Brexit is effectively taking place on 31 December 2020. In preparation, the UK and the EU concluded the withdrawal agreement – which is underpinned by international law – in 2019. 

The teaching of international law is a key component of any modern law degree. In the second year at our law school, we teach a specific unit focusing on the legal relationship between the UK and EU. It builds upon previous skills introduced in effective legal research, using sources and legal writing.

Like any international agreement, no signing party can unilaterally amend or disapply the withdrawal agreement. Surprisingly, the UK government’s proposed internal market bill overrides parts of the withdrawal agreement that re...

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