Justice Rubie Nottage (Retired) Rejoins UB Department of Laws
30th May, 2018
University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the re-appointment of Justice Rubie Nottage (Ret.) as a full-time member of the Department of Laws, Social Sciences.
A former senior administrator at UB, Justice Nottage (Ret.) will work collaboratively as a full-time faculty to assist in the development of certificate, undergraduate and graduate programmes, including those intended to strengthen programmatic capacity in Wealth Management, Maritime Law and Arbitration.
Key tasks to be undertaken include the examination of the viability of establishing The Bahamas as an Offshore Arbitration Centre; the design, coordination and implementation of recruitment programmes; and the establishment of relationships with offshore institutions to promote student and faculty exchanges and study abroad experiences. She will also design and oversee mentoring programmes for faculty in the Department of Laws.
For the past four years, UB has been independently offering the LLB programme, having ended a 14-year “franchise arrangement” with the University of The West Indies (UWI). With the recent formalization of the Legal Education Collaboration Agreement with UWI, UB LLB graduates will be granted automatic entry into the Eugene Dupuch Law School (EDLS), without examination. This was a pivotal step in the continued tertiary education of law students. Justice Nottage will oversee the implementation of the collaboration agreement.
Although, the recruitment of students to UB’s Bachelor of Laws programme has continued steadily, academic offerings must be expanded for further growth. Mrs. Nottage’s accomplishments and experience as a seasoned jurist and nation builder will be key in this new paradigm.
At UB, in addition to serving as Associate Professor, she has held the positions of Vice President and General Counsel (2004), Council Secretary (2006-2008), and Secretary-General (2006-2008).
Mrs. Nottage earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. 1965) at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where she majored in Political Science and Economics; an Honours Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) at King’s College, University of London; and a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Taxation and International Economic Law at University College, University of London. She also has an MBA from Templeton Institute in association with The College of The Bahamas and a Master of Laws (LL.M.), with distinction, from Cardiff University.
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