The Open University, the UK’s leading provider of distance education, and the College of Law, the country’s leading professional law college, have sealed their successful ten-year partnership for another decade.
There are over 5,000 students currently studying on the degree programme run by the OU/College of Law partnership. This supported open access programme has enabled almost 2,000 students to graduate with an LL.B. Others have chosen to combine law modules with other disciplines.
Jane Chapman, Director of Academic Programmes and Board Member at The College of Law, said: “The College of Law is committed to opening access to the profession and this is what our partnership with the OU is all about. Our aim is to make it possible for anyone who wants to study law to have a chance of doing so. Over the past ten years this partnership has challenged the traditional beliefs and practices of legal education. We will continue to be the most innovative and challenging provider of legal education and over the next ten years we will develop a world class jointly awarded global online undergraduate law degree.”