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Another angle to COP26 - the role of the activist lawyer

As the COP26 conference is taking place in Glasgow, we are correctly focused on its aims with regard to seeking a global solution to tackling the climate emergency. Some of those attending the conference may however have the specific intention of protesting publicly to draw attention to the issue of climate change and the need for action and that action now.

16th November 2021

Highlights from week one of COP26, as told by the Open University observers

The Open University has official observer status at COP26 and is learning from the conference to inform the university’s wider sustainability mission and inspire students and staff to take action.

10th November 2021
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Operation Soteria Bluestone: Year 2 - Meet the Team

The research is split into six workstreams all looking at different aspects of the investigative process: suspect focused investigations, challenging and disrupting repeat offenders, victim engagement, learning and development and wellbeing, review of data, and performance and digital forensics. 

8th November 2021

Student and Alumni Awards are back for 2021

The Open University Law and Business Schools recently enjoyed a double celebration for the achievements of our fantastic students and alumni.

2nd November 2021
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Addressing climate change is not just an environmental issue; it is one of social justice

Gillian Mawdsley is an OU Associate Lecturer, based in Glasgow and is attending COP26 as one of the chosen representatives of The Open University

1st November 2021
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Open Justice Awards 2021

Each year, The Open University Law School celebrates the exceptional achievements of our high calibre students. Prizes were awarded by the Open Justice centre to commend their highest achieving students in 2021.

22nd October 2021
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Meet the OU Law graduate using his degree to support fellow Windrush survivors

When Anthony Brown first applied for university aged 21, he was almost deported. Decades later, after achieving a Law degree with The Open University, Anthony is using his skills to passionately fight for others affected by the Windrush scandal.

6th October 2021
What is international law?

Spotlight on international law… and learning English

The Open University worked in collaboration with BBC Learning English and now the BBC’s free-to-access Learning English website is streaming a series of short 5-10-minute videos.

6th October 2021
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What's wrong with weddings?

According to Dr Stephanie Pywell, there is quite a lot wrong with the law that governs weddings, some of which existed before Queen Victoria ascended the throne.

9th September 2021
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Domestic homicides remain stable during lockdown but still an enduring problem says new report commissioned by police

Domestic homicides remain an ‘entrenched and enduring problem’ despite figures remaining relatively stable during lockdown, a new report drawing on research by an OU academic and commissioned by police has found.

26th August 2021

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