PROFESSOR EDDY D. VENTOSE
Professor Ventose is currently the Dean, Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies. He started his career at the Cave Hill Campus as a Lecturer in Law in 2006, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and Professor of Law in 2012, at 35 years of age, making him the youngest person promoted to a personal professorship in the history of the University of the West Indies. Professor Ventose previously served as a High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court from 2018-2020.
Professor Eddy Ventose is an Attorney-at-Law and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, having trained at Slaughter and May in London. Professor Ventose has conducted consultancies and provided legal advice in the following areas: administrative law, intellectual property law, corporate and commercial law, human rights law and constitutional law.
Professor Ventose has over 70 publications in leading refereed international journals on aspects of intellectual property law, contract law, patent law, medical patent law, human rights law, constitutional law and administrative law. His first book, Medical Patent Law: The Challenges of Medical Treatment, was published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2011; the second, Commonwealth Caribbean Administrative Law, was published by Routledge in 2012; and the third, Patenting Medical and Genetic Diagnostic Methods, was published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2013. His next book, Commonwealth Caribbean Intellectual Property Law, will be published soon by Routledge. Professor Ventose was awarded the Principal’s Award for Research in 2011 and was awarded the coveted Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research in 2012.
Professor 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 D.Phil. 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’).