OULS Events Calendar

The calendar below includes events organised by the OULS as well as events organised by other bodies which may be of interest to OULS members.

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Thursday 15th February 2018: GradIreland ‘ Live’! – Dublin, Ireland


There’s lots on offer including free careers advice, skills workshops, speed mentoring and postgraduate options, plus you’ll get to meet top employers hiring for graduate jobs across all disciplines! This event will be held on 15th February 2018, 12:00-6:30pm, and you can register here.



Friday 16th February 2018: Reed Smith Open Days – London


Calling all first year Law students and second year non-Law students! Gain insight into the company’s recruitment process and learn more about a career in Law at these open days on 14th and 15th March 2018. The closing date to apply by is 16th February 2018 and you can find out more about these open days here.



Saturday 24th February 2018: Global Animal Education and Law Conference – Leicester


Leicester SALDF chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is hosting a conference that focuses on Animal Rights Law. The conference is completely  free and offers a free catered lunch and breaks (but attendees are asked to bring a donation for REAN at the event). If Animal Rights is something that you are heavily interested in, then this conference will give you a great insight into this area of law, and has some notable speakers.

For full information please, click here.



Saturday 24th February 2018: Skills event for LPC students and graduates – Leeds


If you are a student or graduate seeking a training position, join this free one-day skills event on 24th February 2018, with the Junior Lawyers Division in partnership with Leeds JLD. For more information and to book your place, please click here.



Monday 12th March 2018: Tom Bingham  Memorial Essay Prize 2018, Online


The Open University Law School, in conjunction with the Open University Law Society, is delighted to announce The Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2018. The winner will receive £250 and two runners-up will receive £125 each thanks to sponsorship from Fountain Court Chambers. This annual competition allows all OU law students to test their academic prowess against their peers, and earn a decent sum of money in doing so. The essay question and the full rules will be released shortly, but to make sure you are fully prepared, the deadline for entries will be 12th March. Stay tuned for more details!



Saturday 30th June: The Open University & The University of Law Legal Careers Day – London


The Open University and the University of Law will be holding a careers day for law students on Saturday 30th June 2018 at the University of Law center in London, Moorgate. The purpose of the Careers Day is to help undergraduate Law students (LLB) understand the range of careers open to them once they have completed their degree and to help them understand the steps required to achieve these career goals.

More information, including a draft timetable, will be provided at a later stage, but if you’re interested in attending please make a note of the date in your diary. It is anticipated that this will be an all-day event.



TBC 2018 – OULS Internal Mooting Competition





Monday 6th March: ICLR Open University Mooting Competition Grand Final – UKSC, London

Monday 6th March: Social Event – Red Lion, Westminster, London

Saturday 11th March 201: University Advocacy Day – Gray’s Inn, London

Tuesday 25th April 2017: OU Annual Law Lecture 2017 – Church House Westminster, London

Tuesday 9th May 2017: Mixed Messes Dinner – Gray’s Inn, London

Saturday 13th May 2017: OU law School & University of Law Careers Day – Open University Campus, Milton Keynes

Sunday 25th June 2017: Question and Answer Day – Inner Temple, London

Tuesday 12th September 2017: Business Network Briefing – OU Campus, Milton Keynes

September 2017: OULS Mooting Workshops – London, Manchester & Edinburgh

Monday 25th September: OU Business and Law Schools Induction (and OULS Mooting Demonstration), ONLINE

Tuesday 13th October 2017: Mixed Messes Dinner – Gray’s Inn, London

Saturday 14th October: OULS Mooting Selection Day, London

Saturday 21st October 2017: The Bar Council Pupillage Fair, University of Law, Moorgate, London

Saturday 21st October 2017: University Advocacy Day for 3rd or 4th year law students – Gray’s Inn, London

Tuesday 14th November 2017: Mixed Messes Dinner – Gray’s Inn, London

Saturday 25th November 2017: Targetjobs National Pupillage Fair, Gray’s Inn, London

Friday 1st December 2017: OULS Christmas Party, Birmingham

Thursday 7th December 2017: Open University Re-inventing your career webinar, Online

Wednesday 17th January 2018: Change100 Digital Information & Support Session , Online

Tuesday 23rd January 2018: Quick Queries Careers Forum, Online

Wednesday 31st January 2018: Careers in Criminology, Online

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