The Law Students' Study Area is for the exclusive use of Melbourne Law School students studying either the Melbourne JD, Melbourne Law Masters or Graduate Research degrees. The area is located on level three of the Law Building and requires swipe card access using your student card.
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Access to Law Students' Study Area
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 submit a request for access.
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:
- That their student card has not expired. Expired cards will need to be replaced.
- That their students card is functioning correctly. To check this, you will need to test your card against a card reader (eg 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.
- If the area is open, your card is valid and 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.
- Committee members of the MLS Journal and Law Student Societies should visit the MLS Student Association LMS Community for additional access details.
Additional study spaces
All Melbourne Law School students will have access to the Law Library and the Level 5 study area:
- Space name
- Law Library (includes discussion rooms available for booking)
- Levels 3, 4 and 5 (entrance on level 3), Melbourne Law School building
- Opening Hours
- Law Library Opening Hours
- Space name
- Level 5 study area (includes syndicate rooms available for booking)
- Level 5, Melbourne Law School building
- Opening Hours
- Weekdays: 7.30am–10pm
University holidays: 10am–6pm
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:
- Baillieu Library – opening hours
- Brownless Biomedical Library – opening hours
- Brownless Biomedical Library After Hours Study Zone - opening hours
- Eastern Resource Centre – opening hours
- Giblin Eunson Library – opening hours
- Giblin Eunson Library After Hours Study Zone – opening hours
- Physics Podium, David Caro Building (walkway access)
- The Graduate Centre in the 1888 building – 24/7 access for graduate students
- Other popup study spaces during SWOTVAC. opening hours and all other library opening hours
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 Melbourne Law School locations or extended access outside of opening hours, will not be granted.