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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.

If you’re considering studying with the OU Law School, I’d say to definitely do it. There’s a lot of support and guidance available to you. The OU ethos is about helping people to ensure they succeed.

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REF 2021 recognises 82% of OU research impact as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

These results are a welcome acknowledgement of the impact of OU researchers’ work in transforming lives, shaping policy and tackling critical challenges across the UK's four nations and worldwide.

12th May 2022
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Upcoming Events

May 24

Sanctuary at the OU Seminar Series: The Migration Blanket - Climate Solidarity - Seminar 2

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 12:30

Two online sessions 12:30 - 13:30 and 19:00 - 20:00

May 25

Student Hub Live: Returning to your studies with confidence

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Student Hub Live: Critical thinking and writing (Intro)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

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