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Welcome to our blog, providing a platform to showcase the wide variety of research, knowledge exchange and teaching activities that contribute to the life of the OU Law School.

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Please note that views expressed in these blog posts are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the OU Law School. 

Is the end in sight for outdated weddings law?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
International Congress on Feminism, Law and Citizenship, Paris, July 2022

International Congress on Feminism, Law and Citizenship, Paris, July 2022

Keren Lloyd Bright and Caroline Derry attended the long-awaited International Congress on Feminism, Law and Citizenship in Paris, July 2022

7th October 2022

A Sense of Belonging

Carol Edwards talks about her own personal sense of belonging by taking part in annual event that is close to her heart. She goes on to discuss how a sense of community and belonging is important to the Law School students.

4th October 2022
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Did Amber Heard commit perjury during Depp v NGN?

Blog post by Nick Joyce where he discusses the very public legal battle of 'Did Amber Heard commit perjury during Depp v NGN?'

27th July 2022

Researching legal histories

Through their work, members of the legal history cluster examine law and its relationship to the larger world of social movements, economic change, politics, and government.

18th July 2022
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My Journey through the Justice System

Blog post by Raffaele Esposito on his journey through the justice system; how he has learnt that with arduous work, the right attitude and support, you can achieve anything you set your heart and mind toward.

11th July 2022
Robyn Boreham

Day Dream Believer to Law Degree Achiever

A blog post by Robyn Boreham on how after ten years working in an un-fulfilling job, paired with the sudden pandemic, ignited her motivation to attempt her goal of having a meaningful career in the Law.

4th July 2022

Roe v Wade: The Importance of an Independent Judiciary

In Roe v. Wade in 1973, the Supreme Court ruled with a 7-2 majority that a woman’s right to an abortion is protected by the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. This ruling represented a landmark moment in the movement for women’s rights throughout the 20th Century.

28th June 2022

‘Not belonging is a terrible feeling’

How can a distance-learning university encourage students to have a greater sense of belonging to an academic community?

14th June 2022