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The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

As we know, the proposed SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) replacing the LPC will require future solicitor hopefuls to pass a new exam, along with gaining two-years of qualifying experience, in order to legally qualify. The implementation of the reform is full speed ahead and expected to be implemented no earlier than September 2020....

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OULS Christmas Party 2017 – Birmingham Friday 1st December

OULS Christmas Party 2017 – Birmingham Friday 1st December

Nobody likes speaking about Christmas with 53 days still to go, however we have exciting news about this years OULS Christmas Party… It has been finalized! 10 amazing OULS members attended last years bash in Manchester and this year we have chosen to keep the same amazing event organizers,...

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Stress in the Workplace

Stress in the Workplace

No matter who you are, you’ve probably experienced a time in your life when you have felt stressed. Students at the Open University often find themselves balancing a life of work deadlines, TMA submissions, and family commitments as standard, before adding the other strains that everyday life can throw...

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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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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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