Facilities and Resources

The following are a list of facilities and resources available to graduate researchers in the Melbourne Law School.

MLS Graduate Researcher Community on Canvas

The MLS Graduate Researcher Community has been launched on Canvas. All MLS graduate researchers are automatically enrolled into this community.

Here you will find general resources to assist you in your studies, along with important announcements, enrichment opportunities and other information relevant to you as you progress through your candidature.

Recordings currently available from the 2021 Research Support Program and 2021 Graduate Research Practical Skills Program can be viewed from the community.

Faculty Research Seminar Series

Faculty Research Seminars are held each Monday during semester. The seminars provide a forum for discussing the research of faculty members, visitors and graduate researchers. Graduate researchers have a standing invitation to these seminars, with reminders included in the Law Research Weekly.

Further information about the program can be viewed on the Faculty Research Seminar Series page.

Workspaces within the Law School

Melbourne Law School seeks to provide a workspace and computer for all full-time Law graduate researchers. Where possible, it also seeks to provide spaces for its part-time graduate researchers. All workspaces, whether on the academic floors (Levels 7-9) or within the Law Library, are equipped with a computer, filing cabinet and desk drawers.

Law Library Carrels for Part-Time Graduate Researchers

Subject to availability part-time candidates can apply for short-term use of a carrel in the Law Library in the first instance or, if there are no available carrels in the Law Library, on one of academic floors. Candidates should contact the Office for Research at least two weeks in advance of the required booking and must vacate the carrel promptly at the conclusion of the booking. However, please be aware that due to the high demand for carrels, bookings for part-time candidates are strictly subject to availability and only on a short-term basis.

Student Card (24hr) Access to the Law Building

All Law graduate researchers are entitled to a student card allowing 24 hr access to the Law Building and the Law Library. If you are allocated a workspace in the Law Building or Law Library, you will need to have your student card activated in order to access the building after hours. Please contact the Office for Research for the facilitation of this service.

Common Rooms

All Law graduate researchers are welcome to use the staff common room on Level 9 of the Law School Building; your swipe card should provide access to this room. In addition, graduate researchers are also able to use the Graduate Common Room on Level 6 of the building, which provides access to tea and coffee making facilities. Please note that access to these rooms is restricted to the opening hours of the Law Building.

Student Computing in the Law School

Melbourne Law School provides all Law graduate researchers who have been allocated a workspace within the Law School building with access to a desktop computer. Graduate researchers also have access to the computers within the Computer Labs located in the Law Library. There are over 2,800 outlets for laptop connection within the Law School building.

Students with Disabilities

The University of Melbourne has a proud history of supporting the participation of students with outstanding academic potential irrespective of disability or educational disadvantage.

Please refer to the Student Equity and Disability Support web site for further information on students with disabilities.

Melbourne Law School also has information on Student Equity and Disability support for Melbourne Law School students.