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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2096: Brexit Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

The teaching and learning on the module will be research-enriched, considering the latest developments in the area. You will develop your ability to analyse primary materials, engaging with relevant secondary sources. This should enable you to construct balanced legal arguments and take an informed view whilst using a wide range of materials. The specific objectives of the course are:


  • To provide advanced instructions in the main aspects of cross-border trade regulation in the post-Brexit era;
  • To examine critically the legal aspects of the EU-UK trade relationships;
  • To analyse the WTO rules in relation to trade and dispute settlement of trade disputes;
  • To study the impact of Brexit on UK competition law;
  • To consider the impact of Brexit on companies’ access to legal remedies in cross-border cases.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate deep and systematic knowledge and understanding of regulatory and governance aspects in relation to the UK cross-border trade policy;
2. Undertake critical evaluation of the EU-UK trade relationships in the post-Brexit era;
3. Understand the rights and obligations arising out of the UK WTO Membership;
4. Understand the Brexit implications for disputes concerning cross-border trade and commercial transactions.
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Analyse and synthesise relevant primary and secondary sources considering important legal implications and various policy-options;
6. Identify central legal issues and problems concerning a regulatory framework;
7. Solve legal problems, identifying relevant issues and specifying the legal positions of parties to complex legal disputes.
Personal and Key Skills8. Construct a legal argument and take an informed view, whilst responding to essay-style questions and problem-style questions;
9. Coherently structure legal arguments with a view to presenting ideas and drawing conclusions, when completing specified tasks.