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Welcome to the OU Law School

A leader in flexible legal education

Welcome to the OU Law School

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A leader in flexible learning for over 20 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.

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Study Law with the OU

If you study with the OU, you’ll be joining the most popular undergraduate law programme in the UK.

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Explore our research

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

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Open Justice Centre

Providing free legal advice and guidance to people who struggle to access appropriate legal support.

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Join our Law Society

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

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Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education

The aims of the Journal are to foster and promote high standards of legal education in the Commonwealth. Learn more about its history and download the latest journal.

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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.

The Open University offered me the flexibility to continue working whilst giving me the chance to swap into a new career.

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Recent news

‘Alternative’ weddings could become legally binding – report

An Open University academic’s research has helped pave the way for the possibility of ‘alternative-style’ weddings becoming legally binding.

4th August 2022

Upcoming Events

Aug 18

Education as a Catalyst for Peacebuilding in South Sudan

Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 13:30 to 18:00

St Matthew's Conference Centre, London, SW1P 2BU and Online

Aug 30

Student Hub Live: Get well prepared for your final assessment

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

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