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Shabnam Nasimi

“I took my refugee status as an opportunity” – Shabnam’s inspiring story

“I took my refugee status as an opportunity, not a disadvantage,” says Shabnam Nasimi, 28, who was just eight years old when her parents, fearful of the wrath of the Taliban, abandoned their belongings and made the perilous journey across Europe.

8th April 2019
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Here’s What The Future Of Virtual Law Practice Looks Like

As all professional sectors continue to engage with and implement digital strategies, efficiencies and technologies, the future of law practice is becoming more and more virtual based each year.

5th April 2019

Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2019

The Open University Law School, in conjunction with the Open University Law Society, is delighted to announce The Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2019.

13th March 2019

Open Justice expands its free legal advice to cover employment law

Free advice on employment law is available from the OU Law School’s Open Justice Centre from the start of February as its pro bono law clinic continues to expand.

23rd January 2019

BBC and OU examine Babes in the Wood killing in exclusive documentary

An exclusive documentary co-produced by the BBC and The Open University sheds light on the The Babes in the Wood case, following the re-investigation and proceedings from an early stage and sharing the experiences of the children’s families.  The Babes in the Wood: The Prosecutors will be broadcast on Monday 7th January, 9pm, BBC2.

3rd January 2019
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Law Clinic ‘highly commended’ at prestigious pro bono awards

The Open University Law School's Open Justice Centre’s Law Clinic toasted its success at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards on Monday 3 December 2018. The Law Clinic was highly commended in the ‘Best new pro bono activity’ category.

5th December 2018
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Religious vows, rituals, readings and music should be allowed in civil marriage, study shows

Couples marrying in civil ceremonies should be allowed to have religious vows, rituals, readings, and music as part of their ceremony for the first time, a major new study has concluded.

4th December 2018

The challenge of smart contracts

During this Breakfast Briefing on 29 November 2018, Dr Robert Herian, Senior Lecturer in Law at The Open University Law School, discussed the concept of 'Smart Contracts'.

29th November 2018

An Irishman abroad claims prestigious memorial essay prize

Mature student James O’Connor is the 2018 winner of the Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize.

26th November 2018
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Welsh Assembly Member backs new calls to regulate online abuse against women following research

Joint research between The Open University and Stirling University has uncovered the extent of online abuse against women. In their forthcoming book ‘Online Misogyny as a Hate Crime: A Challenge for (Legal) Regulation’ Dr Kim Barker and Dr Olga Jurasz call for greater legal recognition of the problem and how abuse online is tackled.

23rd November 2018

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