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Law Clinic wins at Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards

The Open Justice Centre’s Law Clinic, which offers free online legal advice led by the OU students supervised by qualified solicitors, won the Best Legal Tech Contribution in the Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards.

1st May 2019

CJ talks on Radio Four about turning her life around

First-class Law graduate CJ Burge was in prison when she earned her degree from The Open University. She now works for the St Giles Trust which collaborates with the Law School’s Open Justice Centre on prison education, as well as being a trustee of the Criminal Justice Alliance.

2nd April 2019

Law Clinic gains further recognition at prestigious student awards

The Open Justice Centre’s Law Clinic has been shortlisted in the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2019. This is in the ‘Best LegalTech Contribution’ for the awards which recognise and celebrate the outstanding pro bono work undertaken by law schools and law students across the UK.

1st April 2019

Open Justice wins an Open University Teaching Award

The Law School, which has fewer academics than any other school, has won two of the eight OU Teaching Awards (OUTAs) 2019. Both winners, the Open Justice Centre and Stephanie Pywell, have also been nominated by the OU for awards from the recently-formed Advance HE.

1st March 2019

Open Justice expands its free legal advice to cover employment law

Amid the current Brexit debate and a century on from the infamous Battle of George Square in Glasgow, the rights of workers is definitely still a hot topic.

Free advice on employment law is available from the OU Law School’s Open Justice Centre from the start of February as its pro bono law clinic continues to expand.

1st February 2019

Open Justice in the Open University Annual Report

The Open Justice Centre features in the 2017/2018 Open University Annual Report

2nd December 2018

Law Clinic ‘highly commended’ at prestigious pro bono awards

The Open University (OU) Law School's Open Justice Centre’s Law Clinic is toasting its success at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards on Monday night (3 December 2018).

The Law Clinic, which offers free online legal advice led by OU students working collaboratively under the supervision of qualified solicitors, was highly commended in the ‘Best new pro bono activity’ category.

1st December 2018

Open Justice Centre is improving lives through online learning for the advice sector

The OU Law School’s Open Justice Centre has developed a prototype online learning module in discrimination and human rights law training for charities.

This follows a five-month collaborative project earlier this year with AdviceUK, the UK’s largest network of independent social welfare advice organisations, which was funded by a £67,000 grant from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

2nd November 2018

Open sesame! Street law pioneer from America passes on his expertise

OU Law School students came from far and wide to benefit from an intensive weekend residential masterclass in street law from one of its gurus.

Street law, established in the 1970s, is where the law is made more accessible to secondary school pupils by students delivering sessions on topics such as human rights, social media law, and legal careers.

1st November 2018

Unlocking Potential Event 2018 - the transformative power of education in prisons

The Open Justice Centre and St Giles Trust attended an evening event at the Open University in October 2018 that brought together leading academics, practitioners and students from the Open University, St Giles Trust and Cambridge University;- all keen to share their research and experiences with a wider audience. It was followed by a question panel chaired by former Justice Minister (England), Sir Simon Hughes, to discuss this crucially important topic in the 21st century.

2nd October 2018
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