London Professor Discusses ‘Brexit’ and English Law

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The United Kingdom’s scheduled exit from the European Union – nicknamed “Brexit” – has caused some uncertainty in global politics and the economy, but one certainty is that the English legal system will continue to hold international importance.

Penny Darbyshire, a professor at Kingston Law School in London and the University of Notre Dame’s London Law Centre, spoke to students last week at Notre Dame Law School about the position of English law in the world and the value of studying law in London.

“The English legal system is the mother of the world’s biggest family of legal systems,” she said, listing the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and the rest of the nations in the former British Commonwealth.