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Law and change: Scottish legal heroes
Law and change: Scottish legal heroes

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Course summary

The course authors hope that, through your studies on this course, you now have an appreciation of how and why law evolves. Law is inextricably linked with the needs of the society in which it operates and can be used as a force for change and to represent the values of society itself. Often that occurs through the work and passion of individuals in challenging inequality and injustice.

You should now have developed your own opinion about whether law deserves its reputation and understand how you could contribute to legal change, whether through participation in the parliamentary-lawmaking process, through campaigns or by challenging decisions which directly affect you.

We hope you have found the course both interesting and useful. We hope it has inspired you to think about the role you could play in engaging with change and that you are now more aware of the richness and diversity of Scotland’s legal history, its impact beyond its borders and its fiercely held independence.

Now you’ve completed Law and change: Scottish legal heroes, you may like to enrol on these free OpenLearn courses:

The Scottish Parliament and law making [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

Scottish courts and the law

Legal skills and debates in Scotland

And if you would like to take your study in this subject area further, sign up to the Open University course Law making in Scotland.