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The 2019/20 OULS Elections are open – your chance to stand for election!

The 2019/20 OULS Elections are open - your chance to stand for election!

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...

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Pupillage applications and interviews: my advice

As prospective barristers, we are well accustomed to the health warning attached to pursuing a career at the Bar. With over 3,000 applicants for only ~400 pupillages annually, the competition is fierce and inevitable rejection cruel. Last year, I was able to secure pupillage at my preferred chambers. This...

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The OULS Gary Slapper Memorial Mooting Finalists Revealed

  This year I have been given the pleasure of announcing the four finalists for the OULS internal Mooting Competition. Sarah Foster who after completing her LLM is now commencing the BPTC;  Sarah Couling currently in her third and final year of studying for her LLB; Harrie Austin-Jones who...

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Should A & E receptionists owe a duty of care to patients?

  On Wednesday 10th October 2018, the judgement in a case involving a member of the public and an NHS trust, was finally brought to an end in the Supreme Court, with a decision that whilst not a landmark decision, definitely shouts home the important roles every person within...

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Inns of Court. What they are and will they benefit me?

Unless you have been in the circle or have done your research, the term ‘Inns of Court’ might seem somewhat daunting and confusing. Until I started studying the law I thought this was a posh word for a court house! How wrong could I be? In order to be...

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Arbitrary and international arbitration – one of the alternative dispute resolution

My dear colleagues I would like to return to my research about alternative dispute resolutions. This time I would like to introduce arbitrary as a potential solution in conflict situations. Personally, I think being familiar with arbitration it is very important especially for us law students. As we all think...

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Why you need to gain shadowing experience and how to get one!

Compas Chambers, Edinburgh

  My dear colleagues, I would like to encourage you seek out a shadowing experience at the very beginning of your legal studies. Not all Chambers publicise information about possibilities to get practical experience for law students. The Chamber that I personally recommend for students in Scotland is beautiful...

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