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Front row seated from the left hand side: Mr. Rudranath Maharaj, Representative from Hugh Wooding Law School; Ms. Jacqueline Samuels-Brown QC, Former Chairman, Council of Legal Education; Mr. Reginald Armour, S.C. Chairman, Council of Legal Education; Sir Michael Barnett, KT, Former Chief Justice, Commonwealth of The Bahamas; Mrs. Tonya Bastian Galanis, Principal, Eugene Dupuch Law School; Ms. Carol Aina, Principal, Norman Manley Law School.

The Ceremony for the Presentation of Graduates of the Eugene Dupuch Law School was held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Melia Nassau Beach Hotel.

Twenty students from the Two Year Program received the Legal Education Certificate.  Eighteen students were from The Bahamas, one from the British Virgin Islands and one from Trinidad & Tobago.  Two 6 Month students, one from the United States of America and the other from Canada received the Legal Education Certificate. Mr.  Reginald Armour S.C., Chairman of the Council of Legal Education presented the Certificates.  To date, four hundred and seventeen students have graduated from the Law School.

The Presentation Address was delivered by former Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett, KT.   Sir Michael reminded graduates that the profession they have chosen carries with it great responsibility and imposes very high standards.  The Chief Justice spoke to core values that would serve them during their career. The full text of the address is available at the link below.

Commencement Address- Sir Michael Barnett Sept-2016

Ms. D’Andra Johnson had the honour of responding on behalf of her fellow classmates.