LawPLUS Peer Mentoring Program & The King & Wood Mallesons JD Impact Program | Law

LawPLUS Peer Mentoring Program & The King & Wood Mallesons JD Impact Program

UNSW LawPLUS is a peer mentoring program designed to help new students adjust to university life and the Law School. LawPLUS aims to introduce newcomers to the vibrant student culture and inclusive environment of the Law School.

It is a joint initiative of UNSW Law and the UNSW Law Society, and is supported by the UNSW Counselling Unit. The program is coordinated and run by student volunteers throughout the year and encompasses:

  • Weekly group meetings with student mentors (Semester 1)
  • Exciting social events (all year)
  • Wide range of skills workshops and presentations (all year)

You and a small group of other new law students will be mentored by experienced law students who will assist you in your transition into the Law School from high school, workplace or another field of study. LawPLUS also provides invaluable opportunities to meet other students outside of class hours in both an intimate social setting and large group environment. The new skills workshops are also specifically designed to help new law students thrive and survive in Law School.

How do I get involved?

All first year Law students (undergraduate and transfer) are encouraged to sign up for the LawPLUS program. Registration opens in late February during Orientation week.

Join our Facebook group for information on how to register, and for regular updates and information about all the exciting opportunities and events that are happening with LawPLUS! Feel free to email the coordinators at if you have any enquiries.


The King & Wood Mallesons JD Impact Program

Survive. Adapt. Thrive.

The King & Wood Mallesons JD Impact Program is a peer mentoring program designed to assist mature students in making a successful transition into law school. It is run by JDs for JDs. The program works by organising weekly group meetings at the start of semester with trained JD mentors.

New JD students have the opportunity to regularly meet fellow students who have successfully adjusted to law school and can give them advice about studying law at UNSW. It is an opportunity to interact and learn from students who have managed to balance the rigours of a law degree with other personal and professional commitments.

JD mentors are expected to draw upon their own experiences of studying law to help new JD students settle in and navigate through the first few weeks of law school. For them, it is a chance to develop a wide range of leadership skills and meet new people.

For more information, please email the coordinators at