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Christmas lights in Milton Keynes 2021

Twelve Days of Social Justice.....

Francine Ryan, Director of the Open Justice Centre and Senior Lecturer in Law leads us all in her annual festive sing-a-long. 

23rd December 2021
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All I want for Christmas is…someone else

Dr Andrew Gilbert, Senior Lecturer in Law, brings good tidings!..about the current divorce law.

23rd December 2021
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“How can you represent someone you know is guilty? - A view from the Criminal Justice Clinic

Lecturer in law, Emma Curryer writes about a question she is often asked and how we focus on it with students in our Criminal Justice Clinic project.

22nd December 2021
David and Goliath

David vs Goliath; pro bono for Life

Open Justice alumna and regular blog contributor Dona Mclachlan reflects on providing access to justice to everyone and the rewards that this brings to both parties. You can check out Dona's other blogs here and here.

21st December 2021
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What’s corruption got to do with climate change, and why should we care?

Delegates attending the COP26 meeting in Glasgow in November 2021 were entrusted with leading the global response to humanity’s greatest challenge: how can we stop the world from heating to the point it becomes uninhabitable for future generations? Hugh McFaul, Co-Director of The Open Justice Centre writes about this in his latest blog piece. 

20th December 2021
Nativity Scene

The First Lockdown Christmas Mystery (#5)

The mystery reaches its climax today in Simon Lee's Christmas series. It ran in five daily parts and you can find part one here , part two here , part three here and part four here.

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16th December 2021
Gazebo

The First Lockdown Christmas Mystery (#4)

The mystery continues today in Simon Lee's Christmas series. It is running in five daily parts this week. You can find part one here , part two here and part three here.

16th December 2021
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Open Justice academics contribute to BBC Ideas video 'Does it ever pay to represent yourself in court?'

Open Justice Directors Francine Ryan and Hugh McFaul together with Senior Lecturer in Law Stephanie Pywell contributed to a brand new BBC Ideas short film which is now available to view on the award-winning BBC Ideas website. 

15th December 2021
Black Mary Joseph and Jesus

The First Lockdown Christmas Mystery (#3)

The mystery continues today in Simon Lee's Christmas series. It is running in five daily parts this week. You can find part one here and part two here.

15th December 2021
Black baby Jesus doll

The First Lockdown Christmas Mystery (#2)

Last year, Simon Lee encouraged students and practitioners of the law to try writing a Christmas mystery short story We asked him to have a go himself. His story, set in lockdown last Christmas, is running in five daily parts this week. You can find part one here.

14th December 2021

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