Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2096: Brexit Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Mihail Danov (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
In this module you will consider the legal implications of the UK decision to leave the European Union. The focus will be on how cross-border trade and market access would/should be regulated in the post-Brexit era. More specifically, you will consider the various (tariff and non-tariff) barriers which the UK businesses could face. The relevant policy-options (unilateral, bilateral, and multilateral) which may be used to promote cross-border trade will be duly examined from a UK perspective, reflecting upon possible regulatory arrangements (including any regulatory alignment measures). Since market access may be restricted by various anti-competitive business practices, the competition law aspects and Brexit implications will also be studied. Particular attention will be paid to the resolution of cross-border trade disputes (involving States) as well as to private commercial disputes with an international element.
The issues are important because UK companies (and individuals) entering into cross-border civil and commercial transactions would have to take into account a number of potentially different regulatory regimes (which will probably modify in the months to come). Since this is an area of law which is developing at present, you would have a unique opportunity to engage with a large number of recent reports/studies with a view to identifying the legal implications of the post-Brexit regulatory challenges and opportunities.
The module is set to build on the optional 15-credit EU Law module (which is a pre-requisite for taking this module). This makes the module appropriate for students studying law at undergraduate level.