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5 Simple Mistakes Law Students Make

Studying law isn’t just about the assignments and grades, but let’s face it, they are an important part of the law degree. Most law students are keen to get the best grades to demonstrate their abilities and help in their future career.

15th April 2019
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The importance of networking in the legal industry

Whether you’re a student just getting to grips with the legal sector, or you’re an experienced lawyer with plenty of links already, networking day in day out is vital to your career’s success in the legal industry.

11th April 2019
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“I took my refugee status as an opportunity” – Shabnam’s inspiring story

“I took my refugee status as an opportunity, not a disadvantage,” says Shabnam Nasimi, 28, who was just eight years old when her parents, fearful of the wrath of the Taliban, abandoned their belongings and made the perilous journey across Europe.

8th April 2019
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Here’s What The Future Of Virtual Law Practice Looks Like

As all professional sectors continue to engage with and implement digital strategies, efficiencies and technologies, the future of law practice is becoming more and more virtual based each year.

5th April 2019

Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2019

The Open University Law School, in conjunction with the Open University Law Society, is delighted to announce The Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2019.

13th March 2019

Open Justice expands its free legal advice to cover employment law

Free advice on employment law is available from the OU Law School’s Open Justice Centre from the start of February as its pro bono law clinic continues to expand.

23rd January 2019

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

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