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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.