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Why the unlawful use of personal data matters

Data, and its misuse, has become commonplace in the media headlines recently. Anne Wesemann, Lecturer in Law at The Open University Business School takes a look at one recent data privacy storm, and explains the implications on democracy of the unlawful use of personal data.

5th April 2018
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Streetlaw: What Is That All About?

Is Streetlaw something you might be interested in pursuing? Thought about it but not really sure what you’d be getting yourself into?

26th March 2018

Open Justice Centre celebrates funding for discrimination and human rights law training resource

The Open University Law School’s Open Justice Centre is being funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to develop and widen access to training in discrimination and human rights law for charities.

19th February 2018

Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2018

The Open University Law School, in conjunction with the Open University Law Society, is delighted to announce The Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2018.

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

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
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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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