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The Royal Court of Justice

Open University students receive top scholarship awards from prestigious Gray’s Inn

Three Open University Law students have been awarded scholarships from the highly regarded Gray’s Inn – one of the four Inns of Court which has the exclusive right to call men and women to the Bar of England and Wales.

6th May 2021

OU/BBC Ideas playlist becomes a Webby Honoree!

The OU/BBC Ideas playlist has earned the distinction of Webby Honoree in Video: Science & Education from The Webby Awards, the leading international awards honouring excellence on the Internet.

5th May 2021
Education for justice

Award success for OU’s Open Justice Centre

The Education for Justice initiative (E4J) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in which The Open University has played a pivotal role, has won the United Nations Secretary-General 2020 Innovation award.

24th March 2021
The Detectives Series 3

OU/BBC co-production The Detectives: Fighting Organised Crime returns for a new series

A new series co-produced between the BBC and The Open University offers viewers a fascinating insight into the dark and brutal world of organised crime.

23rd March 2021
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A practical guide on ‘Becoming a Barrister’

Dr Emma Jones (an Associate Lecturer and a previous OU Teaching Director for Law who is now at the University of Sheffield) and Senior Lecturer in Law Dr Neil Graffin have helped co-author a suite of free online resources with The Inner Temple.

11th March 2021

The value of small and local charities …. in a big crisis

The Business Schools Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) is part of a research team, funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, which has launched The Value of Small in a Big Crisis report. 

5th March 2021
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OUBS expert speaks to House of Lords Covid-19 Committee’s inquiry

Dr Jamie Woodcock made several recommendations when he was invited to give oral evidence at the House of Lords Covid-19 Committee inquiry. 

2nd March 2021
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Cryptocurrencies and OFC: a match made in heaven?

Places like the Seychelles, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are not only appealing as a place to spend a relaxing holiday, but they are also renowned for the financial services facilities they offer to non-residents (IMF, 2020). They, like others, are known as Offshore Financial Centres (OFC), International Financial Centres or Tax Havens.

1st March 2021
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International Women's Day

To support International Women’s Day we have put together a number of resources, including events and news articles for women’s rights.

24th February 2021
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How much fuel does it take to send crypto to the moooonn?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has been at it again. At what, exactly? He’s using his not insignificant social media presence (46.5 million followers) to endorse cryptocurrencies, notably Bitcoin and Dogecoin, helping to drive their price and value up, up, and away.

12th February 2021

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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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