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Writings on law, pro bono and social justice 

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Bairns’ Hoose: How Scotland could be on the cusp of transforming the justice system for children and young people.

Open Justice Centre Intern Teah Zdanowicz writes about Bairns' Hoose in this blog written for Open Justice Week.

5th June 2023
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How Street Law can create a stronger, safer, and kinder society for my children and yours

Current Law student Amy Klosek writes about her journey to studying Law at the OU and her experiences on two Open Justice projects this year, how they complimented each other and how Street Law can contribute to a better society for all.

5th May 2023
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Earth day, fossil fuel extraction, the state of climate change in 2023: A perspective from Gen Z

This year marks the 53rd anniversary since Earth Day was first celebrated and in recognition of the day our intern Teah Zdanowicz composed a personal piece about what the day means to her and fellow Gen Z'ers.

21st April 2023
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Digital Justice: The metaverse is now being used to hold virtual court hearings

Open Justice Centre Intern Teah Zdanowicz writes about recent virtual court hearings for this new blog.

16th March 2023
World Day of Social Justice

Opportunities for social justice progression in law

Open Justice Centre Intern Teah Zdanowicz writes about opportunities for social justice progression in law for this blog written for World Day of Social Justice

20th February 2023
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The potential to provide opportunities for clinical legal education in legal advice deserts – a perspective from Cornwall

OU Lecturer in law Kate Holtaway shares her experience of delivering clinical legal education in a legal advice desert and offers her perspective on the use and challenges of digital technologies in Cornwall.

13th January 2023

Christmas reflections

In the final blog post of our Legally Christmas series in 2022, Francine Ryan, Open Justice Centre Director, shares some end of year reflections.

22nd December 2022

A very tenuously Christmassy ‘sad story with a happy ending’*

Next in our Legally Christmas series is a self-described 'sad story with a happy ending', written by Stephanie Pywell.

21st December 2022

All I want for Christmas in an OULS Membership

The next blog post in our Legally Christmas series for 2022 introduces The Open University Law Society (OULS) and the opportunities available to OU students who join the community.

20th December 2022
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The 2022 OULS Bumper Christmas Album

Hugh McFaul pens our first blog post from 2022's Legally Christmas series, showcasing some of the highlights from a year in the life of The Open University Law School.

19th December 2022

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