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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.

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

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OU celebrates Research Excellence Awards 2022

The OU Research Excellence Awards recognised the wide range of ways research undertaken at the OU makes a positive difference to the economy, the environment, and society.

23rd September 2022

Upcoming Events

Sep 28

Student Hub Live: Improve your academic writing

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Nov 2

Violence Against Women and Girls: Policing, politics and practice

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 09:30 to 16:00

IN PERSON @The Open University, Milton Keynes, and ONLINE (morning presentations only)

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