Scottish legal education and Brexit

Sylvie Da Lomba, Maria Fletcher, Rebecca Zahn

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Abstract

This paper offers some reflections on the possible consequences of Brexit for legal education in Scotland. Scotland’s small and distinctive legal system is bolstered by devolved legislative powers and characterised by a tradition of openness to external influences. Scotland’s legal system and relatedly, its legal education system, will be poorer for Brexit. That said, this paper argues that the features and traditions of the legal system and legal higher education system in Scotland make them well placed (and perhaps better placed than those in the other domestic jurisdictions) to resist such dampening pressures and indeed to embrace EU legacies and other European and international influences.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2018
EventBrexit and the Law School Workshop - Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), London, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Oct 201815 Oct 2018

Workshop

WorkshopBrexit and the Law School Workshop
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period15/10/1815/10/18

Keywords

  • Scotland
  • scots law
  • legal education
  • Brexit

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Da Lomba, S., Fletcher, M., & Zahn, R. (2018). Scottish legal education and Brexit. Paper presented at Brexit and the Law School Workshop, London, United Kingdom.