JD students

JD Orientation events

All events will be hosted online via Zoom. Zoom links are available on the JD LMS Community. If you are unable to access the community, please confirm that you have enrolled in your subjects.

Explore the full program for all students below.

Day 1 - Wednesday 2 February 2022

Come and meet the Dean, Associate Dean (JD) and Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning) who will provide you with an overview of the JD and what to expect for the duration of your course. Hear from current JD students and learn about the extra support services available throughout your student life.

Wednesday 2 February 2022
9.30am

Welcome to Country

Wednesday 2 February 2022
9.45am

Dean and Associate Dean's welcome

A formal welcome to the Juris Doctor Program by Melbourne Law School's Dean - Professor Pip Nicholson and Associate Dean (JD) - Associate Professor Arlen Duke

Indigenous introduction

Presented by Associate Dean and Senior Research Fellow (Indigenous Programs) - Eddie Cubillio

Wednesday 2 February 2022
10.30am

Student wellbeing and professionalism

Presented by Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning) -  Associate Professor Judith Marychurch

Wednesday 2 February 2022
11am

Morning tea break

Wednesday 2 February 2022
11.15pm

Law Library essentials

An overview of what you need to know to make the most of the Law Library’s amazing print and online collections and the Law Library staff’s expertise.

Getting IT ready

Come along to this information session and Q+A on everything you need to know about using IT at Melbourne Law School, obtaining Student IT assistance and free software.

Occupational health and safety briefing

Learn about important emergency procedures and safety information at the Law School.

Wednesday 2 February 2022
11.45am

Course planning

Presented by Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning) - Associate Professor Judith Marychurch

Wednesday 2 February 2022
12.15am

Melbourne Law School building virtual tour

Presented by the Law Students' Society

Day 2 - Thursday 3 February 2022

Thursday 3 February 2022
9.30am

Student life

Presented by Associate Dean (Student Life) - Brad Jessup

Thursday 3 February 2022
10am

Student association presentations

Thursday 3 February 2022
10.30am

Legal academic skills

Presented by Associate Professor in Legal Writing and Academic Skills - Chantal Morton

EAGLE program

Presented by the EAGLE coordinator for the first year program

In the EAGLE program, later year JD students facilitate small groups of up to 10 new JD students.

Thursday 3 February 2022
11am

EAGLE panel

At this session you will hear more about the program from students responsible for delivering the small group sessions.

Thursday 3 February 2022
11.15am

Morning tea break

Thursday 3 February 2022
11.30am

Student panel

Current JD students will share their insights and advice on how to thrive in the JD program.

Day 3 (optional) - Friday 4 February 2022

Friday 4 February 2022
10-11am

Drop-in sessions

  • Drop-in session 1 - General queries (Arlen Duke)
  • Drop-in session 2 - Course planning and wellbeing (Judith Marychurch)
  • Drop-in session 3 - Legal academic skills (Chantal Morton)
  • Drop-in session 4 - Careers (Chris Cheng)
  • Drop-in session 5 - Law Library (Carole Hinchcliff)