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

Introducing Amicus – Internships, training and more

05th December, 2017

What is Amicus? Amicus is a London-based charity that fights for justice on death row by supporting US attorneys on the front line. Support is provided remotely or through internship placements. Why join Amicus? The key benefits to joining Amicus as a student are access to the training and an opportunity to submit articles for publication in the Amicus journal. […]


Are the new Stamp Duty changes a step in the right direction?

28th November, 2017

Commercial awareness is a vital skill for any prospective law graduate. With that in mind it pays to always keep informed of current events and changes in government policy. One major event in which new policies are announced, and on which students should keep an eye on, is the yearly budget. Earlier this month Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the […]


OUSA Student Volunteer Focus Groups

28th November, 2017

Are you a current Volunteer? If the answer is yes, you’re invited to OUSA Student Volunteer Focus Groups! As a valued volunteers, you are encourage you to take part in a Volunteering Research Project and share your views through these focus groups. The discussion will be about your personal experiences of volunteering with the Students Association, so read on and let us know if you […]


Upcoming Mooting opportunities…Don’t miss your chance to get involved!

24th November, 2017

Mooting season is in full bloom and for that reason the mooting coordinators want to let you know of some competitions that you are able to enter yourselves regardless of whether the OULS is entering a team to officially represent the Open University. Whilst coaching cannot be guaranteed it will be offered where possible and even when there is potential […]


The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

23rd November, 2017

As we know, the proposed SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) replacing the LPC will require future solicitor hopefuls to pass a new exam, along with gaining two-years of qualifying experience, in order to legally qualify. The implementation of the reform is full speed ahead and expected to be implemented no earlier than September 2020. But are law firms backing the SQE? Fresh research by the BPP law […]


OULS Christmas Party 2017 – Birmingham Friday 1st December

01st November, 2017

Nobody likes speaking about Christmas with 53 days still to go, however we have exciting news about this years OULS Christmas Party… It has been finalized! 10 amazing OULS members attended last years bash in Manchester and this year we have chosen to keep the same amazing event organizers, but travel to Birmingham. For a taste of what you can […]


Stress in the Workplace

26th October, 2017

No matter who you are, you’ve probably experienced a time in your life when you have felt stressed. Students at the Open University often find themselves balancing a life of work deadlines, TMA submissions, and family commitments as standard, before adding the other strains that everyday life can throw at you such as a bereavement, money concerns, marriage and starting […]


My experiences as a non-native English law student

23rd October, 2017

My dear OULS colleagues let me share with you my experiences as someone who is not a native English speaker, but who is currently studying English law with the intention to pursue a career in the legal sector. Firstly, I would like to emphasise for those taking a similar path that the most important thing you must do is to […]


Government Legal Service – Careers Start Here!

04th October, 2017

With so many career paths available to law graduates, many students have no idea what avenue they wish to take after leaving University with their LLB’s. However, a smaller cohort know that they specifically want to be a barrister, solicitor, human rights activist, corporate lawyer or indeed work within the public sector. If you are one of those who knows […]


Mooting Selection Day – 14th October 2017

03rd October, 2017

  If you are an aspiring mooter, this is your chance to get involved in competitive mooting with the OU during this academic year. The full details are available here, the content of which will guide you through the various ways in which you can participate in an external mooting event whilst officially representing the OU.     Whether you […]


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