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Digital technology supports social justice and improved employability

Our Open Justice Centre is utilising digital technology with a new ‘virtual’ law clinic offering supervised free online advice to members of the public, as well as a virtual reality app to aid the presentation skills of our students.

19th January 2018

Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2018

The Tom Bingham Essay Prize is a joint initiative of The Open University Law School and the Open University Law Society. It commemorates the Rt Hon the Lord Bingham of Cornhill (1933-2010), a British barrister and judge. The Prize celebrates Tom Bingham's commitment to the rule of law, and the potential of Open University law students to contribute to it.

16th February 2018
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Should Pro Bono Legal Services Be Mandatory?

Francine Ryan, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, focuses on the importance of Pro Bono advice to support members of the public who cannot afford to pay legal fees, and how to engage more law students into delivering this advice.

7th February 2018
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The Key Differences Between Legal Study and Legal Practice

Emma Jones, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, shares her thoughts on the key differences between studying the law, to applying it in an actual legal role.

23rd January 2018
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How Do You Choose The Perfect Law Firm To Work At?

Francine Ryan, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, highlights the struggles of finding the right law firm when joining the legal profession.

19th December 2017
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What Do I Need To Become A Lawyer?

Emma Jones, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, delves into the kinds of soft skills inherently required to success as a lawyer.

1st December 2017

Why a blockchain startup called Govcoin wants to ‘disrupt’ the UK’s welfare state

Govcoin aims to virtually mimic the jam-jar method which, according to the Money Advice Service, is a good way to manage your savings.

28th November 2017
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The Open University unveils free courses on Law in Scotland

The courses – The Scottish Parliament and law-making, Scottish courts and the law, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, and Law and change: Scottish legal heroes – come twenty years on from the historic vote for devolution and are intended to aid public understanding of the law and legal institutions.

15th November 2017
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How Do I Celebrate National Pro Bono Week?

Francine Ryan, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, talks to Lawyer Monthly about Pro Bono work, getting involved, and the values behind Pro Bono legal work.

9th November 2017

OU Law student awarded the Lincoln's Inn prestigious Neuberger Prize

Josephine Moore, one of our highest achieving OU Law students, has been awarded the Lincoln's Inn prestigious Neuberger Prize.

6th November 2017

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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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