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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 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

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 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 would never have got to this position today without the OU and I’m truly grateful for all of support and staff who created such an exciting and collaborative learning environment.

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Recent news

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

A blog post by Gillian Mawdsley discussing the theme of "Ordinary People" which is the UK's theme to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2023.  

25th January 2023

Upcoming Events

Feb 7

Student Hub Live: Introduction to essay planning (Beginners)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00

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Feb 14

Student Hub Live: Developing your essay planning (Intermediate)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00

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Feb 21

Student Hub Live: Mastering essay planning (Advanced)

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 19:00 to 20:00

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