IRA Rowe, Caribbean Lawyer : Materials, Tributes & Cases
"As one reflects upon Mr. Justice Rowe as a man and as a judge, what then are the qualities, the excellencies, and the gifts which come immediately to mind? I would put first and above all things an almost passionate sense of justice and fair play and the moral courage to go with it. He would not tolerate any abuse or excessive use of power, nor would he be afraid to oppose it . . ." "--Ramon D. Alberga, O.B.E., Q.C." When Ira Rowe died in January of 2004, he was a towering giant of Caribbean jurisprudence. Considered by many to be the most influential post-independence judicial scholar of the Caribbean, he had been a judge in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and Belize. "Ira Rowe, Caribbean Lawyer," explores the accomplishments of this great man. Edited by son David, the book contains tributes from those who knew him best and reprints of some of his legal opinions. Readers who are unfamiliar with Mr. Rowe will be inspired by these accounts of the man, his life, and his work. About the author David Rowe, Esq., is a former capital partner of Holland and Knight. A member of both the Jamaica and Florida Bar, he is a nationally recognized expert on Jamaica and a man of letters who teaches at both the University of Miami School of Law and the St. Thomas University School of Law. His first book about his father, a former president of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica, was published in 2006. Mr. Rowe has consulted with both "People Magazine" and the BBC on issues of Caribbean law. He is currently engaged in public interest litigation in Broward County, Florida.
- Paperback | 205 pages
- 154.9 x 223.5 x 15.2mm | 317.52g
- 30 Sep 2006
- United States
- black & white illustrations