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About The Open University Law School (OULS)

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The Open University Law School was established in 1998, and since then more than 60,000 students have studied law with us. Currently, 9,000 students in 45 countries are taking our courses, and we continue to lead the sector in part-time distance learning. 

Our Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB) is the most popular undergraduate law programme in the UK. We also offer a graduate entry LLB and two joint honours awards, the BA (Hons) in Criminology and Law and the BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Law.

At postgraduate level, we offer a Master of Laws (LLM) and modules that contribute to the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and the Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management.

Our Law School is based in Milton Keynes, UK. We have more than 20 central academic staff, led by Paul Catley, and there is an active student Law Society which all students are encouraged to join.

Our Vision

To make outstanding legal education accessible to all who pursue it.

Our Mission

We will encourage critical engagement with the law and reveal the transformative effects of an outstanding legal education on society and individuals. This will be achieved through our creative and varied curriculum which is informed by our diverse research interests. We will foster personal development, irrespective of goals, prior achievement or personal circumstances.

Upcoming Events

Apr 18

The Open University Law School Symposium: Belonging

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 09:30 to Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 17:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Contact: Citizenship and Governance Event Team

Sep 5

Critical Legal Conference 2018 Doctoral Workshop

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 -

12:00 to 17:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Contact: Critical Legal Conference 2018 Team

Sep 6

Critical Legal Conference 2018 - Regeneration

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 09:00 to Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 17:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Contact: Critical Legal Conference 2018 Team

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