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The Open University is proposing a drastic remodel of its operations

The Open University is proposing a drastic remodel of its operations

The remodel comes about with the intention of it improving the future service it will provide to its students. Mr Horrocks, Vice-Chancellor, states “we want to transform the University of the Air envisaged by Harold Wilson in the 1960s to a University of the Cloud, a world-leading institution which...

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From Open University to….Virtual University?

From Open University to....Virtual University?

The Open University has always been at the forefront of technology use in education. All members of the OULS will have experienced the way in which, through online course or interactive media, new and innovative methods have been developed by the OU law school to better enhance our legal...

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Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

It has been a year since it was voted by the nation to leave the European Union. It is now being said that City firms are worrying about fresh legal talent will not be coming to the UK anymore and will start looking elsewhere. Jonathan Kembery, chair of the...

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The Super Exam – What does this mean?

The Super Exam – What does this mean?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is introducing a new super-exam for 2020, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). This means from 2020 the SRA will no longer use the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) as a requirement to become a solicitor. Instead the following requirements must...

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OU Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit – a rocky path to ‘sunlit uplands’ and a chance to win your place!

OU Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit - a rocky path to 'sunlit uplands' and a chance to win your place!

The OU Law School is hosting leading EU judge, Sir Nicholas Forwood QC, to speak about his career and challenges in EU competition law, take questions, and share insights on Brexit at ‘The Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit – a rocky path to ‘sunlit uplands’’. ‘As the government triggers...

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OU Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit – “A rocky path to sunlit uplands”

OU Annual Law Lecture 2017: Brexit -

Many of you will be aware of, and may have entered, the Tom Bingham Essay Competition 2017. The prize-giving for this will take place at the annual law lecture hosted by the Open University Law School. However, you may not be aware that the law lecture in its-self, offers...

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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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