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Obituary: Professor Gary Slapper

Obituary: Professor Gary Slapper

We regret to inform our OULS members that Professor Gary Slapper sadly passed away on the 4th December 2016.  Gary Slapper’s role at the Open University’s law school cannot be overstated. As founder of the Open University Law School, author of the essential textbook The English Legal System, and...

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Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2017

Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2017

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...

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

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

R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 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...

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