Orientation

New Melbourne JD students take part in an orientation program to give them a taste of what studying with us will be like and to ensure that they are well prepared to commence their degree.

This exciting program of activities for 2019 JD students takes place from Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 February 2019 with the core orientation program (compulsory) on Thursday. A brief outline of the activities is provided below, with more detailed information to come.

Day/DateActivity
International students only
Wednesday 6 February 2019
  • Welcome by the Dean
  • Campus Community introduction
  • Q+A panel with current international JD students
  • Law Students’ Society International and Global Law Students Association social activities
All students
Thursday 7 February 2019
  • Welcome by the Dean
  • Introduction to the expectations of graduate law students
  • Q+A panel with current JD students
  • Introduction to the Melbourne Law School's student organisations and co-curricular activities
  • Legal Method and Reasoning (LMR) subject overview
  • Oration lecture
  • Law Students’ Society social event
Friday 8 February 2019
  • Library tours
  • Drop in sessions with staff to discuss JD course, support services, careers advice, mentoring and international opportunities
  • Later Law Students' Network social gathering