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Welcome to the OU Law School

A leader in flexible legal education

Welcome to the OU Law School

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A leader in flexible learning for over 18 years, The Open University Law School offers world renowned and innovative legal education. More than 60,000 people have already studied with us and our undergraduate law degree is the most popular in the UK.

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Study Law with the OU

If you study with the OU, you’ll be joining the most popular undergraduate law programme in the UK.

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Explore our research

Research is at the core of our work, influencing all our activities which cover a wide range of legal themes.

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Open Justice

Providing free legal advice and guidance to people who struggle to access appropriate legal support.

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Meet our tutors

Our Law tutors (Associate Lecturers) are established university law lecturers, solicitors and barristers but, whatever their background, they all have at least one thing in common: a commitment and interest in teaching law.

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Join our Law Society

Run by current students and alumni, our Law Society provides a forum through which students can socialise at our numerous events, and access a plethora of information and help regarding their studies and future careers in law.

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Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education

The aims of the Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education are to foster and promote high standards of legal education in the Commonwealth. Learn more about its history and download the latest journal.

I studied Criminology at a conventional university but it made me realise what I really had an aptitude for, was Law. So I applied to the OU to do my LLB because I thought the flexibility of the OU would suit me.

Read more Alex Hawley, OU student

News

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If a brain can be caught lying, should we admit that evidence to court? Here’s what legal experts think

A man is charged with stealing a very distinctive blue diamond. The man claims never to have seen the diamond before. An expert is called to testify whether the brain responses exhibited by this man indicate he has seen the diamond before. The question is – should this information be used in court?

2nd August 2017
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Upcoming Events

Oct 5

Do you need guidance on your path towards a legal career?

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 15:30 to Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00

Nov 8

EDELNet Partner Universities Event: Legal Implications of Brexit

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 15:00

FernUniversität in Hagen, IZ, Rooms D 05/06, Universitätsstraße 1, 58097 Hagen, Germany

Contact: Dr. Juan J. Garcia Blesa

Nov 14

Red Lion Chambers: In My Mind - A consideration of the mental background to crime

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -

18:00 to 20:00

Grange Holborn Hotel, 50-60 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AR

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