Two legal luminaries are to be honoured Thursday, September 5, with the naming of two mock-trial courtrooms at the Norman Manley Law School (NMLS). The courtrooms are to be named in honour of late former Principal of the Norman Manley Law School, Keith Stanford Sobion and President of the Court of Appeal, Justice C. Dennis Morrison.
The initiative is part of the 45th-anniversary celebration of the law school and Legal Aid Clinic located on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Principal of the NMLS, Carol Aina, told JIS News that the tribute is in recognition of the stellar contributions of the legal luminaries to the institution and the profession across the region.
She noted that Mr Sobion was the first Caribbean-trained lawyer to become Principal of the law school.
“He was passionate about advocacy and, to some extent, developed the course which allows for the mock-trial programme,” she said.
Ms Aina said that Justice Morrison “has been very involved in the law school”.
“He was among the first graduates of the Caribbean legal education system and has excelled and proved the system a worthy one. He is also the Chairman of the Council of Legal Education,” she added.
The dedication ceremony will be held during the annual Dr Lloyd Barnett Distinguished Lecture at the Norman Manley Legal Aid Clinic on Thursday (September 5), starting at 5:00 p.m.