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Writings on law, pro bono and social justice 

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The Mangrove Nine – Fifty Years On

Dr Andrew Gilbert, Senior Lecturer in Law, writes about the trial of the Mangrove Nine, which began fifty years ago today.

5th October 2021
Elizabeth Hill

‘Rodger the Repairs Bot’ - The Digital Justice Project

Elizabeth Hill writes the next blog in our summer series where recent graduates share how their understanding of the value of pro bono legal work has developed in light of their participation in the Open Justice activities of the past year. Elizabeth was the winner of the 2021 Digital Justice Award for her innovative 'chatbot'.

17th September 2021
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Everyone loves a freebie… but just how important is free legal work?

Rachel Donovan writes the next blog in our summer series where recent graduates share how their understanding of the value of pro bono legal work has developed in light of their participation in the Open Justice activities of the past year. 

9th September 2021
Laurie-Elizabeth Ketley

Pro Bono Publico – 'For the public good'

Laurie-Elizabeth Ketley writes the next blog in our summer series where recent graduates share how their understanding of the value of pro bono legal work has developed in light of their participation in the Open Justice activities of the past year. Laurie-Elizabeth writes about working in the Law Clinic.

17th August 2021
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Pro bono, a student’s greatest lesson

Liam Chin writes the next blog in our summer series where recent graduates share how their understanding of the value of pro bono legal work has developed in light of their participation in the Open Justice activities of the past year. Liam participated in the Freedom Law Clinic project.

6th August 2021
Rachel Innes

The best things in life are free?

In the first of a summer series of blog posts our recent graduates share how their understanding of the value of pro bono legal work has developed in light of their participation in the Open Justice activities of the past year. The first blog is by Rachel Innes.

29th July 2021
Kate Wells

Working on the Digital Justice Project

Kate Wells writes about her experiences of working on the Digital Justice Project.

21st July 2021
Rachel Plaskett

St Giles Trust and Open Justice – a career affirming experience

Student Rachel Plaskett writes about her experiences working on a new project to support the St Giles peer advisors in 'The St Giles Pantry'. 

5th July 2021
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Reforming Scotland’s unique jury system: why we need to listen to lawyers

'Reforming Scotland’s unique jury system: why we need to listen to lawyers' by Lee John Curley, The Open University; James Munro, The Open University; Jim Turner, The Open University, and Lara Frumkin, The Open University

15th June 2021
Andrew Gilbert

The Baroness and the Bedtime Story

Dr Andrew Gilbert, Senior Lecturer in Law, writes about being read a bedtime story by Lady Brenda Hale.

20th May 2021

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