UTech, Jamaica Faculty of Law Marks Milestone with Inaugural Publication of Law Review Journal

Mr. William Potopsingh (centre), Editor-in-Chief, UTech, Jamaica Law Review journal and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law presents a copy of the inaugural Law Review journal published by the Faculty, to Professor Colin Gyles, Acting President on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the University’s Papine Campus. Sharing the milestone occasion is Mrs. Marcia Robinson, Attorney-at-Law and Lecturer, Faculty of Law.

An historical milestone has been marked with the publication of the inaugural volume of the University of Technology, Jamaica Law Review by the Faculty of Law.  The 2021 Volume 1 issue of the Law Review was officially presented by Attorney-At-Law, Mr William Potopsingh, Editor-in-Chief and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law to Professor Colin Gyles, Acting President on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the University’s Papine Campus.

The journal contains instructive and insightful materials on various branches of the law and is authored by faculty members of the University’s Faculty of Law.

In welcoming the scholarly journal, Professor Gyles, who penned the Foreword for the publication, noted that “this is a major development for the University, because we now have a scholarly law journal that will continue for years to come and will be a source of reference not only for students and practitioners, but also professionals in the field.”  The Acting President further noted that there is a lot of value in discipline-specific publications and affirmed that “I believe this is setting the stage for other discipline specific journals like this at the University.”  He added that such publications provide an important outlet for scholarly contributions and for providing opportunities and incentives for persons to undertake research work and to publish.

He expressed high commendation to Mr. Potopsingh for conceptualizing the journal and also extended congratulations to the other members of the edition’s management team comprising faculty members, Mrs. Marcia Robinson and Ms. Tanya Golaub.  He also acknowledged leadership and guidance provided by Dean, Faculty of Law, Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa and the inputs of other members of faculty and administrative staff who contributed to bringing the Law Review journal to fruition.

Mr. Potopsingh conveyed appreciation to Professor Gyles on behalf of the journal’s management team, for his strong support of the journal from its genesis and stages of approval including at the Academic Board level.  Noting that production of the journal was undertaken without depleting the University’s coffers, Mr. Potopsingh explained that funding for the publication was made possible through external contributions and noted that the continuity of the journal will be sustained with sales of the inaugural volume.  He also specially acknowledged the support of external collaborators, including review panel members - attorneys Mr. Alton Morgan, Senior and Managing Partner of the law firm, Legis, Mr. Lenworth Burke, former lecturer, UTech, Jamaica who has practised extensively in both the private and public sectors and independent reviewer Dr. Derrick McKoy, CD, former Contractor General of Jamaica and a former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

In his Editor’s note, Mr. Potopsingh stated that “this publication is meant to celebrate the work of the Faculty and to give expression to some of what is taught.  As we share these articles with the wider legal fraternity we hope that this journal will become not only good reading to those who love the law, but also a reference and resource tool to those who practice it.”

The University of Technology, Jamaica Law Review retails for $2,500.  Persons interested in purchasing copies should contact the administrative offices at the University’s Faculty of Law.


Michelle Beckford (Mrs.)
Corporate Communications Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
Telephone: 876 970-5299 
Email: mbeckford@utech.edu.jm