Continuing Juris Doctor Students | Law

Continuing Juris Doctor Students

Re-enrolmentKey Dates
JD Progression Plans Sequence of Study
Compulsory Courses in the CBD Campus in 2018Student Services Reserved Places
School Consent Enrolment in Core Courses Distribution of Elective Places between LLB and JD
Timetable Clash Policy Class Attendance Requirements
School Consent Electives Enrolment Deadlines
Enrolment Limits Enrolments Above Degree Requirements
Overload Requests Course Cancellations and Timetable Change
Denial of Service Block Program Leave
Moodle, Course Outlines & Textbooks 


Continuing JD students will be able to re-enrol for Semester 2 2018 from 18 April 2018. Before you log on to myUNSW to enrol, please check the JD timetable.

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Key Dates

Semester 2 2018 Enrolment

  • 6 April 2018 - S2 2018 Timetable will be released on UNSW Class Timetable
  • 9 April 2018 - S2 2018 Course Outlines will be available on Law Course Outline website
  • 12 April 2018 - S2 2018 Timetable will be released on Law Timetable Planner
  • 18 April 2018 - Enrolment will commence via myUNSW. Students should finalise their enrolment during the S2 2018 Law Enrolment Period (18 April - 30 April 2018)
  • 23 July 2018 - Semester 2 2018 commences.
  • 29 July 2018 - Last day to vary enrolment for T2 courses.
  • 5 August 2018 - Last day to vary enrolment for T2A courses.
  • 31 August 2018 - Census Date for T2 and T2A.
  • 16 September 2018 - Last day to vary enrolment for T2B courses.
  • 23 September 2018 - Census Date for T2B.

Please refer to Key Dates for other important dates.

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Juris Doctor - Progression Plans

Please refer to the progression plans below for advice on the courses you need to enrol in for the upcoming semester. Although the program information below lists details of the entire degree program, you are required to enrol for your Semester 1 courses only when re-enrolment opens. You may also view the complete program structure in the Online Handbook.

UNSW is moving to a new academic calendar model from 2019. The new academic calendar is called UNSW3+. The new calendar will consist of three normal terms, each with ten weeks teaching, and an optional five-week summer term. Visit for more information. Please visit the UNSW3+ website for information on Law core course offerings for 2019.

Exceptions to the JD Progression Plans

In 2013 UNSW Law implemented a New Curriculum for the JD degree.  All re-enrolling students will be required to enrol in the new curriculum courses.  To view the equivalent new curriculum courses, please refer to the New Curriculum Table for further information. For all New Curriculum information, please refer to New Curriculum Updates.

Students who commenced in 2012

Please refer to the relevant Transitional Plans for the New Curriculum instead of the 2012 Online Handbook. If you are a final or penultimate year student and would like confirmation on the courses left to complete your degree - please complete the Progression Check Form.

Students who commenced prior to 2012

Please refer to the relevant Transitional Plans for the New Curriculum or the relevant Online Handbook Program Entry in the year they started. You are required to complete your program requirements according to the year in which you first started your dual law degree. The relevant Online Handbook links are below for you. If you are a final or penultimate year student and would like confirmation on the courses left to complete your degree - please complete the Progression Check Form.

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Sequence of Study

Students are expected to study courses in the sequence as set out in the appropriate Progression Plans above.

In some semesters, students may not be able to follow the strict sequence of enrolment. Please note that some core courses are offered in both semesters to provide flexibility to students in building a suitable timetable for the semester.

To enrol in an elective, students must complete 36 UOC of JD courses for pre-2013 students and 72 UOC of JD courses for students commencing their JD from 2013 onwards including all the academic pre-requisites required to study the nominated elective. For example JURD7427 Advanced Debt Capital Markets has pre-requisites of 36 UOC or 72 UOC and an academic pre-requisite of JURD7224 Business Associations

Students who study out of sequence cannot subsequently request special concessions during the enrolment process.

A Note Regarding Pre-requisites and Enrolment Requirement:

  • If you attempt to enrol in an elective and receive the error message “Requirements not met” it could be because you have not completed the required academic pre-requisites or co-requisites OR the 36UOC or 72UOC enrolment requirement.
  • A list of common error messages and their explanations can be found on myUNSW which may explain why you cannot enrol in a course.

To check for any course enrolment requirement, please refer to the Online Handbook course pages.

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Compulsory Courses at the CBD campus in 2018

Limited capacity will be available in some core courses at the CBD campus according to the following schedule. 

UNSW Law has not yet determined which core courses will be offerred at the CBD campus in 2019. 

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Student Services Reserved Places (SSPs)

A small number of places are reserved in each core and elective courses during the S2 2018 Law Enrolment Period (18 April - 30 April 2018). Please refer to the Law Reserved Places Enrolment Policy on Law Policies, Procedures & Student Forms for further information. Eligible students should lodge their applications when enrolment opens via the Student Services Places Form. Applications will be available at 9am, 18 April 2018 and close at 12pm, 30 April 2018.

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Students who wish to request School Consent enrolment in core courses and are eligible to apply for SSPs must complete the SSP Form during the S2 2018 Law Enrolment Period (18 April - 30 April 2018). Applications from 12pm, 30 April 2018 onwards should be lodged via the Manual Enrolment Form.

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Timetable Clash Policy

Please refer to the Law Timetable Clash Policy on Law Policies, Procedures & Student Forms for details.

If you have a timetable clash and you have obtained permission from the lecturer, please complete the Manual Enrolment Form. Please make sure you upload your supporting permission from your relevant lecturer for your manual enrolment request.

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Class Attendance Requirements

Please refer to the Law Class Attendance Requirements Policy on Law Policies, Procedures & Student Forms for details.

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Distribution of Places between LLB and JD students in Electives

Approximately 70% of elective places are allocated for LLB students and 30% for JD students. This ratio is calculated based on the demand from these two cohorts. UNSW Law reserves the right to change the ratio and reduce/release places as demand changes.

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Students cannot enrol in these courses via myUNSW and must apply by submitting a formal application online by the relevant deadline.

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Enrolment Deadlines

We strongly encourage all students to finalise their enrolment in courses as soon as Enrolment commences. 

Each teaching period has specific deadlines for adding or dropping courses. Add and drop deadlines are different. You can view the Add deadlines and Course Withdrawal deadlines for different teaching periods on myUNSW under Key Dates. You can also view the university Academic Calendar on myUNSW.

It is your responsibility to manage your enrolment and to ensure that you enrol in/drop out of courses by the appropriate deadlines. Adding a course after enrolment has closed is not permitted.

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Enrolment Limits

Students should refer to the Law Enrolment Limits Policy on Law Policies, Procedures & Student Forms for details.

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Enrolments Above Degree Requirements

Some students in their final year may request for enrolment in an extra elective. For example some students may wish to participate in a Moot competition, an internship or wish to complete a research project or enrol in an elective that will benefit their future career. Students should be aware that any additional enrolment “above degree requirements” will be charged at the non-award rate, not the HECS/Commonwealth Supported rate of fees.  If you wish to undertake a non-award enrolment, application form can be found here.

Students who only have 4 UOC left to complete have permission to enrol in a 6 UOC elective in lieu of the 4 UOC elective and do not have to pay non-award fees for the additional 2 UOC.

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Overload Requests

All requests to enrol in excess of 24 UOC must be submitted via the Overload Application Form.

The Overload Application Form will be available in February for Semester 1 and July for Semester 2. Overload requests for Semester 1 law courses will be processed ONLY at the end of February, after all the re-enrolling and new enrolments have been finalised. Semester 2 overload applications will be processed in mid-July ONLY.

Core course overloads

Students are generally permitted to overload ONLY with a Law elective (if eligible to do electives). Students who are in the elective stage of their degree program CANNOT request an overload in a core course. For example, if you have studied out of sequence and have a core course remaining in your final year of study, you must enrol online into that core course, and then request an overload into an additional elective. Please refer to the overload rules and eligibility in the application form.

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Law Policies, Procedures and Student Forms

Students should familiarise themselves with the UNSW Law Policies and Procedures published on Law Policies, Procedures & Student Forms.

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Course Cancellations and Timetable Change

UNSW Law reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course, where necessary. If a course is cancelled, students will be notified as soon as possible. The list of course cancellations will be published in Student Notices.

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Denial of Service Block

Once a Census Date has passed, some students might have a fee block or service block applied to their account due to non-payment of fees or overdue library books. This block will also prevent enrolment online on myUNSW. Please make sure you clear this block before your enrolment appointment commences. It usually takes 2-3 days for the block to be removed after payment of fees. So please make sure you allow enough time for this to be processed. Student Services will not be able to enrol you manually if you have this block.

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Program Leave

Program Leave may be granted to enrolled Juris Doctor students who wish to discontinue their current enrolment with the intention of resuming their studies at a later date. Leave is generally restricted to no more than two semesters over the duration of a student's enrolment in a program.

If you do not intend enrolling in Semester 2 2018, you must apply for Program Leave. If you do not apply for leave, your Enrolment will lapse and you will be withdrawn from your program.  Please complete the Program Leave application online via myUNSW by 31 August 2018. 

Program Leave is not usually available to International students. International students should seek advice from Student Development International (SDI) before applying for Program Leave.

Please take careful note of the deadlines and the conditions governing Program Leave or withdrawal as indicated on the Program Leave webpage. You can lodge your leave request through Online Services in myUNSW.

Sign on to myUNSW and go to Program Leave/Discontinuation (My Student Profile tab > My Student Services > Online Services > Program Leave/Discontinuation).

Once your request has been processed you'll be notified of the outcome by email to your UNSW email account. If approved, you'll also be able to view and print your leave letter online.

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Moodle, Course Outlines & Textbooks


Moodle is the online learning platform for your course, providing online materials and support designed to complement your learning. Information typically found on the site includes course outlines, course handouts, resources, and communication facilities. There may also be quizzes, forums for discussion and other activities using this platform. If you are doing take home essays you will also use the Moodle platform to upload your assignment to Turnitin. Your Moodle course will be available to you a week before the start date of the course. You can access Moodle when you log into myUNSW using your zPass and password.

For more information about navigating your online learning environment in Moodle go to the eLearning website:

Course Outlines

Further detailed information on your course can be found in the Course Outline. This is in your Moodle site at the top centre of the main page. The Course Outline is available one week before the commencement of class. If the course outline is not available please contact the convenor of the course for more information. You can also find an overview of your course in the Course Outline page on the Law website.


The Recommended Textbook lists for all courses are available on UNSW Bookshop website: at the start of semester. The course outline will usually contain information regarding procurement of textbooks.  You need to place your order for prescribed texts directly with the UNSW Bookshop (Tel: +61 2 9385 6689) or order via UNSW Bookshop website:

The UNSW Bookshop is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays. It is located at the lower section of the Quadrangle Building on the Kensington Campus.

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