Message from the Dean, EU Referendum

The EU referendum has proved to be one of the most dramatic political events that many of us have experienced in our lifetimes. The consequences of the majority vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU will take many years to work out.

No doubt many members of our Faculty will – as individual scholars with a range of different viewpoints – be active participants in debates about the legal implications of the result. You will be able to read some of their personal contributions through our blogs and other links appearing on our home page.

From a Faculty perspective, for the time being, we will still be offering the same courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and we do not anticipate any immediate impact on students who are due to take up places to study at Oxford in October 2016. Inevitably, though, there will be uncertainty on some issues, including the UK’s future participation in the Erasmus exchange programme, and student fees and funding. We will provide more information on our website as soon as we know more ourselves.

Most importantly, the Law Faculty at Oxford is a cosmopolitan and outward-looking place with many faculty members and students from around the world, including from other EU Member States. We strive to create a welcoming environment for students and scholars of all nationalities here, united as we all are by the shared endeavour of deepening our understanding of the law, and we do not intend that that should change in the future.

Please click here for Oxford University’s official statement on the referendum

Anne Davies


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