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Open University law academics publish, broadcast and act as consultants on a wide range of legal themes including:

  • asylum law
  • criminal law and procedure
  • criminal responsibility
  • critical legal theory
  • equity
  • ethics
  • European Union law
  • human rights
  • international law
  • law and neuroscience
  • law and religion
  • law, technology and blockchains
  • legal biography
  • legal education
  • legal history
  • legal theory
  • property law
  • sports law
  • trusts.

Read about some of our research highlights.

The Law School has established a number of research clusters in which these themes are explored. We attract active research staff of the highest calibre, encourage mentoring and development of colleagues’ research capabilities, and offer exciting research opportunities for full-time and part-time students who join our vibrant and growing Research Degrees Programme.

We are also engaged in several informal learning activities to increase public understanding of law related issues and access to legal knowledge.

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