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For Postgraduate Students

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Who Can Help?
If you require advice about enrolment, degree requirements, progression within programs or information about course content and requirements, contact the Faculty of Law Student Services Office, Level 2, Law Building, telephone (02) 9385 2227.
Please refer to the School of Law homepage for timetables and general information:

Advanced Standing

The policy of the School of Law is to grant credit for courses which have been successfully completed at postgraduate level in another Faculty of Law where those courses, in the opinion of the School, are equivalent in content and depth to comparable courses at UNSW. Please refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for Postgraduate Law Coursework Students.

Computing Information

The School of Law manages 2 multimedia computer laboratories equipped with around 30 computers each. A third lab comprising 20 computers is set aside for the exclusive use of postgraduate students. For printing, smart-card controlled laser printers are available to all Law students. Postgraduate research students receive their own dedicated workstations, equipped with multimedia computers and printing facilities.

All students have access to a range of research tools from the computer desktops including email, www, national and international legal databases and library catalogues. For more information, please refer to

Course Descriptions

Descriptions of courses can be found in the Online Handbook at www. Detailed Course Outlines are available on Blackboard for the current semester.

Cross-Institutional Studies

Students enrolled at in the Faculty of Law may be permitted to undertake some studies at other Australian Law Schools ('Cross-Institutional Studies') provided that they are equivalent in depth to courses at UNSW. Please note there are limitations on the amount of courses that can be studied via cross-institutional study. Please refer to the Cross Institutional Study in Postgraduate Programs for further information.

Enrolment Procedures

New students are informed of enrolment procedures at the time of offer.
Further information can be found on the Enrolment Information.

Professional Associates

In addition to full-time teaching staff in the School of Law, each year there are a small number of distinguished members of the Australian legal profession and international visitors who work in close association with full-time teachers. They participate in all aspects of the presentation of programs covered by their professional specialisation.

Student Representatives

Each year two postgraduate students - one from coursework programs and one from research - are elected to Faculty membership for the following year. Student representatives attend Faculty meetings and sit on various Faculty and School Committees.

The Law Society

The Law Society is the students' body which you automatically join on enrolling as a law student. The administration of the Society consists of the Executive and various committees. Members of the Executive and the committees are your representatives within the School of Law. As such they are there to help with problems that may arise such as assessment. They are also there to ensure that an effective student voice is presented to the School.

The Law Society organises social events, careers events, student publications, competitions and various other activities. The social events include first year law camp, Law Ball, harbour cruise, sports events, intervarsity trivia quiz and regular drinks nights and barbecues. The Law Society publishes a magazine with contributions from students, called Poetic Justice; a weekly newsletter within the faculty known as Innominate; the Law Annual; the Alternative Law Handbook and careers guides. The Law Society also runs the internal mooting, witness examination, client counselling and negotiation competitions. A speakers' forum with guest speakers from the judiciary, legal practitioners and public figures is held every couple of weeks. The Law Society and the Law Faculty also hold an annual Valedictory Dinner. The Society has officers representing the concerns of international and graduate law students, and is involved in the Australian Law Students' Association. All students are welcome to be involved.

The Law Society office is Room 305, website

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