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EU Law Reading Group Launches in Law School

Published: 10 November 2017

The EU Law Reading Group successfully launched its first meeting Wednesday 25th of October. The Group was set up to develop a community of EU law scholars amongst staff and students to share ideas and opinions about various aspects of EU Law and how it affects individuals.

Dr Schmidt said: ‘the reading group offers an excellent opportunity for staff and students to come together and discuss legal issues that there isn’t always time to address in the allocated teaching hours. It is lovely that our community of staff and students are now able to engage with each other on a topic that we are all have an interest.’

The title for the first discussion was ‘How to Leave the EU’. The Group had a lively one-hour debate about Brexit, the legality of exiting, the June referendum and the consequences of the slow negotiations for both the UK’s economy and the EU. Whilst the group didn’t reach a common consensus, the debate demonstrated that we are all ready for the next step of the Brexit journey and what will happen when we reach that. This is reflected in the choice of topic for the next EU Law reading group meeting: ‘Life after Brexit’.

This next EU Law reading group meeting will take place on the 29th of November 2017, 2.30-3.30 in room 4/4003. There is no need to sign up in advance, all Law students and staff are welcome.

There is some suggested reading material – available on the Law Students Information Resource (LAWS-SIR) Blackboard site, if you are interested in reading some material prior to the meeting.

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