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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
The Open University launches scholarship fund to support carers

The Open University launches scholarship fund to support carers

The Open University has this week launched The Carers Scholarships Fund, which will provide 50 UK-based carers with a full fee-waiver scholarship of up to £18,000 to study an OU course of their choice. To ensure young adult carers are encouraged to apply, 15 places have been reserved for those between the ages of 18-28.

12th June 2019
OU Law students and prison staff outside HMP Altcourse

OU Law students collaborate with prison learners

OU Law students from around the UK have collaborated with prison learners to record a series of radio programmes for broadcast on prison radio, as part of a pioneering project by the University’s Open Justice Centre.

28th May 2019

Violence Against Women in Politics (#VAWP) – The Antithesis of (Online) Equality

Increasingly, online participation is being threatened through manifestations of online violence, especially online violence against women. This directly undermines the scope of the Internet, which should be a foundation for challenging the everyday normalisation of abuse and inequality but is increasingly becoming a tool for reinforcing inequality and silencing women online. 

13th May 2019
Attorney General Student Awards 2019

Law Clinic wins at Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards

The Open Justice Centre’s Law Clinic, which offers free online legal advice led by the OU students supervised by qualified solicitors, won the Best Legal Tech Contribution in the Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards.

7th May 2019

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The Futures of Legal Education and Practice Annual Conference 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:30

Michael Young Building, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

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