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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2096: Brexit Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will focus on the following topics:


Introduction: Theory of Legal Globalisation and Regulation


Governance Aspects of Law and Globalisation

Regulating cross-border trade – A Global perspective   


Legal Aspects of the UK/EU Trade Relationships


Brexit: Viable policy options facilitating cross-border trade and services

Abolishing/minimising fiscal barriers

Abolishing/minimising non-fiscal barriers (regulatory alignment)


WTO Law and UK


WTO Agreement: Main Principles and Provisions

Brexit: UK/EU (tariff rate quotas) and WTO

UK rights and obligations


Bilateral Free Trade Agreements with the Rest of the World


Trends in cross-border trade regulation

The legal implications of Brexit: Free Trade Agreements with the Rest of the World


Brexit and Competition Law


Setting out an effective competition law framework

Enforcing competition in cross-border cases post-Brexit


Dispute Resolution and Cross-Border Trade in the post-Brexit era


UK/EU Dispute settlement

Brexit and Companies’ Access to Legal Remedies

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities1616 x 1-hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities66 x 1-hour Seminars
Guided Independent Study46Individual research, reading and lecture/seminar preparation
Guided independent study20Formative assessment preparation
Guided independent study62Summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

House of Lords, ‘Brexit: the options for trade’ HL Paper 72 <


House of Lords, ‘Brexit: trade in goods’ HL Paper 129 <>


House of Lords, ‘Brexit: Justice for Families, Individuals and Businesses’ HL Paper 134 <>


HM Government, ‘The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union’ < >