1993.  In July 2015, she obtained her Master of Laws in International Business Law (with Merit) from the University of Liverpool.  She is admitted to the Bar in Jamaica (1993), The British Virgin Islands (1997) and The Bahamas (2021).  In March 2021, Mrs. Card-Stubbs was made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), March 2021.

At the Eugene Dupuch Law School, Mrs. Card-Stubbs is the Course Director for Probate Practice and Procedure and Trial Advocacy I and is the Associate Tutor for Law of Remedies.

As an active Rotarian Mrs. Card-Stubbs is committed to the ideal of service above self.

Darron Ellis

Course Director – Civil Procedure and Practice II and Law of Remedies

  dellis@edls.edu.bs

Darron Ellis is the Course Director for Civil Procedure and Practice II and Law of Remedies. Mr. Ellis is a former litigator with the law firm of Davis and Company. While with Davis and Company his practice focused on civil and commercial litigation where he earned a reputation as an astute and hard-working attorney.

Mr. Ellis completed undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies where he earned a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours. Thereafter, Mr. Ellis undertook his barrister’s training at the Eugene Dupuch Law School in Nassau and was called to The Bahamas Bar in 2008. Mr. Ellis later earned his Master of Law (LL.M.) in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of the West Indies in 2012. Mr. Ellis is also a Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate (Actg.), having been appointed since June 2016.

Kevin Farrington

Tutor – Legal Aid Clinic
Clinical Practicum

  kfarrington@edls.edu.bs

Kevin J. Farrington, a former Gazetted Officer of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF), currently serves as Tutor at the Eugene Dupuch Law School Legal Aid Clinic. While with the RBPF, he worked in the Legal Office within the office of the Commissioner of Police; the Tracing, Forfeiture and Money Laundering Investigation Section of the Drug Enforcement Unit; the Police Training College; and the Strategic and Policy Branch. In addition to his law enforcement experience, Mr. Farrington was a Prosecutor at the Office of the Attorney-General.

Mr. Farrington holds an Associate of Arts degree in Business Management, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree with honours from the University of the West Indies, and International Diplomas in Anti-Money Laundering, and Governance, Risk and Compliance from The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services. Mr. Farrington is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr. Farrington undertook his barrister’s training at the Eugene Dupuch Law School and was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in 2009.

Justice Rhonda Bain (Ret.)

Course Director – Legal Drafting & Interpretation

rbain@edls.edu.bs

Justice Rhonda Bain (Ret.) was called to The Bahamas Bar in 1976 after completing studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and the Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Jamaica. She commenced her legal career in the public sector where she was assigned to the legal drafting section in the Office of the Attorney General, thus sparking her interest in legislative drafting. In 1984 Justice Bain obtained an LL.M., in Legislative Drafting from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.

Justice Bain worked in the private sector at Christie Ingraham & Co., Baha Mar, Ingraham Law Chambers and in her own practice. In the public sector, Justice Bain culminated her public sector practice by serving as Director of Legal Affairs in the Office of the Attorney General. In 2009 she was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court. She retired as a Justice of the Supreme Court in 2018.  Justice Bain is a former Chairman of the Disciplinary Tribunal established under the Legal Professions Act. She currently serves as Chairperson of the Ethics Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association. Since 2006, Justice Bain has served as an Associate Tutor at the Eugene Dupuch Law School where she teaches Legal Drafting and Interpretation.

Justice Ian R. Winder

Associate Tutor – Civil Procedure and Practice II

  irwinder@edls.edu.bs

Justice Ian R. Winder was called to The Bahamas Bar in 1995. He is a former Crown Counsel in the Office of the Attorney-General and has acted as Deputy Registrar General and Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate in The Bahamas. Justice Winder is the former managing partner in the Bahamian law firm of Davis and Co. where he practiced principally in the area of civil litigation. He has also practiced as an Attorney-at-law in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Justice Winder was sworn in to act as a Justice of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas in 2013 and was confirmed in 2014.

Justice Winder holds the A.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics from the College of The Bahamas as well as the B.A. in History and Law and the LL.M. (Corporate and Commercial Law) from the University of The West Indies. He joined the faculty at the Eugene Dupuch Law School where he was (at various times) the Course Director in Landlord and Tenant, Civil Procedure and Practice I and Civil Procedure and Practice II.  Justice Winder is a former adjunct lecturer with the College of The Bahamas and the University of the West Indies, Nassau Campus. He is an Executive Member of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers and a Judicial Member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals. Justice Winder is a Fellow of The Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute and Chairman of the Board of The Bahamas Judicial Education Institute and is the former Chairman of the Road Traffic Authority of New Providence.

Justice Deborah Fraser

Associate Tutor – Legal Drafting & Interpretation

  dfraser@edls.edu.bs

Justice Deborah Fraser was appointed to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth in October 2014 and is presently assigned to the Criminal division.  She was called to The Bahamas Bar in 1987 after completing her studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and the Norman Manley Law School, Mona Jamaica.

She has spent twenty-seven years in the Office of the Attorney General where she ascended to the rank of Director of Legal Affairs in March 2005, a post which she held for nine years. During her tenure at the office of the Attorney General, she worked in both the criminal and civil divisions which included legislative drafting.

She completed a number of continuing legal education courses including a post-graduate diploma in legislative drafting from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill in 1991, a Certificate of Legislative Drafting from Loyola School of Law and Tulane Law School July 1997, a Certificate from Georgetown University, June-July 1999 on Multilateral and regional trade issues for the Americas; a Certificate in Aviation Law, Aviation Training and Development Institute (IATA) Montreal, Canada July 2004 and a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, University of Windsor, Canada January 2009.

Justice Fraser has served as the Attorney General’s Representative on The Bahamas Bar Council July 1997-1999 and March 2004-2009. She has served as a member of the Advisory Committee established under the National Honors Act since 2018 and is a member of The Bahamas Judicial Education Committee of the Supreme Court since 2017. She was recently appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Constituencies Commission in September 2020.

Justice Donna Newton

Course Director – Civil Procedure and Practice I

  dnewton@edls.edu.bs

Justice Donna Newton obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in Journalism at the College of The Bahamas in 1977 and a Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from the London School of Journalism in 1979. She attained an LL.B. degree from the University of West London, London and was called to The Bahamas Bar in 1988. She has been an Associate Tutor in Civil Procedure and Practice II with the Eugene Dupuch Law School since 2005.

Justice Newton practiced in the law firms of Adderley Grimes and Co and Quant Newton and Co. before joining the Judiciary as Assistant Registrar in 1995. In the judiciary, she held the positions of Assistant, Deputy and Registrar of the Supreme Court and Deputy Registrar of the Court of Appeal. She was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court in February 2017. She is a Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute and completed courses in Mediation and Dispute Resolution and is a member of the Commonwealth Magistrate’s and Judges Association.

Justice J. Denise Lewis-Johnson

Associate Tutor – Ethics, Rights & Obligations of the Legal Profession

  dlewisjohnson@edls.edu.bs

Justice Juanita Denise Lewis-Johnson was admitted to The Bahamas Bar in 1992. She was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on May 31, 2021. Justice Lewis-Johnson joined the faculty of the Eugene Dupuch Law School in 2008 as an Associate Tutor in Ethics Rights and Obligations of The Legal Profession.

Justice Lewis-Johnson holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) (Hons.) from the University of the West Indies and a Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School.  She also attained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of New Haven.

Her professional affiliations include membership in The Bahamas Bar Association, Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Family Law Committee of the International Bar Association. Justice Lewis-Johnson is a past Vice-President of The Bahamas Bar Association, past Chairman of The Bahamas Maritime Authority and Ambassador and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of The Bahamas on Maritime Affairs and past Council Member of the National Women’s Advisory Council.

Paula Adderley

Associate Tutor – Landlord and Tenant

  padderley@edls.edu.bs

Paula Adderley joins the Eugene Dupuch Law School family as an Associate Tutor Landlord & Tenant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science with a minor in History from Swarthmore College (1993), and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law from the University of Cambridge (1996). She also holds a Diploma in Insurance from The Chartered Insurance Institute, London, U.K. and a Certificate in International Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, U.K.

Ms. Adderley was called to The Bahamas Bar in 1997 and has worked as an Associate Attorney at several law firms in The Bahamas where her primary area of practice was civil and corporate litigation, with specialities in personal injury, insurance, employment, and land law.

Ms. Adderley is presently Principal of the law firm of Adderley, Thompson & Associates.

She is a former member of the Central Bank of The Bahamas Board, The Bahamas Development Bank Board, and The Bahamas Pharmacy Council Board.  Ms. Adderley previously served as the representative of The Bahamas Bar on the Bahamas Financial Services Board. She is involved in several civic organizations throughout The Bahamas, including The Bahamas Girl Guides Association as a Council Member and Legal Advisor, and The Parish of St. Mary the Virgin as its Priest Warden.

Dr. George Bruney

Course Director – Law of Evidence (Forensic Medicine)

  gbruney@edls.edu.bs

Dr. George Bruney earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) degree in 1982 and a Doctor of Medicine (D.M.) degree in 1993 from the University of the West Indies. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Wolverhampton in 2000. After attending the Eugene Dupuch Law School, he received a Legal Education Certificate and was called to The Bahamas Bar in 2003.

He has served as the Course Director for Forensic Medicine at the Eugene Dupuch Law School since 2004.

Constance Delancy

Associate Tutor – Conveyancing & Registration of Title

  cdelancy@edls.edu.bs

Constance Delancy is a graduate of the University of The Bahamas (formerly College of The Bahamas).  She was called to The Bahamas Bar in 1994 after articling with the late Emerick A. Knowles, Q.C. in the Law Chambers of Alexiou, Knowles & Co.  Mrs. Delancy worked as an Associate at Alexiou, Knowles & Co. (1994-1998) and as a sole practitioner (1998-2011).  She was a Stipendiary and Circuit Court Magistrate (2011-2017) and Deputy Registrar and acting Director of Court Services of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas.  She was appointed as the Registrar of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas on September 9, 2021, and also holds the designation and discharge of the duties of Senior Court Administrator.

She is currently the Associate Tutor for Conveyancing & Registration of Title (Year II) at the Eugene Dupuch Law School.

Her professional affiliations include memberships in The Bahamas Bar Association and the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers.

Garvin Gaskin

Associate Tutor – Criminal Practice & Procedure and Trial Advocacy I

  ggaskins@edls.edu.bs

As a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Laws, (1993) and the Norman Manley Law School, Certificate of Legal Education, Mr. Gaskin was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in 1995.  Mr. Gaskin is the Associate Tutor for Criminal Practice & Procedure at the Eugene Dupuch Law School.

As Director of Public Prosecutions in the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, he was responsible for prosecuting all criminal matters in the Courts up to the Privy Council; overseeing and conducting prosecutorial matters relating to compliance with the Financial Legislation of December 2000, particularly the Proceeds of Crime Act (Money Laundering), Financial Transactions Reporting Act, Financial Intelligence Unit Act, and the Criminal Justice (International Cooperation) Act and also matters of Fraud, Dangerous Drugs and Extradition. On June 11, 2018, Mr. Gaskin was sworn in as The Bahamas’ first constitutionally appointed Independent Director of Public Prosecutions.

Edgar Moxey

Course Director – Law Office Management Accounting & Technology (Accounting)

  emoxey@edls.edu.bs

Edgar Moxey is a Course Director at the Eugene Dupuch Law School with responsibility for the accounting component of the Law Office, Management and Technology course.  Mr. Moxey is a Charted Accountant and formerly served The Bahamas Electricity Corporation as its Chief Internal Auditor.  Mr. Moxey also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and obtained the Legal Education Certificate from the Eugene Dupuch Law School in 2009. He was admitted to The Bahamas Bar as an Attorney-at-Law in 2009.

Michelle Petty-Horton

Course Director – Civil Procedure and Practice I (Family Law)

  mpettyhorton@edls.edu.bs

Michelle Petty-Horton is a Partner at Lighthouse Chambers. Her practice areas include Family Law, Wills and Administration of Estates and Personal Injury Law.  Mrs. Petty-Horton completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Lancaster, England where she earned an LL.B. (Honours) degree. Thereafter she completed the Bar Vocational Course at BPP Law School, England.  Mrs. Petty-Horton also obtained an LL.M. degree specializing in corporate and commercial law from University College London, England. She was admitted to both the English Bar of England and Wales and The Bahamas Bar in 2002.

Mrs. Petty-Horton joined the faculty of the Eugene Dupuch Law School in 2015 as the Course Director for Family Law.

Gerald Sawyer

Associate Tutor – Law Office Management Accounting & Technology (Accounting)

  gsawyer@edls.edu.bs

Gerald Sawyer, an Associate Tutor for Law Office Management Accounting & Technology at the Eugene Dupuch Law School studied at the London School of Accountancy in England.  He qualified for professional certification with The Association of Certified and Corporate Accounts (ACCA) in 1979. He is also a graduate of The Kellogg School of Management Advanced Executive Program. In subsequent years he became a Fellow of The Association of Certified and Corporate Accounts (FCCA) and is past President of The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Currently, Mr. Sawyer is a Partner of the accounting firm, G. A. Sawyer & Company. He is involved in community and church affairs, having served as Treasurer of St. Agnes Anglican Parish Church and Chairman of the Diocese’s Outreach Ministry. As a trained Counsellor, he worked in the youth ministry of the Anglican Diocese for many years. He has served as Treasurer and President of The Bahamas Red Cross Society and was an Executive of the Caribbean Cooperative of the Red Cross. He is an active member of The District Grand Lodge of The Bahamas Scottish Constitution; the District Grand Lodge of The Bahamas and Turks English Constitution in Freemasonry; and The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

Pauline Seymour pseymour@edls.edu.bs

Course Director – Law of Evidence (Forensic Medicine)
Associate Tutor – Law Office Management Accounting & Technology (Office Management)

  pseymour@edls.edu.bs

Pauline Seymour is an Associate Tutor for Law Office Management Accounting and Technology at the Eugene Dupuch Law School. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree with honours from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and a Legal Education Certificate from the Eugene Dupuch Law School. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College London. Ms. Seymour is a certified compliance professional and holds a Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and a Diploma in Compliance, both from the International Compliance Association. She is also trained in utilities regulation.

Seymour was admitted to The Bahamas Bar in 2001. Her private legal practice and other professional work have been in the financial services, electronic communications and energy sectors. Her areas of expertise are Trusts and Estate Planning, Governance, Regulatory Compliance and Competition and Trade. She currently works in the financial services sector and is the principal at Bailey & Cortes, a consultancy firm. She is a former executive of The Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers.

Dr. H. Patrick Wells

Course Director – Law & Legal Systems of The Bahamas
Associate Tutor – Constitutional Law

  pwells@edls.edu.bs

Dr. H. Patrick Wells has been an Attorney-at-Law for over twenty years, and has practiced in both Jamaica and Canada.

Professionally, Dr. Wells has served as a Crown Counsel, Magistrate, Public Defender, and as Senior Tutor of the Eugene Dupuch Law School, between 2012 and 2020.

While at EDLS, in addition to being the Senior Tutor, Dr. Wells was Course Director in Legal Drafting and Interpretation and Trial Advocacy II. Further, in previous years, Dr. Wells supervised the Human Rights Specialist Clinic in the Legal Aid Clinic, and served as a mooting coach at various points, for the Price Media (Human Rights) Moot, the Frankfurt International Investment Arbitration Moot, the Margaret Fort Inter-Schools’ Trial Advocacy Competition, and the Caribbean Court of Justice International Law Moot.

Dr. Wells holds the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (International Human Rights Law); Master of Laws (LL.M.)(International Economic Law); Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.); Master of Science (M.Sc.)(Political Science); Master of Science (M.Sc.) (Sociology); and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). Dr. Wells has studied at the University of the West Indies (Jamaica and Barbados), the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), and Queen’s University (Canada).

Currently, Dr. Wells serves as Course Director in Law and Legal Systems of the Caribbean.

Samantha Williams

Course Director – Law Office Management Accounting & Technology (Office Management)

  swilliams@edls.edu.bs

Samantha Williams received a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of the West Indies, a Legal Education Certificate from the Eugene Dupuch Law School and was admitted to The Bahamas Bar in 2003.  She serves as a Co-Course Director for Law Office Management & Technology.

Ms. Williams is a Partner in Graham Thompson’s Property and Development, Practice Group. Her Practice Areas include Banking & Finance, Corporate, Commercial & Securities, Immigration & Naturalization, Private Clients, Trusts & Estates, and Property & Development. She is a member of The Bahamas Bar Association.

Dr. Peter Maynard

Course Director – Constitutional Law
Associate Tutor – Law & Legal Systems of The Bahamas

  pmaynard@edls.edu.bs

Dr. Peter Maynard is the Managing Partner of Peter D. Maynard, Counsel & Attorneys and has practiced law for over 33 years. He is the Course Director of Constitutional Law & Legal Systems of The Caribbean at the Eugene Dupuch Law School.  Dr. Maynard holds a B.A. (Hons) from McGill University, an LL.M. from Cambridge University, Jesus College an M.A., and a Ph.D. with Distinction in International Law from John Hopkins University. Dr. Maynard is called to the Bars of The Bahamas, England and Wales, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Antigua-Barbuda and pro hac vice Turks and Caicos Islands.

Dr. Maynard is a former international economist at the United Nations and Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution Washington D.C. He has also served as a law lecturer at the University of the West Indies at the Cave Hill Campus and at the College of The Bahamas.  He is a past President of The Bahamas Bar Association and the Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Association. Dr. Maynard is a Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board the current chair of the Public and Professional Interest Division of the International Bar Association and the National President for the World Jurist Association.

Christina Galanos

Associate Tutor – Law of Evidence and Trial Advocacy II

  cgalanos@edls.edu.bs

Christina Galanos is the sole practitioner of CG Chambers. Her practice areas include Criminal & Civil Litigation, Divorce, Personal Injury, Probate & Real Property and Estate. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from The University of The West Indies in 2007.

She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario which she attained in 2004. Ms. Galanos is a 2009 graduate of the Eugene Dupuch Law School and was admitted to The Bahamas Bar in October of 2009.

Ms. Galanos joins Eugene Dupuch Law School family as an Associate Tutor in Trial Advocacy II and Law of Evidence.

Cheryl Whyms

Associate Tutor – Civil Practice & Procedure I and Family Law

  cwhyms@edls.edu.bs

Cheryl Whyms attained her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Buckingham, England (1997). She completed a Bar Vocational Course at BPP Law School, England (1998). Ms. Whyms has more than 21 years of specialized experience in litigious matters.

Ms. Whyms is the Principal of the firm Cheryl Whyms & Co. and specializes in Personal Injury Litigation. She has extensive experience in Civil Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Divorce and Matrimonial Law, Family Law, Asset Recovery, Conveyancing and Property Law, Contentious Probate, Employment, Shareholder Disputes, and Company Law.

Ms. Whyms joins Eugene Dupuch Law School as an Associate Tutor in Civil Practice & Procedure I and Family Law.

Damara Dillett

Associate Tutor – Probate Practice & Procedure

  ddillett@edls.edu.bs

Damara Dillett joins the Eugene Dupuch Law School as an Associate Tutor in Probate Practice & Procedure. Ms. Dillett holds an Associate of Arts, Law and Criminal Justice from the College of The Bahamas (2001) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)(Hons) degree from the University of Buckingham, England (2003). She received her Legal Education Certificate from the Eugene Dupuch Law School in 2006 and was called to The Bahamas Bar the same year.

Ms. Dillet worked as an Associate Counsel at Hanna Johnson & Co. from 2008-2012. She joined the faculty of the Eugene Dupuch Law School as Tutor, Law Office Management, Accounting and Technology from 2012-2014.

Ms. Dillet currently works as a Legal Consultant in the Office of the Prime Minister and is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Business and Commerce. She is also a member of The Bahamas Bar Association and the International Bar Association.