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Paul Catley, Dr Zoe Walkington and Dr Matthew Jones

The consequences of true-life murder investigations are examined

The stories of three murder investigations and their extraordinary consequences are being told in a new three-part OU / BBC collaboration.

8th October 2019
Susan Desfontaines with Simonetta Costa and Lornie Stokes-Pack at the Barbican Centre graduation ceremony

Cancer survivor toasts her law degree – and being five years’ clear!

The world was her oyster as recently-divorced Susan Desfontaines contemplated starting a new life with her 11-year-old daughter Pippa in the spring of 2011.

30th September 2019
Professor Dev Kodwani, President of the Republic of Seychelles, His Excellency Danny Faure, and Professor John Domingue

Quality education and lifelong learning promoted at the Pan-Commonwealth Forum

The Open University jointly hosted the ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (known as PCF9), together with the Commonwealth of Learning, at the historic Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh this week (9-12 September).

17th September 2019
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Two fully-funded PhD studentships available

If the question ‘Are we alone in the Universe?’ excites you, then two fully-funded PhD studentships within the OU’s Astrobiology Research Group may be just what you are searching for.

13th September 2019
Research at OU Law School

Research interests explored in new series of podcasts

A new podcast series, led by Research Fellow in Law Dr Marjan Ajevski, is providing a taste of the Law School’s fascinating research.

5th August 2019
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Law and Business' high-achieving students and alumni are honoured

The Open University Law and Business Schools celebrated their highest achieving students in a joint awards ceremony in Milton Keynes on Friday 12 July.

19th July 2019
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Libra, Iran and the potential end of cryptocurrencies as we know them

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, libra, is being heralded as the moment that cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the technology that supports them, become truly mainstream. More importantly, it gives legitimacy to the idea that cryptocurrencies and blockchain are here to stay. And, as I have argued in my research, must be taken seriously, not least by regulators.

3rd July 2019
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The Business and Law Festival 2019

As part of the ongoing 50th celebrations of The Open University, the Business and Law Schools are holding a series of events in July.

28th June 2019
Professor Eddie Abbott-Halpin, Paul Catley (Head of the OU Law School), Professor Chris Newman and Professor Simon Lee

Law’s involvement in research group is out of this world

On first glance, what does The Open University’s success in winning a £6.7 million grant from Research England to expand its Astrobiology Research Group have to do with the Law School or Business School?

This major three-year project starting in December 2019, led by Dr Karen Olsson-Francis, a Senior Lecturer in the STEM faculty, aims to help address fundamental questions about life beyond the Earth.

26th June 2019
Open Justice's UNODC project

Open Justice Centre’s helping to deliver UN global education project

The Law School’s Open Justice Centre has joined forces with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to help deliver its Education for Justice (E4J) initiative.

25th June 2019

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