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

The Open University is proposing a drastic remodel of its operations

03rd July, 2017

The remodel comes about with the intention of it improving the future service it will provide to its students. Mr Horrocks, Vice-Chancellor, states “we want to transform the University of the Air envisaged by Harold Wilson in the 1960s to a University of the Cloud, a world-leading institution which is digital by design and has a unique ability to teach […]

From Open University to….Virtual University?

03rd July, 2017

The Open University has always been at the forefront of technology use in education. All members of the OULS will have experienced the way in which, through online course or interactive media, new and innovative methods have been developed by the OU law school to better enhance our legal education. Could Virtual lectures and classrooms be the next step? Students […]

Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

25th June, 2017

It has been a year since it was voted by the nation to leave the European Union. It is now being said that City firms are worrying about fresh legal talent will not be coming to the UK anymore and will start looking elsewhere. Jonathan Kembery, chair of the professional rules and regulation committee of the City of London Law […]

My visit to court and why you should do the same!

24th June, 2017

As law students I recommend you go and see court trials to see how they work, and what a court room looks like. It is not difficult to get there, you just need to plan your time carefully and simply not be too shy to ask as many questions as you need to get the relevant information. For example, I […]

Your starter for 10: Who is the new Lord Chancellor?

21st June, 2017

After the particularly cruel combination of a snap general election coinciding with exam season, you may be forgiven for not immediately being aware of the changes arising from the subsequent cabinet reshuffle. One such change is the appointment of a new Lord Chancellor. Liz Truss, who had been widely regarded in the legal sector as not up to the task, […]

Surviving the exam stress

03rd May, 2017

It’s here again. Whether it’s your first year, or you are a final year veteran, exam season has arrived and with it comes some very stressful few weeks for OULS members. Here’s my advice to help you get through it as stress free as possible: Find out the layout of your exams. The best method is to print off every […]

Too ambitious for the job?

03rd May, 2017

Four years ago I was told that I hadn’t been successful in an interview because I was too ambitious. I knew the verdict before the interview had even ended because the employer was very direct with me about the subject, which I did appreciate. Even through my extensive efforts of reassuring the employer I was the perfect candidate, I had […]

The Super Exam – What does this mean?

03rd May, 2017

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is introducing a new super-exam for 2020, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). This means from 2020 the SRA will no longer use the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) as a requirement to become a solicitor. Instead the following requirements must be met for candidates to qualify as a solicitor: Passing both […]

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 […]

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