Dr. Jason Haynes is a Lecturer in Law at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He previously served as Senior Legal Officer at the British High Commission in Barbados and Lecturer in Law at UWI, Mona Campus. He is a graduate of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados (Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honours); the University of Nottingham (Master of Laws in International Economic Law, Distinction); the University of Durham (PhD International and Comparative Law); and the Norman Manley Law School (Legal Education Certificate). He is a barrister-at-law and solicitor admitted to practice in the State of St Vincent and the Grenadines, and an attorney-at-law admitted to practice in Barbados.
Dr. Haynes received the Durham University Learning and Teaching Award (DULTA) and was the recipient of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from Durham University. He received the award for outstanding contribution to teaching at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus, and was conferred a similar award when he previously taught at the UWI, Mona Campus. He is also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Authority.
He teaches, researches and practices in the fields of Sports Law, International Investment Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law and Administrative Law. He was recently appointed a Sports, Entertainment and Intellectual Property Expert/Consultant for the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), and has served as legal consultant for Caribbean governments, CARICOM, the EU, and the government of Canada. He is a former National Scholarship recipient from the State of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; a former British Chevening Scholarship recipient; and a former Commonwealth Scholarship recipient. He was also runner-up for the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship.
Dr. Haynes has published widely in a number of leading peer-reviewed journals, including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, the Journal of World Trade and Investment Law, Statute Law Review, Common Law World Review, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, and the Commonwealth Law Bulletin. He previously served as Editor of the Legal Issues Journal. His work on investment law and sports law has been widely cited, and is used as required readings at Universities in New Zealand, China, Chile, the UK, and the Caribbean. He is co-author of the book, Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law (Routledge, London, 2018), as well as co-author of the forthcoming book, Foreign Investment Law in the Caribbean (Routledge, London), and Commonwealth Caribbean Intellectual Property Law (Routledge, London). He is also author of the forthcoming book, Sports Arbitral Tribunals and their Jurisprudence (Edward Elgar Publishing, London), and, in 2019, published the ground-breaking monograph, Caribbean Anti-Trafficking Law and Practice (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2019). Dr. Haynes is a CEDR-Accredited Mediator and trained Arbitrator (Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators).