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REF 2021 recognises 82% of OU research impact as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

These results are a welcome acknowledgement of the impact of OU researchers’ work in transforming lives, shaping policy and tackling critical challenges across the UK's four nations and worldwide.

12th May 2022

BAFTA nominations for two BBC/OU programmes

Two BBC and Open University co-productions have earned BAFTA nominations in the current affairs and factual series categories.

5th May 2022

OU academics contribute to new BBC Ideas film: ‘Does it ever pay to represent yourself in court?’

Appearing in court without representation is becoming increasingly common. But is it a sensible strategy?

5th May 2022

No fault divorce: how the new law will reduce family conflict

The reform finally brings the divorce process into the 21st century.

12th April 2022

Governments, the law, and long-term issues for Ukrainian refugees

On average refugees around the world spend over 20 years in exile and some may not be able to eventually return at all.

12th April 2022

The war in Ukraine - message from our Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor’s statement on the invasion of Ukraine

7th April 2022

Conflict and Social Justice are topical discussions at Imagine! Festival

‘Creating Justice: Law, Art, and Activism’ was produced by the OU Law School and brought together a range of local artists who used their art in areas of activism around justice.

5th April 2022

Have you ever thought of being an Associate Lecturer?

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our team of Associate Lecturers delivering our range of law modules on the LLB degree.

22nd March 2022

Vice Chancellor’s statement on the war in Ukraine

Vice-Chancellor’s statement on the invasion of Ukraine

1st March 2022

Most employers of apprentices plan to maintain or increase the number they employ this year

A revealing survey conducted by The Open University and in partnership with The 5% Club shows that most employers, almost 9 in 10, who have employed apprentices plan to maintain or increase the number they take on in the next 12 months

8th February 2022

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Law in Motion: 50 Years of Legal Change

Law in Motion book cover

This book is a celebration of 50 Years of The Open University written by members of the Law School.

Read for free

Upcoming Events

May 24

Sanctuary at the OU Seminar Series: The Migration Blanket - Climate Solidarity - Seminar 2

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 12:30

Two online sessions 12:30 - 13:30 and 19:00 - 20:00

May 25

Student Hub Live: Returning to your studies with confidence

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:00

Online with Student Hub Live

Student Hub Live: Critical thinking and writing (Intro)

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 19:00 to 20:00

Online with Student Hub Live

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