Welcome to the Open University Law Society


The Open University Law Society (OULS) is the official law society for the Open University. It is an active society and open to all.

The Society is run by both past and present students of the Open University. Our website offers information about the roots of the Society and our current committee, alongside the many benefits of becoming an OULS member and how to join.

The OULS is also passionate about developing its members’ advocacy skills through mooting. Our website contains a substantial amount of information relating to mooting, including what it is, how you can get involved and the events we run.

For the latest OULS news, be sure to browse the News and Articles section of our website. Additionally, you can join us on Facebook and Twitter to ensure you receive the latest information right to your newsfeed.

The OULS Constitution and Policies are also available to view in our “Documents” section.

Membership is just £5.00 per year. You can join or renew your membership here.

If you have any questions about the OULS, please contact us.

Latest Articles

OU Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit – “A rocky path to sunlit uplands”

05th March, 2017

Many of you will be aware of, and may have entered, the Tom Bingham Essay Competition 2017. The prize-giving for this will take place at the annual law lecture hosted by the Open University Law School. However, you may not be aware that the law lecture in its-self, offers a valuable opportunity to network and put your questions to one […]

OULS Chair(s) win The Times 2TG Moot 2017!

12th February, 2017

The OULS has had some fantastic results over the past few years against other Universities. Current OULS Chair Peter Savory and Former OULS Chair Abigail Scott have both independently won competitions on behalf of the OULS, but this year they teamed up to take on hundreds of competitors in the largest competition of its kind, The Times 2TG Moot 2017 […]

The Tumbling Lassie

12th February, 2017

‘The Tumbling Lassie’ was the case of a 17th century nameless girl brought in front of the Court of Sessions in Edinburgh that inspired a group of advocates (Scottish barristers) to set up a body designed to raise awareness about the plight of victims caught up in modern day slavery and trafficking. The “tumbling lassie”, as she was known, had […]

Aspiring Solicitors meet the Open University

12th February, 2017

I recently caught up with OULS member and friend Catherine Howell who has recently been appointed as the Lead Aspiring Solicitors Student Ambassador for the Open University. She has been hard at work planning future events as well as establishing a committee. Various roles are available and can be created as she sees fit, therefore if you feel you could […]

Social Mobility, Diversity and Career Changes

02nd February, 2017

As I rushed through the shopping area of my local town center last week, I could not resist looking left and right into the windows on either side of The Galleries. There were huge advertisements in practically every window. They weren’t simply advertisements of a service or offer; the words within adverts sounded almost like a job vacancy for models […]

2017/2018 OULS Elections

01st February, 2017

All good things come to an end, however fortunately for the OULS, the upcoming elections provide OULS members with the ideal opportunity to not only meet the level of standard that the outgoing OULS committee has set, but hopefully exceed it in the coming year. All members of the OULS committee have dedicated the past year (or more) of their […]

Un-Social Media

01st February, 2017

These days everybody is on social media, aspiring law students among them. The advantages of platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for OULS students are plentiful, such as the chance to network with fellow students, keep up to date on developments in the industry and gain insight that could help you land your ideal career. However social media and […]

Another year over, and a new one just begun!

01st January, 2017

As John Lennon so eloquently stated: “another year over, and a new one just begun”. As I nurse my prolonged hangover, and realise how much winter weight I have put on, I take a look back at OULS’ 2016, look to the future, and put out a taster of what is to come in 2017…   2016 January introduced the […]

A year of surprising decisions

01st January, 2017

The following article is courtesy of OULS member and W101 student, Anna Yates.   Having taken the decision to study law, not so long before the start of W101 this October, there was firm decisiveness about it. I did not expect decisiveness as compatible with my character. So this became a revelation leaving me with a sensation of a surprise. […]


31st December, 2016

#HumanRightsDay: A report by OULS Officer for Scotland Lidia Dancu for the JUSTICE Student Network   Human Rights Day Lecture As part of Human Rights Day 2016, JUSTICE hosted a lecture by the Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC on fundamental rights and the prosecution of crime at the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh The event was chaired by the Honourable […]

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