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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The legal implications of the EU referendum could not be more profound. Fundamental questions arise concerning the constitution of the United Kingdom and few areas of English law will be untouched.

As the legal landscape changes the immediate challenges facing UK law schools are immense. Difficult questions arise concerning staff recruitment, fees for EU students, exchange schemes, research funding, and our curriculum. Despite these uncertainties the Cambridge Law Faculty is dedicated to maintaining its position as an international centre of excellence in teaching and research and its historic place in the European legal tradition.

The Faculty has always welcomed scholars and students from the rest of Europe and beyond and will continue to do so. Our student body is cosmopolitan, and remains open to the best young lawyers from any country. Both at the personal and institutional level our research has long been collaborative, building on valued links with colleagues and universities within the EU and around the world, a tradition we will strive to maintain.

The Faculty also has an unrivalled reputation for its world-leading teaching in EU law. In the forthcoming academic year we will continue to offer our existing undergraduate and graduate courses in EU law, at the same time engaging with the unprecedented issues which currently face us.

The Faculty of Law will also participate actively in the ongoing debate about the country’s constitutional and legal future. Our website is already a valuable source of commentary by experts from the Faculty and hosts a unique series of videos on the referendum’s implications prepared by our Centre for European Legal Studies.

In this difficult and uncertain climate the Faculty of Law remains committed to its role as a global law school, proud of its international approach and of the values and aspirations it shares with universities throughout Europe and the wider world.

Richard Fentiman
Chair of the Faculty

Please note that a statement from the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz is also available on the University website.