Welcome to The Open University Law School

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A leader in flexible learning for over 25 years, The Open University Law School offers world renowned and innovative legal education. More than 60,000 people have already studied with us and our undergraduate law degree is the most popular in the UK.

About the OU Law School
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Open Justice Centre

Empowering law students to deliver the University's social justice mission through public legal education opportunities.

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Scholarship and innovation

SCiLAB is our centre for pedagogical research and innovation, operating within and outside The Open University.

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Our collaboration with the BBC

Showcasing our Law School expertise with a range of OU-BBC co-produced TV programmes.

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Explore our research

Research is at the core of our work, influencing all our activities covering a wide range of legal themes.

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Join our Law Society

The Society provides a forum through which students can socialise at events, and access information and help regarding their studies and future careers in law.

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Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education

Aiming to foster and promote high standards of legal education in the Commonwealth.

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Getting started with study

If you're new to studying, haven't studied for a while, or just want to find out more about Law, start by exploring our free, online learning resources.

I wanted to see how far I could go, and I did it! I took my parents, husband and son to my graduation ceremony in Belfast recently. They are all so proud,” Rubi said, “especially as I had a lot going on at the time. In 2021, I got married, had a baby and passed my Masters – it was the best year ever!"

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Recent news

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The Open University recognised as a University of Sanctuary

The Open University news item which confirms the status of University of Sanctuary, an accreditation to highlight efforts in supporting forced migrants in accessing education, creating a spirit of inclusivity, teaching themes of migration and sanctuary, and in improving a culture of sanctuary in higher education.

20th June 2024

Upcoming Events

Jun 26

Student Hub Live: Learning from feedback

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online

Jun 27

Student Hub Live: Applying other people’s ideas with confidence

Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online

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