Eusi Anderson admitted to the Bar
Twenty five-year-old Eusi Alvon Anderson was yesterday admitted to the Bar after having his petition presented by Attorney General Anil Nandlall before Chief Justice Ian Chang.
Mr. Anderson, in 2005 was Guyana’s top “A” Level Student and was awarded a Guyana Scholarship to study Law and Politics at the University of London. The Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara resident commenced his academic life at the Stella Maris Primary School and later landed himself a spot at Queen’s College. In 2002, Anderson was Guyana’s National Debating Champion at the J.O.F Haynes Debating Competition.
In 2004, he was the first winner of the Cheddi Jagan Memorial Essay Competition and in 2005, he was the top A- Level student.
The scholarship that was awarded to Anderson earned him a spot at the Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London. At the time, the undergraduate received a BA (Hons) in law and politics obtaining Upper Second Class Honours in 2008.
While at the university, Anderson was a prolific mooter and debater. That formed the foundation for his nomination by Inner Temple to trial to represent England and Wales at the World Debating Championships in 2009. Later becoming a Post- Graduate, Anderson obtained a Graduate Certificate in Public Finance at the world renowned London School of Economics and Politics, with special emphasis on Pension Funds and Public Sector Expenditure. He later received a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management from the Goldsmith International Business School obtaining the highest mark in England and Wales in the 2009 exams. In law school, Anderson received a Post Graduate Certificate in the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law London UK 2009-2010.
He was awarded top marks in advocacy in cross-examination and examination –in–Chief. Anderson was also ranked among top performers for Criminal Procedure at the Bar Exams of 2009-2010. He later graduated from MPhil Education with special emphasis on Politics, Development and Democratic Education at the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge, Anderson specialised in the education policies of Premier Jagan and Prime Minister Burnham in the colonial period and the underachievement of Afro-Caribbean males in education systems in the developed world and in the Caribbean.
AG Nandlall spoke highly of Anderson while making reference to his (Anderson’s) parents whom he said he knew personally, and praised for their hard work and dedication towards their son’s efforts. Chief Justice Chang later gave pertinent advice to Anderson before welcoming him to the Bar. He advised the young attorney to use his achievements for the good of his vocation. He also cautioned him about getting caught up in the prestige and public attention stemming from the profession. He charged Anderson to use his academic skills and apply it for guaranteed success. Anderson told media operatives present that he was thrilled to see his years of hard work and dedication pay off. He thanked Jesus for his achievements and expressed appreciation to his parents for the strength and courage that they gave him during his endeavours.