Enrolling in Subjects

Quota restricted subjects

All subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters program are quota subjects. This means that there are a limited number of places available in each class. It is therefore advisable to enrol in your preferred subjects as soon as possible after you accept your offer of a place in a course, or as soon as the re-enrolment period opens because some subjects become fully subscribed quickly.

Enrolling in subjects

Enrolment is on a first come, first served basis. Students should self-manage their enrolment into subjects via my.unimelb. If you are unable to enrol in a subject via my.unimelb, it may mean that:

  • You do not meet the prerequisite;
  • The subject is already fully subscribed; or
  • It is past the last date to self-enrol (check the University Handbook subject page for this information).


From 2020 onwards, waitlists will still be available but will not be actioned by the Academic Support Office until the last date to self-enrol has passed. This is a change in process to previous years, and is to ensure students are self-managing their enrolment where possible. The revised process is as follows.

If a subject is full you may register yourself to its waitlist. While on the waitlist, students should continue to attempt to enrol themselves up until the published last date to self-enrol as places can and do become available. Once the subject’s last date to self-enrol has passed, students will no longer be able to attempt to enrol themselves. Should a place in the subject become available after this date, the waitlist will be reviewed and you will be contacted and given a limited period of time to respond and accept or decline the place before it is offered to the next person on the list.

Students must check the Handbook for the relevant dates of each subject they are interested in, and be aware that the last date to self-enrol for any subject typically falls around three weeks before the start of teaching

Maintaining study load

Students must be enrolled in at least one subject per semester (half year) to remain admitted to their course. Registering for the waitlist for a fully subscribed subject does not constitute an enrolment, so if you are on a waitlist for a subject you must either enrol in an alternate subject in the same half year, or apply for a leave of absence.

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