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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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QED Law revision seminars – SECOND PRIZE DRAW ADDED!

QED Law revision seminars - SECOND PRIZE DRAW ADDED!

We have previously told you about the OULS discount available for QED Law revision seminars. Well, we are pleased to announce that a SECOND PRIZE DRAW has been announced for OULS members! That means more chances to win a a refund equal to the value of one booked seminar...

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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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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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The Revolving door of justice: 6th Lord Chancellor in 6 years

The Revolving door of justice: 6th Lord Chancellor in 6 years

Following a prolonged cabinet reshuffle early January, a new lord chancellor has been appointed. David Gauke replaces David Lidington as the 6th(!) lord chancellor in as many years. He also represents a return to legally qualified candidates, and is the first solicitor to hold the position. Who is David...

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Introducing Amicus – Internships, training and more

Introducing Amicus - Internships, training and more

What is Amicus? Amicus is a London-based charity that fights for justice on death row by supporting US attorneys on the front line. Support is provided remotely or through internship placements. Why join Amicus? The key benefits to joining Amicus as a student are access to the training and...

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Are the new Stamp Duty changes a step in the right direction?

Are the new Stamp Duty changes a step in the right direction?

Commercial awareness is a vital skill for any prospective law graduate. With that in mind it pays to always keep informed of current events and changes in government policy. One major event in which new policies are announced, and on which students should keep an eye on, is the...

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