The Open University often collaborates with the BBC on television programmes, and the Law School is no exception. The recent acclaimed series The Prosecutors involved Julian Webb as its legal adviser. Similarly, Anne Wesemann was the academic consultant on Paxman in Brussels: Who really rules us? and the forthcoming series The Detectives will involve Hugh McFaul advising on legal issues raised by the programme.
Rhonson Salim is currently collaborating with BIICL on a number of projects which link to his research interests in private international law, commercial restitution and arbitration.
Paul Catley and Dr. Lisa Claydon have been involved in the EANL since its foundation, working with colleagues from a range of disciplines to identify how legal systems across Europe can best respond to advances in the brain sciences. Alumni of the Open University are welcome to attend the EANL’s annual international postgraduate residential school, which brings students from the sciences, philosophy and law together in the beautiful Italian city of Pavia to learn from one another’s disciplines and gain insights into the intersections between law, neuroscience and robotics.
The Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education is the official journal of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA), published once a year in collaboration with The Open University School of Law. It is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to foster and promote high standards of legal education in the Commonwealth. It provides a platform for academics and others involved in law and legal education throughout the Commonwealth to publish their work and share scholarship, innovation and best practice.
The Open University Law Society is the official student law society. The Law School works closely with them to support their very successful involvement in mooting competitions, and in jointly running a student essay competition. The prize is awarded at the Law School’s Annual Lecture. In 2016, the winner was Thomas Mahon and the prize was awarded by Shami Chakrabarti, who was one of the competition judges and also gave the 2016 Annual Lecture.