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Digital technology supports social justice and improved employability

Our Open Justice Centre is utilising digital technology with a new ‘virtual’ law clinic offering supervised free online advice to members of the public, as well as a virtual reality app to aid the presentation skills of our students.

19th January 2018
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How Do You Choose The Perfect Law Firm To Work At?

Francine Ryan, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, highlights the struggles of finding the right law firm when joining the legal profession.

19th December 2017
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What Do I Need To Become A Lawyer?

Emma Jones, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, delves into the kinds of soft skills inherently required to success as a lawyer.

1st December 2017

Why a blockchain startup called Govcoin wants to ‘disrupt’ the UK’s welfare state

Govcoin aims to virtually mimic the jam-jar method which, according to the Money Advice Service, is a good way to manage your savings.

28th November 2017
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The Open University unveils free courses on Law in Scotland

The courses – The Scottish Parliament and law-making, Scottish courts and the law, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, and Law and change: Scottish legal heroes – come twenty years on from the historic vote for devolution and are intended to aid public understanding of the law and legal institutions.

15th November 2017
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How Do I Celebrate National Pro Bono Week?

Francine Ryan, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, talks to Lawyer Monthly about Pro Bono work, getting involved, and the values behind Pro Bono legal work.

9th November 2017

OU Law student awarded the Lincoln's Inn prestigious Neuberger Prize

Josephine Moore, one of our highest achieving OU Law students, has been awarded the Lincoln's Inn prestigious Neuberger Prize.

6th November 2017
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Is pro bono work absolutely essential to progress as a lawyer?

Pro Bono work is a feat most industry climbers have to face, but as a budding lawyer, how important is it to do ‘free work’?

27th October 2017

It’s time to modernise the UK’s road rules – but adding offences for cyclists is no place to start

In fact, there is a strong argument for a wider review, which overhauls the way that the law balances the rights of all road users

27th October 2017
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Brexit, academic freedom and where the law stands on universities being quizzed about what they teach

It started with a letter. A seemingly simple request for information, sent by the Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris to university vice-chancellors.

26th October 2017