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

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 […]

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 […]

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