Saint Lucian,Professor Eddie Ventose of UWI was admitted to the Guyana bar by Chief Justice Yonette Cummings on Friday, according to a report in Kaieteur News.

Ventose is professor of law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

He has more than 70 publications, including three books— Medical Patent Law: The Challenges of Medical Treatment (2011); Commonwealth Caribbean Administrative Law (2012); and Patenting Medical and Genetic Diagnostic Methods (2013).

His next book, Commonwealth Caribbean Intellectual Property Law, will be published in 2017.

Eddie Ventose holds an LL.B. (first class honours) from the University of the West Indies (99’), an LL.M. (first class honours) from the University of Cambridge (00’) and a Doctorate of Philosophy in intellectual property law from the University of Oxford (05’).

He received the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (04’) and the Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School (08’). He is also a qualified Attorney-at-Law  who was called to the Bar in Barbados, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts & Nevis.

Kaieteur News reports that in admitting him, Chief Justice Cummings reminded Professor Ventose of his duty to serve.

Professor Ventose expressed his gratitude and stated that he was eager to contribute to Guyana’s legal system, the Guyana publication reported.

In July 2012, the Barbados Nation described Ventose as the youngest person in the history of the University of the West Indies (UWI), to be promoted to a personal professorship.