Brexit and the law

Posted by ap507 at Nov 09, 2016 01:02 PM |
University of Leicester public events focus on legal ramifications of Britain’s EU exit

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 9 November 2016

Fifty years of legal education in Leicester are being celebrated with public events this week showcasing aspects of Brexit and the Law.

In the wake of last week’s High Court decision to uphold parliamentary sovereignty, the University of Leicester Law School will explore the latest Brexit developments with leading speakers and a Question Time-style debate.

On Friday 11 November at 5.30pm, there is a free public lecture on the legal impact of any new EU-UK arrangement.

Sir Nicholas Green (Mr Justice Green) will deliver the annual Jan Grodecki Lecture, entitled: ‘London, Luxembourg, Strasbourg: Where Next (Albania, Switzerland, Canada, Norway…)?’ Sir Nicholas graduated from the University of Leicester in 1980 and is now a judge of the High Court of England and Wales. The lecture takes place in the Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 1.

On Saturday 12 November, leading EU experts from the Leicester Law School community will focus on Brexit and its Consequences during a Question Time-style discussion chaired by Emeritus Professor Robin White and introduced by Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester.

The panel includes: Professor Sir Alan Dashwood QC (professor at Leicester in the 1980s), the Head of the EU Commission Representation in the UK Jacqueline Minor (another former Leicester Law colleague), Professor Katja Ziegler (Director of the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation), and Ewa Zelazna (current PhD student).

The event starts at 2:30 pm in the Council Room, Fielding Johnson Building (Law School Entrance).

Professor Francois Du Bois, Head of the Leicester Law School, said:  “We welcome the opportunity to engage with leading lawyers and academics to discuss the legal implications of what is a vexed political issue. The High Court ruling this month thrust the legal profession into a media furore and therefore these events at the University are timely as we assess the legal ramifications of Brexit.”


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