New Undergraduate students | Law

New Undergraduate students

Law Timetable Information

Please always refer to the Law Timetable Planner available on the Law website when selecting course/class to enrol. This will list the times for all classes and the rooms in which they will be taught.

Enrolment Sequence and Deadlines

Students commencing in 2019 and studying full-time should consult the Bachelor of Laws study planner for term-byterm course selection guidance.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are correctly enrolled and that the course(s) will count towards your program. Enrolment is allocated on a first come first served basis. Students are recommended to enrol as soon as they are able to.

Courses will have specific add and withdraw without penalty dates depending on the teaching period in which they fall.  Students can view the add/drop/withdraw without penalty dates applicable for different teaching periods on myUNSW under Key Dates.

Students can also view the university Academic Calendar for other important dates during the academic year.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they enrol in/drop out of courses by the appropriate date. 

Transfer Students or Internal Program Transfer Students (IPT)

Students transferring from a non-law degree to the Law double degree program with 48 UOC credit transfer are recommended to consult this study planner for their course enrolment. For further queries, please contact UNSW Law Student Services. 

Enrolment will depend on your program structure, the advanced standing you receive, any knowledge pre-requisites and availability of places in the class of your choice. 

Completion Time for Transfer Students

Students who transfer to combined law from a non-law degree will be able to complete their degree in exactly the same time as if they commenced study in Year 1 if they receive full credit - 48 UOC for their Year 1 studies.

If full credit is not received, students may need to enrol for additional terms. 

Seeking Credit for Previous Study

UNSW Law will only approve advanced standing (credit transfer) for law courses completed as part of a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor Degree at a recognised Law School of an approved tertiary institution. They must be law-related, equivalent in content and depth to comparable UNSW law courses and recognised to be admitted as a practising lawyer.

The maximum credit which can be awarded for previous studies in Law is 48 Units of Credit (UOC).

We strongly recommend that you submit your application to the UNSW Admissions Office as soon as you receive an offer.

Students are required to provide comprehensive course outlines (including a list of topics covered in the course syllabus, assessment criteria, texts and references) for the law courses completed at the other university.

If you wish to compare UNSW Law courses with equivalent courses that you have completed at other Law School, please refer to the above program plan structure for a list of the compulsory courses and to the law website at Course Outlines or the UNSW Online Handbook. The Bachelor of Laws program requirements and academic rules can be found in the UNSW Online Handbook.

UNSW Undergraduate Law Advanced Standing Rules and Regulations

Successful UNSW internal program transfer students should contact their non-law Faculty for credit transfer of their non-law courses after accepting the offer on myUNSW.

International Students

It is your responsibility to ensure you are familiar with all visa conditions attached to your student visa and comply with them.  For further information regarding student visa conditions contact Student Development International. 

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 are 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 zID and zPass.

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.


The Recommended Textbook lists for all courses are available on UNSW Bookshop website: at the start of term. 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, Fax: +61 2 9385 6633) or order via the UNSW Bookshop website:

The UNSW Bookshop is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.