TESCA Mathurin who hails from Goodlands Orchard, Castries was awarded the prize for the Most Outstanding Year 2 Student at the ceremony of graduates of the Hugh Wooding Law School, St. Agustine, Trinidad held last October.
At the ceremony Ms.Mathurin was also the recipient of four other prestigious academic awards. They include: The Book Specialists Prize for the first outstanding year 2 student, The H. Aubrey Fraser Memorial Prize for the Best Performance in Ethics, Rights and Obligations of the Legal Profession, The National Insurance Property Development Company (NIPDEC) Prize for the Best Performance in Ethics, Rights and Obligations of the Legal Profession, and The Pelham Sloan-Seale Memorial Prize for the best performance in Conveyancing and Registration of Title.
Ms.Mathurin said: “ It’s not about being bright as some have said but it’s about how you prioritize, what you chose to entwine your time and energy into and the goals or decisions you commit to.”
October proved a milestone month for Ms.Mathurin as she was also called to the Bar of The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Saint Lucia that month; with Leslie Mondesir, Attorney-at-Law presenting her petition before Justice Francis Belle.
Her success, she notes was indispensible to high levels of dedication, time management, endless hours burning the proverbial midnight oil and most importantly having a strong support system with God as the centerpiece. Her support system included her parents, Oliver and AndrinaMathurin, siblings including brother Sheldon Mathurin, aunt Bertha Jordan and the wider family, mentor during her undergraduate years – Dr. Didacus Jules, members of the legal fraternity Mr. Vern Gill, Mr. Leslie Mondesir and former lecturers Mr. Agustus Small and Dr. Robert Lewis all of whom in continued support where present to witness her admission to the Bar.
Ms.Mathurin graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2012 with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) and prior to that from Monroe College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (summa cum laude). Her professional background includes an Administrative Coordinator with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and training alongside the Intellectual Property Department of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ms.Mathurin’s legal career is now rooted in the Chambers of Deterville, Thomas & Co, the brainchild of the late Mr. HilfordDeterville, Q.C and Ms. Diana Thomas.
She said: “I look forward to a diverse legal career, in the areas of Conveyancing, Intellectual Property, Commercial and Finance Law, Litigation, Legal Reform inter alia”