The Open Justice Centre is pleased to present our first annual e-festival of public legal education. During this week, running 7 - 11 May 2018, we will be presenting legal education activities which have been written and presented by students of W360 Justice in Action.
In this public legal education activity, Open Justice Centre Firm 26 will be looking at some of the myths which perpetuate in our understanding of ‘common law marriage’. These activities will educate you on some of the legal issues which arise because married partners and non-married partners are treated differently by the law.
This presentation introduces the issue of the common law marriage myth: Dispelling the Common Law Marriage Myth
Part 1 – Registering a baby’s birth and parental responsibility
Part 2 – Living together as a married couple and claiming benefits
This useful factsheet accompanies the video below: Myths of Common Law Marriage - Benefits and Council Tax
Part 3 – Housing and property rights
This helpful factsheet accompanies the presentation below: Myths of Common Law Marriage - Housing and Property
The audio recording can be read together with this presentation.
Part 4 – Inheritance and pensions (presented by Lavinia Soobrayen)
This useful presentation explains the myths of common law marriage.
In this factsheet, Open Justice Centre student, Rebecca O’Rourke, considers the common law marriage myth within the Scottish legal system.
In this public legal education activity, Open Justice Centre Firm 22 will be looking at the issue of social media and the law. It will consider some of the legal issues which can arise from the use of social media, and it will explore issues such as cyber-bullying.
This factsheet accompanies the presentation, considering the ‘Factz!’ of cyberbullying.
In this blog, OJC students, Lidia Dancu, Hannah Dowling, Ayesha Khurshid and Samina Nasir discuss their experiences of collaborating and delivering public education in schools.
In this presentation, OJC student Lidia Dancu has created a table which outlines some of the different routes to qualification for legal professionals in the United Kingdom, with a focus on Scotland, England and Wales.
In this series of blog posts, Paul Dale, an Associate Lecturer at The Open University, and a number of students, reflect on their experiences of teaching public legal education in Her Majesty’s Prison Oakwood.
In this blog, OU student Rebecca Buckell discusses her time delivering public legal education in HMP Wormwood Scrubs.
In this disposition, OU Law student Ryan Gallagher reflects on his experiences working in the Personal Support Unit for two days a month.
In this last piece of Open Justice Week, Hugh McFaul, the lead of the Open Justice team, reflects on public legal education at the Open University. He discusses how our drive to provide educational opportunities to the widest possible audience makes an online legal education week event a natural fit for the Open Justice programme.
In this blog, Angbeen Mirza, a lawyer and researcher based in Lahore, Pakistan, discusses her work conducting Street Law programmes. She describes how Street Law programmes can be part of a wider social movement for change, which have particular resonance in an emergent democracy.