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Access for JD and Melbourne Law Masters Students

Students will be granted a standard access level based on their course. Access will remain unchanged until the course ends.

Access for Non-Award students

Non-Award students are defined as Exchange, Study Abroad, Cross-institutional or CAP students who are completing a graduate level law subject (LAWS5####, LAWS7####, or LAWS9####).

Non-Award students enrolling in a graduate level subject should receive information in their offer letter/welcome pack advising how to request access.

Access for Graduate Research Students

MPhil or PhD students should address any access queries to

Undergraduate students

Access will not be granted to students enrolled in only undergraduate subjects (BLAW or LAWS at Levels 1, 2 and 3). This includes students undertaking a bachelor degree, exchange study, study abroad, cross-institutional study or single subject study via CAP.

"I should have access but I still can't enter?"

Students should ensure:

  1. That their student card has not expired. Expired cards will need to be replaced.
  2. That their students card is functioning correctly. To check this, you will need to test your card against a card reader (e.g. at the main entrance door of a building)
    • If the card reader beeps, this means your student card is functional.
    • If there is no beep, your student card is faulty and will need to be replaced.
  3. Members of the MLS Journal and Law Student Societies will need to email from your committee's email account to request additional access (access is granted upon request).
  4. If the area is open, your card is valid & working, and you should have access but still don't - you will need to submit a request for access to ensure your card has been configured correctly.

Melbourne Law School study spaces & access

All Melbourne Law School students will have access to the Melbourne Law School Library and the Level 5 study area:

Space name
Melbourne Law School Library
Level 3, Melbourne Law School building
Opening Hours
7.30am–11pm weekdays
10am–9pm weekends
10am–6pm University holidays
Space name
Level 5 study area
Level 5, Melbourne Law School building
Opening Hours
7.30am–11pm weekdays
10am–9pm weekends
10am–6pm University holidays

All students will also have access to the following study spaces. These have variable opening hours depending on the building and the time of year:

Note: All access is subject to the building's opening hours. Ensure you check opening hours as access not allowed outside of these times.

Requests for access to other MLS locations or extended access outside of opening hours, will not be granted.