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

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 […]


The results are in! Meet your OULS committee for 2016/17.

06th April, 2016

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for this year’s OULS committee. Despite an initially slow start, we received more nominations than in previous years so there was fairly considerable competition this year. A special congratulations and welcome to our new committee: CHAIR – Peter Savory VICE CHAIR  – Sophia Sari SECRETARY – Peter Bell TREASURER – James Hogan SYSTEMS […]


OULS Elections 2016: Nominations

16th March, 2016

Below is the list of nominees for the 2016 OULS committee elections. Click a candidate’s name to read their election statement. An email has been sent to all members with information about how to cast their vote. The deadline for voting is Tuesday 5th April at 6pm. The 2016 AGM will now take place on Friday 8th April. CHAIR Lidia […]


OULS Committee Benefits: Prestige, Power and a Diamond Encrusted Tiara…

13th March, 2016

Ok maybe the tiara is a little far-fetched. However, being a committee member has numerous advantages that are often overlooked by those uninterested in the positions. I for one was very hesitant about nominating myself to be a committee member, as I had only met a few members of the OULS, let alone committee members when election time came around. […]


Lynn Johnson, OU Careers Adviser, speaks to the OULS

13th March, 2016

As a careers adviser at the OU I see my role more akin to that of a career coach and facilitator rather than adviser. Students often have negative experiences of careers advice received from school and can come expecting the careers adviser to ‘tell’ them what they should do or be. It would be lovely for us all if any […]


Mainstream and Alternative Routes to Board the Legal Career Train

13th March, 2016

Whilst some people may have started studying their law degree out of pure interest, most students will have taken the LLB in order to start a career in the legal industry. Not all will complete the LLB, and even those who do may decide that a legal career is not for them. However, taking the right approach to extra-curricular activities […]


Diary of a First Time Mooter: by Sophia Sari

24th February, 2016

Three weeks after starting my LLB with the Open University, I entered the Open University Law Society’s (OULS) internal mooting competition. It was my first attempt at mooting as I had never heard about it before, only after receiving the OULS emails. I decided to give it a shot. As I had missed the OULS mooting workshop, I gathered hints and tips from […]


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