UNSW Law & Justice provides all the support you’ll need to do your best in your studies and to make your studies fulfilling. We’re committed to fostering a learning environment that provides our students with a world-class legal education. We’ve got your back with study and academic support and financial aid, as well as health and wellbeing support.

Academic contacts

Your lecturer is generally the first person you would speak to if you have any concerns about academic matters. If that doesn't seem appropriate, or you're not comfortable doing so, the order of consultation is: 

You are very welcome to approach the academic staff, although you should not expect that every academic will be available to you every minute. Teaching is only one part of an academic’s job, so make an appointment or find out when their consulting hours are. 

International Student Academic Advisors 

Here at UNSW Law & Jusitce, we have International Student Support Advisors who are academic members of staff and your first port of call for any academic issues or concerns you might have. The Advisors also convene workshops throughout the year on a range of topics such as preparing for class, class participation and preparing for your assessments. 

Have a question? Contact the International Student Academic Advisors: 

Lu Wang

Nofar Sheffi

Support contacts

Of course, you can always ask your LawPLUS Mentor or your Peer Tutor as a first step. 

LawPLUS Peer Mentoring Program 

All first-year law students are encouraged to be involved in the LawPLUS Peer Mentoring Program, or as early as possible. This program runs through Term 1 each year and aims to help new students settle into UNSW Law's unique and vibrant student culture. 

Peer Tutor Program 

The Peer Tutor Program is for all first-year students. It is free and involves a group of four students meeting to have a first attempt at reading materials for class and to get support with an experienced law student.  

The program is always very popular and is separate from the LawPlus program run by UNSW LawSoc. You can sign up at the beginning of term on the relevant Moodle course page for:

  • T1 LAWS1052/JURD7152 Introducing Law and Justice
  • T2 LAWS1061/JURD7161 Torts
  • T1 JURD7829  Legal Writing in Context

In addition there are exam revision workshops held at the end of each term. 

UNSW Law Society 

The UNSW Student Law Society (LawSoc) carries out many functions for students while they attend the Law School. It organises a range of social events including the annual Law Camp for first-year students to make new friends. LawSoc also hosts careers fairs and talks, professional skills competitions and produces a range of publications. 

Financial assistance 

Studying Law full-time can leave little room for work, so if you hit financial difficulties, you can seek out the following services for financial assistance:   

  • Student loans from UNSW 

  • Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy payments from Centrelink 

  • HECS-HELP loans to cover all or part of the student contribution amount 

  • FEE-HELP loans to help pay part or all of tuition fees 

  • Assistance for international students 

  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship

Health and wellbeing

UNSW Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are available Monday to Friday to help students while they are residing in Australia with: 

  • Counselling for individuals 

  • Support and transition to university 

  • Motivational support 

  • Personal skills development 

  • Psychological services 

  • Anxiety and mood management 

  • Stress management programs 

  • We also offer online self-help guides and newsletters, programs and workshops 

CAPS can also offer information about other mental health services external to UNSW to meet your needs.