A Re-ordering: to teach EU law or not?

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Koo, J. and James, C. (2024). A Re-ordering: to teach EU law or not? The Law Teacher.
AuthorsKoo, J. and James, C.
Abstract

This article considers the place of EU law in the law curriculum. It explores and critically assesses the pre- and post- Brexit arguments which have been made for EU law as a distinct module on the law degree. A number of commentators have made the case for the desirability of keeping EU law as a core subject. This paper takes account of the 2023 Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act and the changes to the professional requirements for qualification. Three key arguments are made. The first is that Brexit is dis-ordering in an unquantifiable way the legal systems of the UK and introducing new uncertainties. The second is that at the same time there is a disordering of legal education with consequential changes to the rules for qualification to practise. The third argument, which is premised on the first two, is that providers of law degrees must recognise the implications of these processes and other processes of change (which are identified in this article) and re-appraise the purpose of EU law in the curriculum.

KeywordsBrexit, law curriculum, EU law module
Year2024
JournalThe Law Teacher
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1943-0353
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Accepted22 Feb 2024
Deposited29 Feb 2024
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