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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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We are proud to be celebrating 20 years of Higher Legal Education at The Open University. This journey began in 1998 with 861 students studying the OU’s first law module. In celebrating, we want to reflect, see where we are now and where we want to be in the future.

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A leader in flexible learning for 20 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.

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News

Open Justice expands its free legal advice to cover employment law

Free advice on employment law is available from the OU Law School’s Open Justice Centre from the start of February as its pro bono law clinic continues to expand.

23rd January 2019
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Upcoming Events

Feb 19

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple: Insight Evening, Cardiff

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:30

Mar 14
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