Welcome to the Open University Law Society


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

Justice Delayed: Barristers strike affects murder hearing

05th April, 2018

  In reaction to underfunding arising from the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme, the Criminal Bar Association has lead strike action amongst barristers. 55% of its 4,000 members voted 90% in favour of industrial action. As a result, barristers are now refusing to take on legally aided cases, including serious criminal matters in the Crown court. Cases are already being affected, […]

OULS Committee 2018/19 Election Results

03rd April, 2018

Another year in the bag! First off let us thank you everyone who submitted nominations for this year’s OULS committee, and to all our candidates. It was an incredible year for the elections with some very tough decisions between excellent candidates! Here is the OULS committee that YOU have voted for! I hope you all join me in welcoming our […]

Mediation – the process that every law student should recognize

03rd April, 2018

My dear colleagues, do you have any idea what the mediation process involves? Mediation it is one of my interests because we all have feelings and thoughts. With the amount of people going to court, it provides an excellent tool for conflict resolution. Dr Boileau has shared his thoughts and research regarding the practice, theory and developments of mediation which […]

QED Law revision seminars – SECOND PRIZE DRAW ADDED!

30th March, 2018

We have previously told you about the OULS discount available for QED Law revision seminars. Well, we are pleased to announce that a SECOND PRIZE DRAW has been announced for OULS members! That means more chances to win a a refund equal to the value of one booked seminar (£75). These session will definitely help you as exams quickly approach! […]

Commercial Awareness – Battling Big Tech

20th March, 2018

In our previous commercial awareness articles, we have written about the effects big data, cyrptocurrency, and blockchain are having on the markets and the legal challenges that come with them. As previously noted, whilst some of these advancements are advantageous, they also run the risk of allowing large tech companies too much control which could be detrimental. So in the final article in our commercial […]

The 2018/19 OULS Elections are open – your chance to stand for election!

28th February, 2018

It has been another incredible year for the Open University Law Society! We have done everything from winning mooting competitions, providing great news and advice articles, fun social events, and supporting our members like never before. All good things must sadly come to an end though. As the sun sets on this committees year, the door is open for the […]

QED Law Revision Seminars – Exclusive OULS member discount and prize draw

28th February, 2018

As your end of year exams approach you may be interested in the QED Law revision seminars. They take place annually and are open to all law students at UK universities. Venue: University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6EA Choice of dates: There is a choice of weekend dates in April. You need only attend one seminar in each of […]

And the winners of the UKELA moot are…

28th February, 2018

In a mooting update and continuing on the great successes that OU students have had over the years Joe Broadway and Michael Linnane are the 2018 UKELA Junior Moot competition winners. Current OULS Master of Moots Michael Linnane together with OULS Member Joe Broadway teamed up to compete in the  UKELA  Dame Frances Patterson Moot 2018 with the finals being […]

My Open University degree, OULS mooting, and how I secured Pupillage

26th February, 2018

Iain Callow began studying with the Open University in October 2015. He joined the Open University Law Society in 2016 and graduated with an LLB upper second-class honours in 2017. He is currently awaiting the start of the Bar Professional Training course in 2018 and has secured a pupillage with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs to begin in September 2019. […]

Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2018

16th February, 2018

Every year the Tom Bingham Essay Prize provides the opportunity for OU Law Students at all levels to honour the work of the Rt Hon the Lord Bingham of Cornhill (1933-2010), best known for his book ‘The Rule of Law‘. This year is no different, and thanks to Lord Binghams’ former ‘Fountain Court Chambers’ who have sponsored this competition, we […]

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