Staff and invited guests of the College of Law and Criminology considered the potential impacts of Brexit on teaching and research at a round table event held on May 31st 2017.

The event, funded by the Society of Legal Scholars, was opened by Professor Elwen Evans QC.

College Senior Lecturer Victoria Jenkins discussed the issues arising for legal education, addressing the effects on recruitment, Erasmus exchanges and funding and asked whether EU law will remain an essential subject and what the impacts on teaching in other areas will be. The wider concerns arising from Brexit about the nature of the curriculum and the specific impacts related to student employability were also discussed.

Associate Professor Doctor Theodora Nikaki then debated the issues arising for legal research. Questions covered included how our research could be impacted by the loss of EU sources of funding, such as Horizon 2020 and how we will be affected by the possible changes to funding in the wake of Brexit. The opportunities and threats presented, impacts on the role of Welsh Government in future funding arrangements and the retention of research regarding EU law were also debated.

As a result of the session, a report is being agreed with participants.

For any further information, please contact Victoria Jenkins or Theodora Nikaki.

Brexit and the Law School