Maintaining positive wellbeing is imperative to successful and rewarding studies. Both the University and the Law School have a number of services designed to support and assist student wellbeing, as well as policies and procedures to help manage conditions and circumstances affecting wellbeing.

The Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning), Judith Marychurch, has academic responsibility for wellbeing issues within the Law School and chairs the Student Equality and Wellbeing Committee. Judith works closely with the Academic Programs Coordinator (Wellbeing) and other members of staff, and the student body in relation to both individual and collective wellbeing issues. This academic leadership role identifies areas for development at a policy or curriculum level and provides an escalation point for complex wellbeing matters.

Wellbeing support

The Academic Programs Coordinator (Wellbeing) provides a triaging service to assist students who require additional support for their studies and assessment. This service helps students by identifying challenges, providing additional study and assessment support within Melbourne Law School policy guidelines, and referring students to a range of University Services.

Academic Programs Coordinator (Wellbeing)
MLS Academic Support Office (Level 6)

Please email with 2-3 dates and times to request an appointment.

If you have any relevant documentation (medical certificates, health reports, death certificates, etc) please bring these with you.

Course planning and wellbeing

If you need assistance with course planning and advice, please contact Stop 1 or, for complex matters, the Assistant Dean – Teaching & Learning, jmarychurch@unimelb.edu.au. Many inquiries can be addressed via email and when they can’t students can make an appointment (please indicate days and times you are available). For further information on seeking course planning assistance, see:

JD students

Melbourne Law Masters students

For any comments, suggestions or queries in relation to wellbeing within the Law School, please contact judith.marychurch@unimelb.edu.au.

Emergency and Crisis Response

If you witness an emergency in or around campus, please call Security at +61 3 8344 6666 or (freecall) 1800 246 066. If you believe the crisis is life-threatening, please call 000 immediately and then call Security to advise them of the ongoing emergency. If you, a family member, friend or fellow student is facing a mental health emergency or crisis, please refer to Counselling and Psychological Services.

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