E-book ‘Studying EU Law in Scotland during and after Brexit’ launched at Strathclyde by Mike Russell MSP on 9th January 2018


From left to right: the book's editors Rebecca Zahn and Nicole Busby with Mike Russell MSP and SULNE Director Maria Fletcher

A book launch for ‘Studying EU Law in Scotland during and after Brexit’ was held on the evening of 9th January in the University’s Technology and Information Centre. Short presentations were given by Mike Russell MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe and the Law School’s Professor Nicole Busby, who with Dr Rebecca Zahn co-edited the book which was produced in collaboration with the Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe (SULNE). Attendees included several of the book’s contributors as well as representatives from the legal profession and academia.

Professor Busby spoke about the initial idea for the book which originated from a one-day Engage with Strathclyde event in May 2017 at which academics, students, practitioners and representatives from the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates met to discuss how best to teach EU law in Scotland during the Brexit negotiations and following the UK’s departure from the EU. The purpose of the book is to help students make sense of EU law as the Brexit negotiations unfold.

In his address, the Minister spoke of the need to distinguish law and politics in the Brexit process, stressing the importance of maintaining and developing legal expertise in all areas of EU law despite the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations and the political process. He also acknowledged SULNE’s valuable contributions to ongoing debates concerning Brexit in Scotland.      

‘Studying EU Law in Scotland during and after Brexit’ is an E-book which will be regularly updated as Brexit unfolds. The book contains 19 substantive chapters written by a range of experts on different aspects of EU law including contributions from the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates as well as Strathclyde Law School colleagues Professor Aileen McHarg, Dr Lorna Gillies, Professor Paul James Cardwell, Professor Nicole Busby and Dr Rebecca Zahn and PhD researchers Miranda Geelhoed and Mara Ntona.

It is an open access resource and the first edition is free to download  from the SULNE website:  https://sulne.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/studying-eu-law-during-and-after-brexit-1st-edition.pdf