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.

Priority of places

Enrolment is on a first come, first served basis. Every effort is made to adhere to the priority order as far as possible.

Enrolment in a subject does not guarantee you a place in the subject. If you have not been successful, you will be contacted and withdrawn from the subject. Waitlists are maintained for fully subscribed subjects.

Enrolling in subjects

Students can usually self-manage their enrolment in subjects via my.unimelb. If you are unable to enrol in a subject via my.unimelb, it may mean that:

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

Current enrolment status for all 2019 Melbourne Law Masters subjects


Waitlists are maintained for subjects that are fully subscribed. If you are on the waitlist and a place becomes available 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.

Study load

Students must maintain a minimum study load of one subject per semester to remain enrolled in the course. If you are waitlisted for a subject you must either enrol in an alternate subject, or apply for a leave of absence.

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