What is SULNE?

SULNE is the Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe.

Prompted by the outcome of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU held on Thursday, 23rd June 2016, the Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe (SULNE) has been created and held its inaugural meeting on Friday, 8th July at the University of Glasgow.

This is an initiative jointly led by the University of Edinburgh School of Law and Europa Institute, the University of Glasgow School of Law and the University of Strathclyde Law School in partnership with all the Scottish Universities.

SULNE will provide legal expertise and advice on Scotland and the UK’s future position following ‘Vote Leave’, for instance by inputting into the work of the Scottish Governments’ Standing Council on Europe, publishing expert and focussed position papers and briefings and making these freely available and producing ‘citizen focussed information’. The group will also discuss curriculum reform within the law curriculum made necessary by the decision to leave the EU.

The network is co-chaired by Professors Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh) and Noreen Burrows (University of Glasgow). The network is directed by Maria Fletcher (University of Glasgow). The network’s core membership is legal academics, postgraduate research students and alumni from Scotland’s Universities. More than 80 individuals have already joined the network representing all of the Universities in Scotland which teach or research European Union and related aspects of law.

Work is currently underway to develop this website. For expressions of interest in joining the network or partnership working please contact maria.fletcher@glasgow.ac.uk.