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

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 […]

Commercial Awareness – Blockchain Technology

31st January, 2018

Last month we wrote about cryptocurrency and its potential effect on the markets. This month we’ll discuss blockchain technology. Blockchain and bitcoin are used interchangeably but they are distinctly different. Bitcoin is a controversial currency and utilises blockchain technology, whereas blockchain technology itself is not so controversial and has a lot more potential reaching out way further than currency. Blockchain […]

Commercial Awareness – Cryptocurrencies

12th January, 2018

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you will know cryptocurrencies are dominating the financial news. Even law firms are taking an avid interest in them, and they are a hot topic for an ambitious law student to show off their commercial awareness with. But what is cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum […]

The Revolving door of justice: 6th Lord Chancellor in 6 years

11th January, 2018

Following a prolonged cabinet reshuffle early January, a new lord chancellor has been appointed. David Gauke replaces David Lidington as the 6th(!) lord chancellor in as many years. He also represents a return to legally qualified candidates, and is the first solicitor to hold the position. Who is David Gauke? David Gauke achieved his law degree at St Edmund Hall, […]

Commercial Awareness – Big Data

21st December, 2017

When e-receipts in physical stores were introduced I welcoming them, as I was forever losing paper receipts in my handbag. When contactless payment methods were announced I was also happy as they are really convenient when trying to complete a million tasks on my lunch break. However, when I paid for a product recently with my contactless card, I was […]

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. […]

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