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Each year, The Open University Law School celebrates the exceptional achievements of our high calibre students.

The awards are held to commend the highest achieving students in the Faculty of Business and Law from the past academic year, and additional prizes were awarded by the Open Justice Centre.

Meet our winners and find out about their OU stories, congratulations to all of them!


The Student Achievement Awards

Student of the Year Awards 2020 winners

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Caroline Thomson

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB) Student of the Year 2020

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Dr Carole Thornett

Master of Laws (LLM) Student of the Year 2020

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Siobhan Mossop

Master of Laws (LLM) Dissertation of the year 2020

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Harrie Austin-Jones

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB) (Graduate Entry) Student of the Year 2020


Student of the Year Awards 2019 winners

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Christina Hallam

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) LLB Student of the Year 2019

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Eleanor Bolton

Masters of Laws LLM Student of the Year 2019

Dr Anna Ezekiel

Dr Anna Ezekiel

Master of Laws Dissertation of the Year


Open Justice Awards 2021

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Danielle Rees

Outstanding Individual Contribution

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Rachel Innes

Runner up for outstanding individual contribution

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Jack Burton

Best Team Contribution to Open Justice 

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Phillipe Morales

Best Team Contribution to Open Justice 

The Open Justice activities have not only provided a diversity of work experience available to me as a student living in a remote location.  But the opportunity at a critical juncture in my legal journey to reflect on why as a mature student I was undertaking this difficult and expensive path.  Experienced and supportive tutors in an inclusive and accessible programme allowed me to realign my motivations.  The experience will always provide me with a point of reference to ensure my practice reflects my passion for greater access to social justice.

Danielle Rees
Outstanding Individual Contribution
To find out more about our Open Justice 2021 winners, please read our celebratory news article.

Open Justice Awards 2020

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Heidi Key

Outstanding Individual Contribution - Joint Winner

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Olivia Leeper

Outstanding Individual Contribution - Joint Winner

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Neil Burlinson

Runner up for outstanding individual contribution

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Jack Brown

Best Team Contribution to Open Justice 

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Daniel Doody

Best Team Contribution to Open Justice 

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Kelly Louise Martin

Best Team Contribution to Open Justice 

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Lilly May Seddon

Best Team Contribution to Open Justice 

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Elizabeth Walker

Best Team Contribution to Open Justice 

This opportunity changed my life. I had a great team and tutor that helped boost my confidence, giving me the ability to make the most of the skills I had and work on new skills. I worked with the FLC on a complex criminal case which I thoroughly enjoyed; I have also been accepted to further work with the FLC. This experience has resulted in my growth as a person and professionally. I intend to go into pro bono work in the future.

Heidi Key
Outstanding Individual Contribution

To find out more about our Open Justice 2020 winners, please read our celebratory news articles on our individual winners and our team winners.


Meet the Student and Alumni award winners from our sister school The Open University Business School.