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Open Justice

Open Justice at The Open University Law School provides free legal advice and guidance to people and groups who may struggle to access appropriate legal support through other means.

Whether you are seeking legal advice, interested in our law students providing a session for a local group, or a potential W360 student, we hope you find the Open Justice pages interesting and inspiring.

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The Law Clinic

Our online clinic is run by Open University law students and supervised by qualified solicitors. It provides free legal advice on contract, tort, employment law and consumer issues. To get advice, you can complete our online enquiry form.

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Public Legal Education

Open University law students, under the supervision of Law School academics, provide both face-to-face and online sessions with schools, prisons and community groups on specific legal topics to help people understand their rights.

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W360: Justice in Action

Open University law students can choose to take our Justice in Action (W360) module which involves undertaking a variety of Open Justice activities, as well as studying key underlying themes relating to social justice, professional identity and ethics and values.

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News and Events

Find out more about our exciting news and events that the Open Justice team and our students have been involved in.


In addition to co-ordinating various practical activities, the Open Justice team engage in academic research on the topics of clinical legal education, access to justice and pro bono work. To find out more about us, you can also meet the team.

Contact us

For further information, or if you have a question which is not covered online, please get in touch with the Open Justice team.

Open Justice Blog

Don't forget to follow the Open Justice blog.

Lawyer Monthly

Links to articles that may interest you written by members of the Open Justice team.

Articles by Francine Ryan

Articles by Emma Jones

Upcoming Events

Oct 17

Student Hub Live - Effective online communication skills

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

Oct 23

Student Hub Live - Academic writing skills

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

Oct 30

Student Hub Live - Critical thinking and writing

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Contact: Student Hub Live

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