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Confused by Brexit?

Following the UK referendum vote to leave the European Union on 23rd June 2016, the relationship between the European Union and the UK is uncertain.

Here at Oxford University Press we think it’s a fascinating time to be studying EU law, as history is made before our eyes. So, in addition to your textbooks, we want to support you as the events unfold; to help you engage with the legal and political issues at play, and consider the potential outcomes, so that you feel informed and can form your own opinions.

To do this we’ve enlisted the help of our authors to provide updates from a variety of different perspectives, as well as links to other useful resources such as blog posts and OUP’s Brexit Debate Map. We’ll keep updating this site so please keep checking back for new content!

  • Resources

    • Back to Uni? - Brexit: what you need to know

      Professor Tamara Hervey at the University of Sheffield, and a selection of her students, have created a resource which provides you with a summary of what you need to know about Brexit and your study of EU law. Emboldened words and phrases are defined in the glossary at the end of the resource.

    • Why is it important to study EU Law, post the referendum

      Video: Professor Paul Craig discusses why it is important to study EU Law following the Brexit referendum result

    • EU Law Analysis

      Expert insight into EU law developments from Brexit expert Steve Peers, and a variety of specialist contributors.

    • Brexit debate map

      Collecting together legal analysis of the consequences of Brexit, our debate map includes blog posts, papers from the UK government, legal advice issued by leading lawyers, journal articles, and book chapters.

    • The future relationship between the UK and the EU, and vice versa

      Analysis from EU Law experts on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, key information on the negotiation process, and a look to the future on what the new relationship means to the UK and all member states.

    • Blogs, videos, and websites which are tracking the Brexit process

      Here you will find links to websites which include insightful and reliable coverage on Brexit. Pages include the Brexit blog run by Brick Court Chambers, and the University of Liverpool YouTube page which contains analysis from Professor Michael Dougan and other prominent legal figures in the Brexit debate.

    • The referendum and Article 50 TEU

      Coverage and varied perspectives on the events leading up to the referendum to leave the European Union, the referendum itself, and the triggering of Article 50.

    • Other EU resources

      Additional resources include a table of equivalences and relevant video clips from the European Commission