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Call for new regulations around civil weddings to avoid backlogs

An OU researcher calls for a change to regulations around civil wedding ceremonies so that more people can get married simply and inexpensively, and to avoid COVID-19 backlogs.

6th May 2020

Why misogyny and hate crime reforms need more than slick campaigns

Wolf-whistling, catcalling and groping make up just some of the intimidating behaviour that women experience every day from men. But there is an attempt underway in the UK parliament that seeks to protect women from this kind of “acceptable” misogyny.

31st March 2020

Helping teens learn how to become a barrister

Two Law academics are developing educational resources related to becoming a barrister having been awarded nearly £21,00 by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

30th March 2020
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Lift in visitors to OU’s one-stop-shop for free learning

The Open University has seen a spike in visitors to its free online learning platform OpenLearn to access its health, wellbeing and educational content in a time of huge societal need.

24th March 2020

New FitForLaw course has UK-wide launch events

A new online course produced by The Open University in collaboration with the charity LawCare, FitForLaw: Emotional Competence and Professional Resilience, has been promoted with launch events throughout the UK.

5th March 2020
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Misogynistic Harassment: Advancing Scots Criminal Law?

Law School academic Dr Olga Jurasz and Dr Kim Barker from the University of Stirling consider the recent proposal by the Scottish Government to introduce a new standalone offence of misogynistic harassment.

27th January 2020
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What it's really like working at a law firm

Suits, Law and Order and the Good Wife portray law as a glamorous, dynamic and glitzy profession, but what is it really like working for a law firm? Is the reality a little less New York City skyscraper and more about the long hours and personal sacrifice required by lawyers?

24th January 2020

Exploring the first century of women in the UK’s legal profession

Two Law School academics have created a biographical timeline of the first female judges as a free resource on digital learning platform OpenLearn.

16th January 2020

Open Impact Conference aims to increase access to higher education in Africa

The conference, which forms part of the OU’s 50th anniversary celebrations, has attracted some 150 delegates from various parts of Africa and the rest of the world, offering an opportunity to collaborate and co-create an ambitious vision for learning for the next 50 years and beyond.

12th December 2019
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Law and Business achievements feature in anniversary year annual report

The OU’s 2018-19 Annual Report celebrates some of the highlights of an outstanding 50th anniversary year. 

4th December 2019

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