Tag Archive for: Advocacy

Justice Delayed: Barristers strike affects murder hearing

Justice Delayed: Barristers strike affects murder hearing

  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...

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Mediation – the process that every law student should recognize

Mediation – the process that every law student should recognize

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...

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My Open University degree, OULS mooting, and how I secured Pupillage

My Open University degree, OULS mooting, and how I secured Pupillage

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...

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Upcoming Mooting opportunities…Don’t miss your chance to get involved!

Upcoming Mooting opportunities...Don't miss your chance to get involved!

Mooting season is in full bloom and for that reason the mooting coordinators want to let you know of some competitions that you are able to enter yourselves regardless of whether the OULS is entering a team to officially represent the Open University. Whilst coaching cannot be guaranteed it...

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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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My visit to court and why you should do the same!

My visit to court and why you should do the same!

As law students I recommend you go and see court trials to see how they work, and what a court room looks like. It is not difficult to get there, you just need to plan your time carefully and simply not be too shy to ask as many questions...

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ICLR Open University Mooting Competition 2017 – Grand Final

ICLR Open University Mooting Competition 2017 – Grand Final

On Monday 6th March 2017, the Grand Final of the ICLR and UK Supreme Court Yearbook sponsored OU Mooting Competition, organised by Mark Baldwin, took place within the grandeur of the UK Supreme Court. On Wednesday 8th March 2017 billions of women celebrated International Women’s Day, calling for a...

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Mooting History Made: The OULS holds its first mooting event in Scotland

Mooting History Made: The OULS holds its first mooting event in Scotland

Mooting History Made: The OULS holds its first mooting event in Scotland With a heavy mixture of nerves and excitement I look over my hastily scrawled notes one last time before rising to my feet. ‘My Lords, if it pleases the court my name is Joseph Beet, senior counsel...

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