Scottish legal education after Brexit

Da Lomba, S., Fletcher, M. and Zahn, R. (2019) Scottish legal education after Brexit. Law Teacher, 53(2), pp. 138-147. (doi: 10.1080/03069400.2019.1572269)

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This paper offers some reflections on the possible consequences of Brexit on 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 the other domestic jurisdictions) to resist such dampening pressures and indeed to embrace EU-legacies and other European and international influences.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fletcher, Professor Maria
Authors: Da Lomba, S., Fletcher, M., and Zahn, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Law Teacher
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1943-0353
Published Online:21 February 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Association of Law Teachers
First Published:First published in Law Teacher 53(2):138-147
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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