Student Equity and Disability Support

Law School Equal Opportunity Liaison Officers

Melbourne Law School (MLS) seeks to be an inclusive community, respectful of the diversity within its student and staff body, and embracing of difference. To support this diverse community, MLS has appointed Equal Opportunity Liaison Officers as contact points for MLS students identifying as within the groups set out below. The primary role of an equal opportunity liaison officer is to:

  • Liaise with, and support, MLS students within their area of remit in academic and other matters related to studying at the University;
  • Liaise with other key staff at MLS to support MLS students within their area of remit, both individually and as a group;
  • Provide advice in relation to policy and other issues affecting students within their area of remit.
Area 2019 Liaison Officer
Disability Glenn Patmore (Sem 1)
Arlen Duke (Sem 2)
Gender Jenny Morgan
International, Cultural Diversity and Non English-speaking Background (NESB) Students Jianlin Chen (Sem 1) 
Wendy Ng (Sem 2)
Later Law Students and Family Responsibilities Rebecca Nelson
LGBTIQ Brad Jessup (Sem 1)
TBC (Sem 2)

Academic Mentor - JD

Jenny Beard

The Academic Mentor – JD provides an informal contact point for JD students experiencing issues that aren’t directly related to wellbeing or their academic studies but are impacting on their experience as a law student. The Academic Mentor can listen, provide advice, support and referrals to MLS and University services. You can chat with the Academic Mentor about law or about being a law student or ask questions that you might think are too silly to ask anyone else. You can also share your experiences or concerns with the Academic Mentor about issues that don’t necessarily fall within the mandates of wellbeing or your JD studies but which are still related to being a law student or transitioning into professional life.


Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS)

The University makes reasonable adjustments to assist students with a wide range of personal circumstances that affect their ability to study on an equitable basis to other students. Reasonable adjustments are managed by the Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS) team at Stop 1. Eligibility for reasonable adjustments is determined via special consideration (ongoing support). The services provided by SEDS are designed to offset the impact of a student's circumstances on their ability to undertake their studies. It is important to understand that these adjustments must be 'reasonable' and not compromise the academic integrity of the course being studied.

You can apply for accommodations by registering for special consideration (ongoing support).

The MLS Student Academic Adjustment and Wellbeing Officer coordinates assistance arranged at SEDS.

SEDS is located at Stop 1 (Parkville). Students are advised to make an appointment to discuss any issues or concerns.

Contact SEDS


Building Services

The Law Building has the following design features:

  • All lecture theatres have hearing loop facilities and wheelchair access
  • Lifts include information in braille and speaking facilities
  • The floor layout includes bumps to aid the visually impaired
  • Toilets for disabled people are available on every level of the building.

For building queries contact Law Facilities, which is located on the Level 2 of the Law Building.

Contact Law Facilities

Phone: +61 3 8344 1111
Email: law-facilities@unimelb.edu.au