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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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Is pro bono work absolutely essential to progress as a lawyer?

Pro Bono work is a feat most industry climbers have to face, but as a budding lawyer, how important is it to do ‘free work’?

27th October 2017

It’s time to modernise the UK’s road rules – but adding offences for cyclists is no place to start

In fact, there is a strong argument for a wider review, which overhauls the way that the law balances the rights of all road users

27th October 2017
Banksy’s Brexit mural.

Brexit, academic freedom and where the law stands on universities being quizzed about what they teach

It started with a letter. A seemingly simple request for information, sent by the Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris to university vice-chancellors.

26th October 2017

Legal Launch Pad programme open now

The Legal Launch Pad is a structured nine-month (January to September) intensive training, networking and mentoring programme open to those studying for a legal career. 

18th October 2017

Open Days at HMRC Solicitor’s Office, London

HMRC will host two open days in December. These events are for graduates and undergraduates who want to find out more about the work of lawyers and trainees in HMRC.

18th October 2017

Recently married or planning your wedding?

Academics from the OU and the University of Exeter are collaborating in a project to explore the vows, rituals, music and readings used in civil weddings.

20th September 2017
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If a brain can be caught lying, should we admit that evidence to court? Here’s what legal experts think

A man is charged with stealing a very distinctive blue diamond. The man claims never to have seen the diamond before. An expert is called to testify whether the brain responses exhibited by this man indicate he has seen the diamond before. The question is – should this information be used in court?

2nd August 2017

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