Course Planning and Advice

JD students have access to exciting and challenging opportunities in diverse fields of study. The links below provide further information on the opportunities available, and course planning advice to coordinate your enrolments.

JD course plans

Enrichment opportunities

Course planning

When emailing, please use your University student email account and include your Student ID Number.

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General course planning
  • General discussion about my studies
  • Structuring my course
  • Completing my course – final year
  • Leave of absence
  • Study issues
  • Further study

Students can contact Stop 1 via phone, email or live chat. Stop 1 is also available for drop-in sessions.

Complex course planning
  • Course planning: implications of failing a subject, withdrawing from a compulsory subject, or taking a leave of absence
  • Elective subject selection (excluding enrolment in electives)
  • Discussing outcomes of Course Unsatisfactory Progress Committee
  • Course withdrawal

Students may make an appointment with the Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning), a JD Course Director, or the Associate Dean (JD):

Seeking advice

When emailing, please use your University student email account and include your Student ID Number.

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Wellbeing and equity

The Student Academic Adjustment and Wellbeing Officer 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. Examples of possible supports include:

Student Academic Adjustment and Wellbeing Officer
MLS Academic Support Office (Level 6)


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

Global learning opportunities
  • Degree partnerships
  • Global subjects:
    • Global Lawyer
    • Indigenous Law in Aotearoa and Australia
    • Law and Legal Practice in Asia

Global learning opportunities

Academic Programs Coordinator 
MLS Academic Support Office (Level 6)


  • Applying for Study Overseas programs or Non-partner programs

Visit Study Overseas in order to learn more about your study options.

Students must register and attend a myWorld First Step Discussion Workshop to learn more about the process for exchange.

Further enquiries can be directed to a Study Overseas Advisor at Stop 1.

Work Integrated Learning/Melbourne Law School Clinics
  • Disability Human Rights Clinic
  • International Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Law Apps
  • Legal Internship
  • Public Interest Law Clinic
  • Street Law
  • Sustainability Business Clinic

MLS Clinics

Work Integrated Learning
MLS Academic Support Office (Level 6)

Law Library
  • Legal research skills, development and advice
  • EndNote/RefWorks/Zotero
  • Study applications/Internet use

Law Library


Legal Academic Skills
  • Legal writing and analysis
  • Legal research
  • Academic skills

Legal Academic Skills Centre (LASC)

Located on Level 3 (Law Library)
Book a consultation with a LASC staff member.

  • Steps to practising law
  • Resources
  • Resume, cover letter and application writing review and advice
  • Career planning and goal setting
  • Interview advice and mock interviews
  • Workshops and seminars

Melbourne Law School Career Services


Academic staff appointments

You can make an appointment with a Course Director, or other appropriate members of academic staff, either directly or by referral. Academic staff can advise you on course content, specific law knowledge, career goals and aspirations within the context of their role as Course Director or particular area of expertise.

Course Directors will refer administrative queries to a professional staff member in the Academic Support Office or the Student Services team.

To make an appointment with a Course Director or the Associate Dean (JD), please email Contact details for other academic staff will be offered during referral by a professional staff member or Course Director.

Further queries

If you have any queries that have not been addressed, please email