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The Queen and children at the Milton Keynes Campus

Her Majesty The Queen, 1926 – 2022

The Open University is saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and joins people across the world in expressing our condolences to the Royal Family.

9th September 2022

Six diverse Law students and graduates celebrate recent successes

Six recent graduates and Law students celebrate exciting successes. The deserving OU students and graduates come from a diverse range of backgrounds, demonstrating the legal profession's progress in diversity and inclusion.

1st September 2022

The Open University Law School announces a partnership with Stowe Family Law Milton Keynes

Coinciding with the opening of the Milton Keynes branch of Stowe Family Law, the law firm has agreed to sponsor The Open University Law School’s new optional family law module, which will start in February 2023.

24th August 2022

‘Alternative’ weddings could become legally binding – report

An Open University academic’s research has helped pave the way for the possibility of ‘alternative-style’ weddings becoming legally binding.

4th August 2022

New head of The Open University’s Law School named

The Open University has recently appointed Hugh McFaul as the new head of its Law School, the largest law school in Europe.

30th May 2022

OU to provide skills boost for local communities

The OU will partner with further education providers to provide high-quality, higher and technical education to more local communities across England, backed by £10 million of Government funding.

25th May 2022

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

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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

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Violence Against Women and Girls: Policing, politics and practice

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