Montserrat-born Attorney to Receive Honorary Degree from UTech Jamaica

Attorney-at-law Dorcas White

The University of Technology, Jamaica, will confer an honorary degree on Montserrat-born attorney Dorcas White at its graduation ceremonies scheduled for November 3 and 4 at the university’s Papine campus.

According to the Jamaica Gleaner, attorney-at-law Dorcas White will be presented with the Doctor of Laws honoris causa, along with two other honorees. White is being recognised by UTech, Jamaica, for her outstanding service to legal education and academia in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean.

White graduated from the Norman Manley Law School in 1979 and has been on staff there as tutor, senior tutor and as course director for Law of Remedies since 1982. Since 2009, she has been the senior tutor emerita at the law school, a position granted in recognition of her outstanding contribution to legal education in the Caribbean since the mid-1970s.

She has held membership on the Bar Association’s Family Law Committee. White is the resident mooting coach to most teams representing the law school in international competitions such as the World Human Rights Moot, which the law school won for four consecutive years, and White & Case’s Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, for which Norman Manley secured second place, its highest-ever position in 2017.

In 2017, the Jamaican Bar Association honoured White for her sterling contribution to the practice of law in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

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