Mrs. Alexis Downes-Amsterdam

  • Lecturer I

  • Department of Law

About The Lecturer I

Level of Academic Qualification:

Masters of Laws Degree (LL.M) (Merit) - International Trade and Disputes Resolution - University of London (Focus: World Trade Law, International Investment Law and the Law and Policy of International Courts and Tribunals)
Masters of Laws Degree (LL.M) (Merit) - Commercial and Corporate Law - University of London (Main focus: Competition Law and Company Law)
Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) (Distinction) - Public International Law - University of London (Focus: Treaty Law and Practice; International Trade Agreements)
Post Graduate Diploma (PG Dip) (Merit) in European Union Law - University of London
Post Graduate Certificate (PG Cert) (Distinction) in International Maritime Law - University of London
Post Graduate Certificate (PG Cert) (Merit) in Intellectual Property Law - University of London
Legal Education Certificate (LEC) (1993), Council of Legal Education, Hugh Wooding Law School, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL. B) (Hons) Upper Class, (1991) University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados


Current Teaching:

  • LA 11A: Criminal Law 1, LA 11B: Criminal Law II
  • LAW 3106: Family Law I, LAW 3202: Family Law II


Other courses taught over the years:

  • LA 12B: Law of Contract I
  • LA 13A: Law of Tort 1


Training professional development programs or short courses:

Legislative Drafting – Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (Ottawa)

Legal Aspects of E-Commerce for the Caribbean – UNCTAD Advanced Training of Trainers Programme in Competition Law

Advanced Training of Negotiation of ABS Clauses – Genetic Resources.

Basics of Teaching Online.

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) (In good standing)


Years of Teaching Experience: Part-time Dept of Law 1994 to date

Contact Us

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus
    Greater Georgetown
  • +592 222-4927
    +592 222-3575