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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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OULS Committee 2018/19 Election Results

OULS Committee 2018/19 Election Results

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...

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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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Commercial Awareness – Battling Big Tech

Commercial Awareness - Battling Big Tech

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...

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The 2018/19 OULS Elections are open – your chance to stand for election!

The 2018/19 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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QED Law Revision Seminars – Exclusive OULS member discount and prize draw

QED Law Revision Seminars - Exclusive OULS member discount and prize draw

As your end of year exams approach you may be interested in the QED Law revision seminars. They take place annually and are open to all law students at UK universities. Venue: University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6EA Choice of dates: There is a choice of weekend dates...

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And the winners of the UKELA moot are…

And the winners of the UKELA moot are...

In a mooting update and continuing on the great successes that OU students have had over the years Joe Broadway and Michael Linnane are the 2018 UKELA Junior Moot competition winners. Current OULS Master of Moots Michael Linnane together with OULS Member Joe Broadway teamed up to compete in...

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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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Commercial Awareness – Blockchain Technology

Commercial Awareness – Blockchain Technology

Last month we wrote about cryptocurrency and its potential effect on the markets. This month we’ll discuss blockchain technology. Blockchain and bitcoin are used interchangeably but they are distinctly different. Bitcoin is a controversial currency and utilises blockchain technology, whereas blockchain technology itself is not so controversial and has...

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Commercial Awareness – Cryptocurrencies

Commercial Awareness - Cryptocurrencies

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years, you will know cryptocurrencies are dominating the financial news. Even law firms are taking an avid interest in them, and they are a hot topic for an ambitious law student to show off their commercial awareness...

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