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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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Responsible management for the challenges of modern ‘liquid’ society

Executive Dean of the Business and Law Schools, Professor Devendra Kodwani,hosted a lecture for new and returning Business and Law School students Wednesday 20 November. This new initiative took place in the Berrill Theatre and for an online audience via YouTube Live.

2nd December 2019
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Legal Eagles project receives some national exposure

The Open Justice Centre’s prison radio project at HMP Altcourse near Liverpool has been featured on BBC Radio Four’s Law in Action programme

21st November 2019

Open Justice’s alumni and students will make a connection

The Open Justice Centre has launched an exciting new initiative for its alumni to help shape the development of future legal outreach projects

21st November 2019
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Open Justice Prison Partnership shortlisted in pro bono awards

The Open Justice Centre’s project in conjunction with the St Giles Trust charity has been shortlisted in the Most Effective Pro Bono Partnership category at the annual LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards.

8th November 2019

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