Alongside Get Started at Melbourne, which contains all the information you need to begin your course, the details below provide additional information relevant to the JD course.
Enrol in your course
Once you have activated your university account and completed your administrative enrolment, the next step is to enrol in subjects.
Enrolment for 2022 subjects opens Monday 15 November. Please note that if your offer is conditional, you need to satisfy your offer conditions before you can enrol in subjects.
You are required to enrol in the first year compulsory subjects for the full year. Please refer to the JD course entry in the Handbook for further details and alternative course plans. Students studying on a student visa must choose the three year course plan to fulfil the requirements of their visa.
Full-time study load – First Year
- Legal Method and Reasoning (LAWS50023) (Foundation subject)
- Constitutional Law (LAWS50028)
- Contracts (LAWS50029)
- Disputes and Ethics (LAWS90140)
- Legal Theory (LAWS50031)*
*Legal Theory (LAWS50031) is also offered in November/December and places are quota restricted.
Part-time study load (Domestic students only) – First year
- Legal Method and Reasoning (LAWS50023) (Foundation subject)
Note: Part-time students should only enrol in Legal Method and Reasoning (LAWS50023) and Obligations (LAWS50026) at this time. You will be contacted in early January to arrange a course advice appointment before you can enrol in other first year subjects.
First half year JD subjects
REMINDER – While restrictions are in place we will continue to offer online options for students who are unable to attend the campus. However, once they have eased and it is safe to return to campus, students will be required to attend in-person classes for their JD subjects. See Coronavirus (COVID-19): student advice and support.
Starting with Legal Method and Reasoning on 7 February 2022 (Summer Term), all first year JD compulsory subjects taught in the first half of the year will be offered as ‘Dual Delivery’ – this means for all students pre-recorded lecture content will be available online via Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) and then students will have a choice of attending an on-campus tutorial or an online tutorial. See further information regarding delivery modes.
Second half year subjects
The delivery modes for subjects taught in the second half of the year (Winter Term, Semester 2 and November/December intensives) will indicate ‘On campus’ in the handbook, however, these delivery modes have not been confirmed yet. Delivery modes for second half of the year subjects will be confirmed at a later stage once we have greater clarity on what the second half of the year might look like.
Students will need to register to classes using MyTimetable. You will be able to self-allocate classes for the Summer Term (Legal Method and Reasoning) from Tuesday 23 November and enter your class timetable preferences for Semester 1 from Tuesday 11 January 2022. Further details will be provided closer to the time but there are a few things to take note of:
- When you are selecting your timetable for ‘Dual Delivery’ subjects you should be mindful when choosing ‘on campus’ for your tutorials as coming to the campus will be a little different while Victorian Government public health and safety measures and restrictions are in place.
- We all have a responsibility to keep our campus safe and healthy, and it is essential that you adhere to all directions before you return and while on campus.
Fees, bursaries and scholarships
See further information on fees, bursaries and scholarships and the JD Bursary scheme including frequently asked questions.
Get a student card
After you have enrolled you need to upload your photo to the CaptureMe service before you can get a student card. See further information on student cards.
Statement of Liability and Student Invoice
You can access a statement of your fees and due dates through my.unimelb. We encourage you to check this as soon as you can as fees are often due soon after you have enrolled. This should be accessible from the day after you have completed your online enrolment.
A Student Invoice is generated for each invoicing period for which fees are owed. You will be sent an email notification when a Student Invoice is available. Student Invoices are not posted.
The Melbourne JD orientation will be held in the first week of February. More information will be provided.
Electronic subject materials will be provided for most JD subjects. It is anticipated that these will be available approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of classes. You will be notified via your University email account when subject materials are available via the Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) subject page.
Some JD subjects require the purchase of a textbook. The subject handbook entry will confirm if you must purchase a textbook/s for the subject. In some instances the University has purchased an ebook license for textbooks, enabling students to access their textbooks for free via the library catalogue. Note that the licenses may be limited (ie only allow for three concurrent users).
Please ensure you check the relevant subject page on the Canvas LMS prior to the commencement of each subject for any special requirements, and other important information.
See information for current students for additional information.
Frequently asked questions about your offer
When do I need to accept and enrol in the JD?
You need to accept your place, complete your enrolment in the course and enrol in Legal Method and Reasoning by 9 December 2021. However, we recommend that you accept your offer and enrol in subjects as soon as you can so that you can be ready to register for your Legal Method and Reasoning classes.
If you have a conditional offer, you need to accept your offer by 9 December 2021 so we can hold your place for you. Once you’ve met your offer conditions, you will be able to log in and enrol in subjects.
I can’t accept my offer. Can you help?
Please contact Stop 1 where a staff member would be able to assist.
I am completing summer subjects. What if I can’t meet my offer conditions in December?
To qualify for a provisional enrolment, you need to:
- Complete any teaching component for any summer subjects before the start of our course on 7 February 2022 and
- Be able to show evidence of completing your course by 31 March 2022 to remain enrolled in the JD.
If you are able to assure us that you can meet both requirements above, please email email@example.com so we can arrange your provisional enrolment. Please note that we cannot organise a provisional enrolment for students applying for a student visa.
Am I able to extend my offer acceptance deadline?
No. Due to the high level of interest in our 2021 intake, we need to know by the acceptance deadline (17 December 2020) if you are likely to take up your place. Your offer lapses (considered declined) if you do not respond by the deadline. We will have a subsequent round of offers for any places not taken up in our earlier round.
If you would like to reserve your place, please accept your offer at Get Started at Melbourne. You can do this even if you are yet to meet your offer conditions.
What if someone does not take up their CSP or Bursary? Will there be more offered?
The offer acceptance deadline is 9 December 2021. We may have a subsequent round of offers for Commonwealth Supported Places, bursaries and scholarships not taken up by that deadline. All applicants who did not get an unsuccessful outcome will automatically be considered. This may include those who have declined their prior offer if their offer fee type has changed.
You do not need to do anything to be considered in a later round and we will not be accepting Semester 2 results. Only applicants whose outcomes have changed will be notified before 24 December.
If I’m offered a place this year, can I defer my place?
We will not be approving any deferral applications this year for the standard 2022 entry.
Students who meet the entry requirements through the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship Program and those with a fee place guarantee will be able to defer.
I applied for Advanced Standing (credit) for prior graduate law studies, when will I find out the outcome?
If you applied for Advanced Standing (credit) at time of application, we will endeavour to notify all applicants of outcome before 24 December. If you applied later than the application deadline, we will still assess your application but may only notify you of outcome in January prior to the commencement of the course.