Welcome to the Open University Law Society

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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

Exclusive OULS member discount on QED Law Revision Seminars AND your chance to WIN!

20th April, 2017

The end of year exams are approaching and hopefully your revision is well under way. To help you make the most of your revision time QED Law Revision seminars are offering OULS members an exclusive discount on their annual law revision seminars. There are a choice of dates in April to attend the seminars, and you need only attend one […]


The Open University interviews Hashi Mohammed on Social Mobility in law – We need YOUR questions!

20th April, 2017

Social mobility in the legal sector is a subject that concerns many Open University students as they pursue their law degree. Whilst it is known that the majority of top judges and QC’s continue to come from privately educated backgrounds, we are told with hard work and persistence anyone can make it to the top. But is this true? Despite […]


Notice of OULS Constitutional Amendment

05th April, 2017

In response to detailed analysis of the OULS Constitution, the incoming and outgoing committee voted to make a minor amendment to the OULS Constitution at the AGM on 31st March 2017, in order to allow the committee to make any required further amendments for the benefit of the society and its members in an appropriate manner. In summary the change […]


OU Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit – a rocky path to ‘sunlit uplands’ and a chance to win your place!

05th April, 2017

The OU Law School is hosting leading EU judge, Sir Nicholas Forwood QC, to speak about his career and challenges in EU competition law, take questions, and share insights on Brexit at ‘The Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit – a rocky path to ‘sunlit uplands’’. ‘As the government triggers Article 50, what does this mean for you? What will be […]


ICLR Open University Mooting Competition 2017 – Grand Final

05th April, 2017

On Monday 6th March 2017, the Grand Final of the ICLR and UK Supreme Court Yearbook sponsored OU Mooting Competition, organised by Mark Baldwin, took place within the grandeur of the UK Supreme Court. On Wednesday 8th March 2017 billions of women celebrated International Women’s Day, calling for a more inclusive, ‘gender equal world’. With four female finalists, a female […]


2017/2018 OULS Election: THE RESULTS ARE IN!

04th April, 2017

A very big thank you for everyone who submitted nominations for this year’s OULS committee, and to all our candidates. The quality of candidates this year was very high, and it can be safely said that everyone was worthy of a spot! With that said, here is the OULS committee that YOU have voted for! A special congratulations and welcome […]


OU Internal Moot Final – Supreme Court

28th March, 2017

We are very proud to release this lovely piece from ICLR Law Reporter and OU Law Tutor Jessica Giles, who created the moot problem for the ICLR Open University mooting Competition 2017 Grand Final.   The OU Law Society has carved out a place for itself as the team to beat in University mooting competitions. This rolls off the tongue […]


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 […]


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