UWI's Law Society executive with St. Marie (first from left) and Luke (second from left)

UWI’s Law Society executive with St. Marie (first from left front row) and Luke (second from left front row)

“Sitting in the courts for hours, listening to trial after trial is what made me fall in love with the law,” journalist and now now aspiring criminal and human rights attorney, Christine St. Marie, said.

St. Marie, from the village of Scott’s Head, along with Jodie Luke, from Belles, are studying law at the Cave Hill campus at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados and were both elected recently to serve on the institution’s Law Society executive.

The Law Society is a welfare organization responsible for the administration of the affairs of law students at the Cave Hill campus.

Luke is the newly elected Law Society’s secretary for 2014/2015.

“Being a seasoned secretary, having worked at the Law Chambers of Dyer & Dyer for the last five years and holding an Associates Degree in Office Administration, I saw this post as the opportune time to utilize my skills and experiences to make a contribution to the Society and work with the society in the continued support it provides for students,” Luke stated.

At the poll she emerged victorious as secretary with a total of 248 out of 303 votes.

St. Marie was elected as the Publication Chairperson from a total of 233 votes.

She said given her background in journalism, she sees her new role as an excellent opportunity to share her knowledge, skills and experience.

“My aim is to provide a voice -a voice for action- that demands positive change, for students on campus,” St. Marie stated. “I would also like to provide an open forum for students who may have good writing skills or who are simply interested in writing, so that they could voice their concerns, their experiences and accomplishments here at the Cave Hill campus.”

The new executive officially took on its role during a ceremony held at the university’s Moot Court Room on Wednesday April 9.