PASS IN LAW

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does it mean for me to have a 'waiting list' position?

Students who attempt to register for a PASS in Law session that is already full will be placed on a waiting list for that session. Your waiting list number (that you received via email) tells you how far away you are from getting a confirmed position in the program. If you are close to the front of the waiting list (e.g. between 1 and 10), you have a good chance of gaining a place in the program in the near future.

The waiting lists are revised regularly as students change sessions and/ or do not attend their designated sessions. Those that miss 2 consecutive sessions will be deregistered and an invitation to those on the waiting list will be extended.

If you on the waiting list, the PASS Coordinator may also email you directly to offer you a new session before it is offered to all students.

Why have I been 'deregistered' from my session?

If you are a registered participant and have missed 2 consecutive sessions, you will receive an email stating that you have been deregistered. The next person on the waiting list will then receive an invitation to take your place in this session.

Unlike Business School PASS sessions where a student has to miss 3 consecutive sessions to be deregistered, Law students will not be able to miss more than 2 sessions in a row. PASS in Law sessions are high in demand and have very long waiting lists. The aim is to have as many students as possible participate in the PASS in Law program.

How do I access materials on e-learning?

PASS materials will be uploaded weekly onto the specific unit of study e-learning site that you are enrolled in.

The e-learning site will have a PASS tab located on the left hand side of your screen. If you click on this tab, you will find the weekly PASS materials posted.

Can I just 'show up' at any session?

We would prefer that you formally register to attend PASS so we can keep accurate records of attendance in the program.

If however if you miss your regular session, you can attend another session that week as a guest and sign into that new session as a 'guest' on the attendance sheet.

Nevertheless, if the class is at capacity (i.e. 25 students) you will be asked to leave and join another session at another time.

We will be regularly building upon this FAQs page. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact the PASS office at business.pass@sydney.edu.au or 9114 0541.

Can part time students attend JD PASS sessions?

PASS is not currently run specifically for part time JD students. However, part time students are welcome to attend PASS sessions in the units in which they are enrolled. Although there may be some mismatch between the delivery of content due to the different pace and schedule of each stream, there will be an overlap with the key concepts studied in the JD. Part time JD students may find sessions useful to consolidate central concepts and problem solving skills.