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

Obituary: Richard Murtagh 1980 – 2018

02nd May, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of OU LLB graduate (2012) and pupil barrister, Richard Murtagh. He is remembered by friend and former OULS chair Amy Woolfson. I was first introduced to Richard in early 2014. I was coming to the end of my LLB with the Open University and was considering studying an LLM at a […]

Negotiation for law students: Important sources for additional experience

30th April, 2018

No matter what stage of your studies you’re at, reading about negotiation is a smart idea. You also need to practice your negotiation skills regularly, even at the start of your legal studies. Each day you should focus on conversations where you listen to others whilst actively developing your own points of view and working to get the results you […]

UK intentions ‘patently’ clear – Unified Patent Court Agreement ratified on World IP Day

29th April, 2018

  In an announcement on the 26th April 2018, Minister for IP Sam Gyimah MP confirmed that the UK Government had ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement. This announcement coincided perfectly with World Intellectual Property Day 2018. This news means that eyes will now turn to legal challenges against the proposals in Germany, who are yet to ratify the agreement. […]

Is your brain like the Bermuda Triangle? How not to get lost in revision

20th April, 2018

Does information go into your head and never come out? Exam season is coming and many of us will be getting ready for the big day. People have all sorts of ways of learning and revising, and there is no right or wrong way. The best way is whichever way works for you! In my first year of my Open […]

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 […]

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