Category Archives: Law School

Knowing what you are doing when you don’t know what you are doing…

By Amanda Smith …is, according to Schön (1994), the hallmark of a true professional. Whilst something of a polemic statement, it does seem to advocate the euphoric state that many of us may aspire to during our careers, but how? … Continue reading

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Law Graduates’ Use of Extra-Curricular Activities to Get Started in the Legal Professions

By Andrew Gilbert and Jessica Giles This blog arises out of our SCiLAB-funded project, ‘An Exploration of the Use of Extra-Curricular Activities by Law Students and Alumni’, which we carried out during 2020-21. The project aimed to explore Open University … Continue reading

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Law Students and Extra-Curricular Activities in a Time of Pandemic

By Andrew Gilbert and Jessica Giles This blog arises out of our SCiLAB-funded project, ‘An Exploration of the Use of Extra-Curricular Activities by Law Students and Alumni’, which we carried out during 2020-21. The project aimed to explore Open University (OU) … Continue reading

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Professor Suzanne Rab Takes a Critical Look at Critical Thinking

By Professor Suzanne Rab Critical thinking is a vital skill at university, and in life.  Despite its frequent endorsement in education, there is no clear consensus about what it means in practice.  Rather like the elusive search for a definition of … Continue reading

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Supporting Tutors in Adobe Connect

By Carol Edwards & Andrew Maxfield In this blog we plan to share how we supported our new and less experienced tutors to deliver successful online tutorials during the Covid pandemic. As the leading provider of distance online learning, it … Continue reading

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Supporting care experienced students: Piloting a project in the Faculty of Business and Law

By Grace Allen, Catherine Comfort, Daniel Coxon, Sarah Henderson, Christine Mera & Joanna Mirek-Tooth Higher Education (HE) is a vast and different world to navigate for any new student wishing to access it. For a student who is a care … Continue reading

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Developing an integrated model of support for full-time students in a part-time world – a pilot

By Charlotte Luckhurst and Liz Hardie Background Most students studying law at The Open University study 60 credits a year (equivalent to part-time study).  However, the numbers of students choosing to study law at full-time intensity (120 credits a year) … Continue reading

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Continuing our experiences of online mentoring

By Carol Edwards, Lorraine Gregory, Liz Hardie and Louise Taylor We previously posted a blog in October 2020 entitled ‘Setting up a Pilot Mentoring Programme on W101 – An Introduction to Law’ (Edwards, Hardie and Gregory, 2020). This explained our … Continue reading

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Challenging the norm in academic recruitment

By Grace Allen, Joanna Mirek-Tooth, Christine Mera & Charlotte Luckhurst There is growing recognition across the higher education sector that an institution’s leadership should be representative of wider society. As institutions strive to ensure diversity is championed and that diverse viewpoints are … Continue reading

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A Virtual Reality Courtroom Project

By Dr Clare Jones & Francine Ryan Exciting new project The Open University Law School’s, Open Justice Centre, is embarking on an exciting new project which brings together technology and law to enable immersive and active learning to take place … Continue reading

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