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

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 reshuffle this week 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 prisons had […]

The Results Are In!

10th July, 2016

The Open University results for exams and modules are now available! It’s that time of year when your hard work through the year bares fruit. Whatever your results are, take a moment to congratulate yourself on making it through the year intact… Congratulations! Whether you got the results you wanted, or feel that you could have done better, you may […]

What does Brexit mean for law degrees?

10th July, 2016

Following the vote to leave the EU there has been a non-stop onslaught of news, analysis and claims about what Brexit will mean for the UK and Europe, and what the future holds.  Nowhere more so will the effects of Brexit be felt than in law, where EU law features predominantly.  As law students, the future is particularly unclear as […]

Alternative Career Paths

10th July, 2016

What do Fidel Castro, Rebel Wilson, and Jerry Springer have in common? No, they don’t all feature in the acting credits for the film Pitch Perfect! And no, they aren’t – I think! – on President Obama’s ultimate dinner party guest list. The thing they have in common is that they all have law degrees. And you too, dear OU […]

OUSA Conference 2016

10th July, 2016

Open University Students Association Conference 2016   From Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June, two members of the OULS committee attended the Students Association conference at the OU campus in Milton Keynes. Every two years, the OUSA conference attracts students from all over the world who attend in force, to vote on key issues that affect all OU students, and […]

Mr Terry Munyard – An accidental advocate!

03rd July, 2016

Careers Advice from Terry Munyard- Criminal Barrister at Garden Court Chambers This week I caught up with Mr Munyard, taking a break from his busy schedule after coming home from two years working on the Hillsborough inquests where he represented the families of three of those who died. He gave me an insight into his legal life!   Terry started […]

Technological innovations that, simply, weren’t!

15th June, 2016

Recent technological innovations in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have instigated a debate between lawyers, students and academics as to whether ‘AI’ will help lawyers perform to the best of their ability, or alternatively threaten jobs in the legal industry. With recent technological advances, and IBM Watson’s platform ‘ROSS Intelligence’ pioneering the way, I have taken a look at […]

The [odd] Rules of Law

15th June, 2016

Is it legal to shoot a Welshman with a longbow on Sunday in the Cathedral Close in Hereford?  How about handling salmon in ‘suspicious circumstances’?  Surely there isn’t a law against dying in Parliament? Whether you study or work in law, at some point someone you know will question you on the truth about the legality of these old legal […]

This week in the news…

14th June, 2016

It would seem as though the news rarely brings positivity, even more so now that websites and newspapers have been plastered with headlines surrounding the awful Orlando shootings. It can be argued that the world has gone utterly bonkers, and for what reason? As a result of this, Obama and anti-gun advocates have called for stricter laws governing gun ownership. […]

A walk for Justice!

19th May, 2016

The London Legal Walk – 16th May 2016 On Monday I embarked on a 10k adventure around London in aid of the London Legal Support Trust, raising money for the poorest people in the community to give them a fair chance of access to justice. This is exactly what our constitution and morals are built upon, however unfortunately not everyone […]

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