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June 30, 2020

How To Develop Your Critical Thinking Skills

Aleksandra Nowicka explains how to develop your critical thinking skills for online tests!
June 29, 2020
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Handling Coronavirus among the Homeless: a Comparison of National Approaches

Melissa Owens explores the impact of Covid-19 on the homeless population, comparing the UK, Nevada (US) and France's approach to tacking the key issues at hand
June 26, 2020

OU Law students develop chatbots to support the public with domestic abuse, injunctions and legal aid

Law students from The Open University have been working with legal automation platform, Josef, to develop a series of chatbots to support the public with legal issues such as domestic abuse and injunctions.
June 24, 2020
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Commercial Awareness Competition – Creating a level playing field for Non-Russell Group Law Schools

Denis Viskovich explains how he’s levelling the playing field to make it fair for all students seeking to join commercial firms.
June 24, 2020

Modern Slavery: Slave contracts, human and labour rights

Slavery is not a thing of the past. The modern form of slavery is exemplified in the contractual drafting practices and particularly observable in the entertainment industry, among others. Read this article to challenge some current legal procedures and reflect on the expanding definition of slavery.
June 18, 2020
Immigration Health Surcharge

Why the Government’s U-turn on the Immigration Health Surcharge Needs to Go Further

Athiei Ajuong from the Immigration Advice Service looks at the government's recent u-turn on the Immigration Health Surcharge.
June 18, 2020
Blue Light

Police misconduct in the UK

In this article, Neel Amin examines the state of policing and the effect on racial and ethnic minority communities in Britain today.
June 14, 2020
Prison

“Innocent Defendants”. Can we really have faith that our legal system does not deprive the freedom of innocent people?

In this article, Konstantina Nouka explores the issues surrounding miscarriages of justice.
June 1, 2020
Lockdown

A democratic criticism of lockdown – a fine balance

This article by guest contributor Benjamin Coady aims to make the democratic case for an easing of lockdown restrictions. The scales of risk vs. liberty have tipped in the wrong direction