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BBC and OU examine Babes in the Wood killing in exclusive documentary

An exclusive documentary co-produced by the BBC and The Open University sheds light on the The Babes in the Wood case, following the re-investigation and proceedings from an early stage and sharing the experiences of the children’s families.  The Babes in the Wood: The Prosecutors will be broadcast on Monday 7th January, 9pm, BBC2.

3rd January 2019
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Law Clinic ‘highly commended’ at prestigious pro bono awards

The Open University Law School's Open Justice Centre’s Law Clinic toasted its success at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards on Monday 3 December 2018. The Law Clinic was highly commended in the ‘Best new pro bono activity’ category.

5th December 2018
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Religious vows, rituals, readings and music should be allowed in civil marriage, study shows

Couples marrying in civil ceremonies should be allowed to have religious vows, rituals, readings, and music as part of their ceremony for the first time, a major new study has concluded.

4th December 2018

The challenge of smart contracts

During this Breakfast Briefing on 29 November 2018, Dr Robert Herian, Senior Lecturer in Law at The Open University Law School, discussed the concept of 'Smart Contracts'.

29th November 2018

An Irishman abroad claims prestigious memorial essay prize

Mature student James O’Connor is the 2018 winner of the Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize.

26th November 2018
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Welsh Assembly Member backs new calls to regulate online abuse against women following research

Joint research between The Open University and Stirling University has uncovered the extent of online abuse against women. In their forthcoming book ‘Online Misogyny as a Hate Crime: A Challenge for (Legal) Regulation’ Dr Kim Barker and Dr Olga Jurasz call for greater legal recognition of the problem and how abuse online is tackled.

23rd November 2018
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Open sesame! Street law pioneer from America passes on his expertise

OU Law School students came from far and wide to benefit from an intensive weekend residential masterclass in street law from one of its gurus.

16th November 2018
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The best in Europe – now for global domination!

A recent Law School graduate is the ‘best in Europe’ in the world’s leading academic awards programme that recognises innovation and excellence at undergraduate level.

9th November 2018

Level 1 Law now an option for prison learners

Starting this October, students in secure environments have the opportunity to study level 1 Law with The Open University Law School.

5th November 2018
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Law Clinic is shortlisted for prestigious pro bono awards

The Open Justice Centre’s Law Clinic, which offers free online legal advice led by OU students supervised by qualified solicitors, has been shortlisted in the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards.

31st October 2018

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