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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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OUSA Student Volunteer Focus Groups

OUSA Student Volunteer Focus Groups

Are you a current Volunteer? If the answer is yes, you’re invited to OUSA Student Volunteer Focus Groups! As a valued volunteers, you are encourage you to take part in a Volunteering Research Project and share your views through these focus groups. The discussion will be about your personal experiences of volunteering with the...

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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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My experiences as a non-native English law student

My experiences as a non-native English law student

My dear OULS colleagues let me share with you my experiences as someone who is not a native English speaker, but who is currently studying English law with the intention to pursue a career in the legal sector. Firstly, I would like to emphasise for those taking a similar...

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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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