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Robert Herian, Lecturer in Law

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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Immigration law – and Brexit! – are prominent themes at Belonging Symposium

The Windrush generation scandal was dominating the news agenda to aptly coincide with the OU Law School’s interdisciplinary Belonging Symposium.

24th April 2018
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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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Jun 27

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Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 20:00 to 21:00

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Nov 26

The Futures of Legal Education and Practice Annual Conference 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:30

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