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Our law degree is studied by a wide range of people from all backgrounds.

Our law students are teachers, doctors, nurses, school leavers, police officers, vets, insurance officers, military personnel, company executives, human resource professionals, footballers, magistrates, journalists, probation officers, social workers, engineers and many others.

A quarter of our law students are in the 18 to 25 age group; the average age is 35 and we also have law students who are retired.

You can get a flavour of the different law students who study with us by viewing their testimonials.


Clara Collins

Clara Collins

I’ve turned my life around – now I’m helping others.

Christina Hallam

Christina Hallam

The OU ethos is about helping people to ensure they succeed. I found my OU degree a very positive experience and it gave me a huge sense of achievement.

James Champion

James Champion

I am studying for my own benefit, I want to prove that I am not thick, and that I can apply myself to education and studies.

Dave Ascough

Dave Ascough

Although I had lots of experience in a variety of different things, I didn’t have a degree. Law is a subject that always interested me and the OU’s flexibility meant I could fit my studies around the expedition work.

Isabelle Hoyet

Isabelle Hoyet

The OU helped me discover my true potential.

Tomi Ameobi

Tomi Ameobi

The OU allowed me to pursue my childhood passion of becoming a professional footballer while at the same time gaining a degree.

Joseph Uzamere

Joseph Uzamere

Thanks to the OU’s one-to-ones and disability services, I barely felt the impact of my OCD. The materials, support, qualitative teaching, virtual learning environment platform and one-to-one support system are all state of the art.

Maurice Doona

Maurice Doona

I wanted to qualify as a lawyer for many years to 'give something back'. The Open University has given me the opportunity to study the LLB combined with growing a successful business.

Robert De Souza

Robert De Souza

I am doing pro bono work where I can … applying my studying in the real world.

Robert Jolly

Robert Jolly

Armed with my Open University degree, I have a desire to help others – to help the disadvantaged and the disenfranchised in life, as I once was.

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