News Room Guyana, October 9, 2018
Ashley Henry, the Law student who won the Guyana prize for the best law student at Hugh Wooding Law school, has been admitted to the bar by Chief Justice, Roxane George Wiltshire.
As she starts her career in the legal field, the 23-year-old says she will use her position to represent youths and contribute to the development of her country.
“I would like to do a little bit of human rights and definitely contribute to my country, be of service to my country and helping in the development of my country.
“I am very passionate about youth development and this is one of the areas I would like to focus on and probably use my position in the legal fraternity to have some influence in terms of youth development and mentoring young individuals,” Henry told the News Room at the High Court on Tuesday.
Ashley will be joining the prestigious Hughes Field and Stoby Law Firm of which prominent lawyer, Nigel Hughes is a co-founder.
She recently graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago where she received several awards for her outstanding performance.
“I didn’t expect to actually get so many prizes. It’s a very tremendous accomplishment and I am just excited about everything,” she expressed.
Along with being on the Principal’s Roll of Honour, she was awarded the following prizes:
1) The Book Specialists Prize (Second Outstanding Year 2 Student).
2) The Guyana Government Prize (Best Performance by a Student from Guyana)
3) Association of Law Officers of Trinidad and Tobago Prize (Outstanding Performance in Ethics, Rights and Obligations of the Legal Profession)
4) The Justice Sandra Paul Alternative Dispute Resolution Prize (The Student who Mastered the Concepts and Techniques of the ADR Process) – shared with Attorney at Law Kezia Campbell.
5) The Cameron and Shepherd Prize (Best Performance in Civil Procedure and Practice 1 and Civil Procedure and Practice 2 by a Guyanese student)
Law school was challenging, but at 23, Ashley believes she has accomplished a lot and her goals are now even higher.