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Open Justice: Digital innovation to support social justice and improve employability

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The Open University Business Network and Business Perspectives Programme are here to help you. We want to share our insights into leadership and management to help your business flourish.

This Breakfast Briefing will be led by Hugh McFaul, Lecturer in Law at The Open University Law School, and will include a demonstration of the Open Justice virtual reality app.

Hugh is the public legal education lead for The Open University Law School’s Open Justice Centre. The Centre provides free legal advice and guidance on contract, tort and consumer issues, to people and groups who may struggle to access appropriate legal support.

In this interactive briefing, Hugh will showcase Open Justice's use of digital innovation in teaching and research to support the development of student employability skills and to promote access to justice. He will provide insights to how the law school has used digital innovation to best support developing skills for our students to succeed in the modern world – innovation which could help shape your employees’ skills. 

Delegates will be briefed on the development of an online legal advice clinic. This innovative online approach allows students to provide free legal advice, under supervision of qualified solicitors, to members of the public. They will also be invited to explore a virtual reality application designed to develop law students’ professional presentation skills.

It is hoped that this presentation will provoke a discussion on how digital innovation can be best used to support undergraduates in developing the skills they need to succeed in the modern economy, along with how you think it could help you and your organisation.

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Hugh McFaul

Lecturer in Law, The Open University Law School. Hugh has research interests in law and religion, legal ethics and technology enhanced learning, and is a member of the Open Justice pro-bono centre.

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The Breakfast Briefing event is held at The Open University’s campus in Milton Keynes with breakfast served at 08:00. The presentation will start at 08:30 – 09:30 with an opportunity for networking at the end.

We expect this event to be very popular, so please book early as places are limited.

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The Breakfast Briefings are a series of face-to-face events, as part of The Open University Business Network and Business Perspectives programme. These events aim to foster collaboration and create an opportunity to explore together the latest and best of business thinking. We understand business and want to help your business flourish by sharing our insights into leadership and management at this series of collaborative events. In between briefings, why not join the Business Network on LinkedIn.

To learn more about Open Justice, please visit the website.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:00 to 10:00
The Hub Suites, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
OUBS Business Network Team

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