Open Justice is working to provide opportunities for OU law students and academics to engage with their communities through providing public legal education opportunities online, in schools, in prisons and in courts.
If your organisation would be interested in working with Open Justice to provide public legal education opportunities on legal topics of importance to your community, please contact us.
The Digital Justice project gives students the opportunity to consider how technology can be used to support the public understanding of law. Students design and build apps and chatbots that provide legal information on a specified legal topic.
The Open Justice Centre runs an in-house criminal justice clinic where students research and advise on live criminal cases under the direct supervision of a solicitor.
The Open Justice policy clinic offers students the opportunity of gaining experience by carrying out legal policy and advocacy work for a charitable or third sector organisation or to influence government policy.
For the International Law Project students undertake a piece of practical legal work with an international focus, covering topics such as international human rights law and / or international humanitarian law. It includes legal work to assist international non-governmental organisations, communities or groups of individuals.
Free online learning created by the Open Justice Centre in collaboration with our partners.
Mediation provides an effective and non-adversarial form of dispute resolution which is now recognised and promoted within the UK justice system.
Street Law provides opportunities for OU law students and academics to engage with their communities through providing public legal education opportunities in schools and community groups.