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A visit to court?

Visiting a court is like a rite of passage for a law student.

It is important to see courts and how the law you are learning in books actually works in real life!

Go and observe what happens in court and reflect on what you saw. It might just change the course of your life.

15th November 2022

Open to all ages: 19 and 89 year olds graduate from OU

With 70 years between them, Kathryn O'Donnell and David Cunningham collected their degrees as the youngest and oldest graduates at The Open University in Scotland’s recent ceremony.

3rd November 2022
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Pro bono publico: for the public good

In this blog, Francine Ryan, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Open Justice Centre discusses Pro Bono Week.

31st October 2022
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Legal Education and Legal Education in Changing and Uncertain Times

Practising barrister and Law Professor Suzanne Rab shares her experiences and aspirations for the future of legal practitioners in current uncertain and changing times.

31st October 2022

PolicyWISE gains momentum

PolicyWISE will be the UK's first academic network to lead policy research and knowledge exchange across the four nations of the UK and Ireland which takes a deliberately comparative approach to public policy-making in post-devolution, post-Brexit UK. 

28th October 2022
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Success Celebrated at Student and Alumni Awards 2022

The Open University Business and Law Schools held our annual Student and Alumni Awards on Friday 21 October 2022. Awards were presented to exceptional students from the faculty, and postgraduate business alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to society. 

28th October 2022

Studying while living abroad

The Belonging Project is an initiative of the OU Law School and the aim is for students to develop a sense of belonging.

This blog will describe the event hosted by Isabelle Hoyet, was an opportunity for students living abroad to discuss the challenges they face, to share their experiences and learn from each other. 

28th October 2022

Is the end in sight for outdated weddings law?

This is a summary of a guest lecture that Stephanie delivered to OU students on 4 October 2022 discussing her research into the law weddings and related ceremonies in England and Wales which she conducted in collaboration with Professor Rebecca Probert from the University of Exeter. 

26th October 2022

A Corrupt Government or Incompetent Judiciary: A Nigerian Case Study

A blog post by Dr Miriam Amanze discussing the Nigerian Court of Appeal decision to discharge charges brought against Mr Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian Government.

20th October 2022

Call for papers – Diversity, dilemmas and discoveries: Legal history in the curriculum

We invite proposals for 15-minute papers on any aspect, and particularly welcome those which address the central theme of diversity, dilemmas and discoveries.

Abstracts (not exceeding 300 words) should be submitted by email to by Friday 11 November 2022. 

20th October 2022

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