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Too Many Law Students Not Enough Jobs: How To Stand Out

Law remains a very popular degree course, the figures demonstrate how competitive it is to secure a training contract or a pupillage. So in this very crowded market place, how do you stand out?

29th June 2018
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5 ways to handle the stress of a Law degree

It’s no secret that studying law can be very stressful. The pressure to get the “right” grades, the competition for jobs in the legal profession and the nature of law itself can all impact on students’ experience of Law school.

21st June 2018

The Technology Revolution Is Here: What Are The Jobs For Future Lawyers?

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and automation are knocking at the door, and it’s time for the legal sector to respond. Below Francine Ryan, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, discusses the future of legal work as part of our Legal Ladder features.

29th May 2018

Day 99, Year of #Mygration: D2uble Penalty: Refugees and freedom of religion or belief

Written by Jessica Giles, Law Lecturer, Director of the Project on Interdisciplinary Law and Religion Studies at The Open University.

24th May 2018
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Pupillage for trio of Law School graduates

Three Law School graduates have beaten off some stiff competition to get a pupillage, the vocational year of training required in order to become a practising barrister.

21st May 2018
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To Moot Or Not To Moot… Is Mooting Important?

Mooting is commonly offered as a part of the Law School experience. It involves debating a point of law, often in a courtroom setting, using a fictional scenario. Emma Jones, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, offers expert insight for Lawyer Monthly.

18th May 2018
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OULS Student awarded Lord Denning Scholarship

Josephine Moore, a student of The Open University Law School, has been awarded the Lord Denning Scholarship by Lincoln's Inn.

18th May 2018
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‘Rising Star’ Olga receives award from the British Academy

Dr Olga Jurasz, a Senior Lecturer in Law from the OU Law School, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA).

15th May 2018
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Do we need to regulate blockchain technology?

Blockchains have been promoted as a means of conducting peer-to-peer, decentralised networking in a variety of sectors in order to do away with the problem of the ‘middleman’, and help build the economic layer the World Wide Web never truly had.

11th May 2018
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Day 83, Year of #Mygration: Borders within the state: turning private citizens into immigration controllers throught the Immigration Acts 2014 and 2016

What do you think of when you think of border controls? Maybe you think of passport control at an airport, and stern looking immigration officials?

27th April 2018

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