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My experiences as a non-native English law student

My experiences as a non-native English law student

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...

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Is qualifying as a solicitor through the paralegal route a good option for OU law students?

Is qualifying as a solicitor through the paralegal route a good option for OU law students?

For those who are not aware of the ‘Paralegal Shortcut’ to becoming a qualified solicitor, check out this great article on Lawyer 2B: Equivalent means: how I qualified as a solicitor without a training contract.   As with any debate, there are pros and cons for each side, so...

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Mooting Workshops and Selection Day 2017

Mooting Workshops and Selection Day 2017

Mooting – where law students argue real points of law in a simulated court-room environment – is an increasingly important part of the law student’s CV. The OULS team of experienced mooters can help you to understand the basics of what mooting is, why it is so important for...

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The Open University is proposing a drastic remodel of its operations

The Open University is proposing a drastic remodel of its operations

The remodel comes about with the intention of it improving the future service it will provide to its students. Mr Horrocks, Vice-Chancellor, states “we want to transform the University of the Air envisaged by Harold Wilson in the 1960s to a University of the Cloud, a world-leading institution which...

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From Open University to….Virtual University?

From Open University to....Virtual University?

The Open University has always been at the forefront of technology use in education. All members of the OULS will have experienced the way in which, through online course or interactive media, new and innovative methods have been developed by the OU law school to better enhance our legal...

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Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

It has been a year since it was voted by the nation to leave the European Union. It is now being said that City firms are worrying about fresh legal talent will not be coming to the UK anymore and will start looking elsewhere. Jonathan Kembery, chair of the...

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