Ms. O. A. Carol Aina was appointed Principal of the Norman Manley Law School with effect from November 1, 2012. Ms. Aina was admitted to practise in England in 1988 and to the Jamaican Bar in 1995.
Ms Aina was a partner in the law firm of Ackroyd & Aina in London She specialized in civil litigation and family law. She was a member of the Law Society Children Panel. She also acted as an advisor to the Family Rights Group on a research project on the experience of families in compulsory child care proceedings in the United Kingdom. She was a lecturer in their Child Care Law and Practice Courses in 1991 and1992 when the Children Act 1991 was implemented. In 1995, Ms Aina returned to Jamaica and joined the litigation department of the law firm of DunnCox. She remains a Consultant to the firm.
Ms.Aina was appointed as the Course Director for Civil Procedure & Practice 1 at the Norman Manley Law School in September 1997. She became an active member of both the Civil Procedure and Family Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association. She was a member of the sub-committee appointed by the Rules Committee of Jamaica to prepare the Civil Procedure Rules for Jamaica. She has chaired and presented papers on Civil Procedure to:
Regional Bar Associations of Jamaica
Titles Office of Jamaica
Fair Trading Commission of Jamaica
ENACT( Environmental Action Programme)
Legal Affairs Committee of CARICOM
Attorney Generalâ€™s Chambers.
Ms.Aina was appointed as a Consultant to the CARICOM Legislative Drafting Facility in 2004, to prepare draft rules for the Caribbean Court of Justice.
In 2005-2006 while on Sabbatical from the law school, Miss Aina was appointed as an Adjunct Professor and as the Caribbean Law Programme Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the Shepard Broad Law Centre at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Ms Aina was the Senior Tutor from September 2008 until her appointment as Principal. Ms Aina is a Certified Mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has a diploma in international arbitration.