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

Moot! Moot! Moot!

06th September, 2016

Moot! Moot! Moot! Please listen carefully; I will say this only once… If you are an aspiring mooter, this is your last chance to get involved in competitive mooting with the OU until next year. The following article – more like a FAQ page – will guide you through the various ways in which you can participate in a mooting […]

OULS Christmas Party – ‘Aspen Rocks’

05th September, 2016

  OULS Christmas Party – ‘Aspen Rocks’ Whilst the majority of you may be lapping up the last rays of sun before the new term starts, the OULS committee has been beavering away, planning this year’s OULS Christmas Party. The party has already exceeded our anticipated number of seats, but fear not, the helpful elves at Vivid Experience can accommodate […]

Mooting History Made: The OULS holds its first mooting event in Scotland

05th September, 2016

Mooting History Made: The OULS holds its first mooting event in Scotland With a heavy mixture of nerves and excitement I look over my hastily scrawled notes one last time before rising to my feet. ‘My Lords, if it pleases the court my name is Joseph Beet, senior counsel for the appellant.’ I am of course not actually senior counsel, […]

Bristol Social Meet-Up Review

05th September, 2016

Bristol Social Meet-Up Review   Social meet-ups have been notoriously difficult to organise for OULS members. After taking into account polls, demographics, word of mouth and location requests at other events, setting up social events has thus far produced low numbers of attendees. Bristol was no different and although ‘committee members’ outweighed ‘OULS members 3-1’, Bristol was perhaps one of […]

How can Mooting help me with my career?

23rd August, 2016

How can Mooting help me with my career? Being a Law student is daunting – pressure to obtain good grades, take part in extracurricular activities and to apply for training contracts 2 years in advance! The pressure can be unmanageable and you may start to wonder how to go about undertaking in the all-important extra activities that will make you […]

A tribute to tolerance and the politics of hope, not fear!

31st July, 2016

A tribute to tolerance and the politics of hope, not fear! In her speech to the Democratic National Convention, the First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, passionately declared that the act of voting in the forthcoming US presidential election was not about left or right, or even Democrat v. Republican, it was about “who will have […]

Helen Dolphin – We are all the same but different!

31st July, 2016

We are all the same, but all different Having created articles for various magazines and publications over the years, I have become akin to seeking subject matters that stand out, providing something of interest for the readers. Amidst the horde of Tweets and Facebook posts from OU law students announcing their degree results to the world last month, I came […]

Advice from Alex Horner- Recruitment Consultant at Investigo

27th July, 2016

Advice from Alex Horner- Recruitment Consultant at Investigo With training contract deadlines fast approaching and summer internships at the ready, some of you will be preparing for interviews or working on your CVs over the summer period. This week I spoke to Alex Horner who works as a recruitment consultant in the city, recruiting change and transformation professionals to many […]

The Importance of Networking

27th July, 2016

The Importance of Networking It is safe to say that I have been lucky when it comes to having contacts in the industry, which I hope to work within. Joining a Chambers at 19 to clerk gained me a wealth of experience but more importantly had me working alongside 50 members of the bar who could all help me, in […]

In Liz we Trusst?

17th July, 2016

In Liz we Trusst? Britain has a new Prime Minister, and with all new Prime Ministers comes a new cabinet of ministers.  In Teresa May’s re-shuffle a few weeks ago, we have seen Michael Gove leave the position as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor.  Many in the legal sector feared a return of Chris Grayling, whose reforms to courts and […]

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