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

Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2017

30th November, 2016

Every year, the OULS and the OU Law School commemorate the Rt Hon the Lord Bingham of Cornhill (1933-2010), otherwise known as Tom Bingham, author of the infamous ‘Rule of Law’ that is a staple of all law student’s book collections. This annual commemoration is held in the form of a privately funded Essay Competition, to which the winner will […]


The LPC – ‘Priceless’!

23rd November, 2016

This month, the OULS News Team has taken a forage amongst the undergrowth of the law sector, seeking out the latest vacation scheme deadlines, advising the best ways to apply for positions within top law firms and given an insight into the ever changing UK political sphere. In light of Brexit and the competitiveness of top legal positions, we took […]


Vac Attack!

23rd November, 2016

If you’re a fresh-faced student starting out on your legal career path, you may have heard in hushed whispers students talking about vac schemes.  When are the deadlines? How do you apply? What should you do when you’re on one? You may have also noticed these whispers tend to be rather stressed. This is because, in the competitive employment market […]


The Curious Case of Article 50 – The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘Where Next’ of the Article 50 Judgement

22nd November, 2016

R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin) In what can easily be described as the most important constitutional case of a generation, the High Court has issued a ruling that the Crown does not have the prerogative power to give notice pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union […]


Welcome Freshers!

11th October, 2016

The OULS has seen a recent influx in members over the last couple of months due largely to our affiliation and close relationship with the Open University Law School. The majority of our new members are students embarking on the first year of their LLB, at the start of their future careers in law. Accordingly, this article will showcase what […]


Halloween comes early as students face module nightmares!

11th October, 2016

October has finally rolled around and can only mean two things.  Halloween is nearly here and it is the beginning of a new year of study for Open University students.  However, it appears many OULS members are experiencing a nightmare of errors and delays relating to modules they have started. Whilst we are all aware of the big problems with […]


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 […]


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