Welcome to The Open University Law School

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A leader in flexible learning for 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.

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Study Law with the OU

If you study with us, 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 covering a wide range of legal themes.

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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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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

Invaluable new resource aims to unlock the mysteries of delegated legislation

Professor Stephanie Pywell, Professor of Law and Social Justice at The Open University, and Dr Tom West on behalf of the Hansard Society have joined forces to create an invaluable resource aimed at explaining one of the most significant, yet often overlooked, forms of legislation in the United Kingdom.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 12

Student Hub Live: Am I too old for this: age is just a number?

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 11:00 to 12:00

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Dec 14

Student Hub Live: SHL Christmas party!

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Dec 20

Student Hub Live: Power reading - boost your reading skills

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

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