The Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS), formerly the Cayman Islands Law School, was founded in George Town, Grand Cayman in 1982, by the Governor of the Cayman Islands, to provide legal training for Caymanian individuals seeking to enter the legal profession. TBLS is part of the Cayman Islands Government’s Portfolio of Legal Affairs, headed by the Attorney General and all TBLS lecturers are also members of the Cayman Islands Attorney General’s Chambers.
TBLS has delivered its undergraduate Bachelor of Laws LLB (Honours) degree in conjunction with the University of Liverpool since 1987. The University of Liverpool is a leading academic institution in the UK and member of the distinguished Russell Group. Our lecturers are recognised law teachers of the University of Liverpool; our students are its students; our graduates are its graduates.
In 2002, our LLB obtained qualifying law degree (QLD) status, meaning that it is recognised by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as the academic stage of training for those wishing to enter the legal professions. At the same time, our affiliation with the University of Liverpool was formalised when the Attorney General of the Cayman Islands and the Vice-Chancellor of the University signed an Institutional Agreement, cementing the strong relationship between the institutions.