2015 Enrolment and Re-Enrolment

Commencing Students
Recommencing Students (returning after suspension)
Continuing Students
Elective Units
Master's Level Electives
Assistance Completing Your Online Enrolment
Personal Timetables
Class Attendance Requirements
Relevant Links

Commencing Students

Congratulations on your Juris Doctor offer and welcome to Sydney Law School!

Accept Your Offer

Before you enrol in the Juris Doctor program you will need to accept your offer as outlined in your offer letter.

If you are a domestic student who has applied via UAC please note that you cannot defer your offer. Please also be aware of the last day to enrol:

UAC Offers (Domestic Students)

Last Day to Enrol…

Thursday 11 December 2014

Thursday 18 December 2014

Thursday 15 January 2015

Thursday 22 January 2015

Thursday 5 February 2015

Thursday 12 February 2015

Select your Attendance Type

If you are a domestic student, once you accept your offer you will need to select your attendance type:

  • Full-time (daytime classes); or
  • Part-time (evening classes)

To help you with your selection please refer to Course Information. Please note that it is not possible to subsequently change your attendance type so please choose carefully. Please also note that you cannot enrol in a combination of day and evening classes.

Plan Your Studies

The Juris Doctor is a fixed program in both full-time and part-time mode and you must enrol in your units in the sequence indicated in the Juris Doctor: Degree Structure (Full-Time) orJuris Doctor: Degree Structure (Part-Time). Once you are familiar with your degree structure, you should proceed to enrol in your units.

Complete Your Enrolment

Please visit the Enrolment Site to guide you through the enrolment process. You will need to select your units of study and complete your enrolment online at Sydney Student.

When do JD Classes Commence?

JD students commence their degree with the unit LAWS5000 Foundations of Law.

If you are a full-time student you will commence Foundations of Law on Monday 16 February 2015 which is prior to the University’s official semester commencement. This unit will be held in intensive mode on a full-time basis and you will be allocated to a class prior to unit commencement. If you are a part-time student you will commence Foundations of Law on Monday 2 March 2015. This unit will not be held in intensive mode, but rather weekly classes for the full semester.

Foundations of Law is a compulsory unit of study and is the pre-requisite for all other law units. You are required to attend this unit of study from the first day of classes and must attend all classes.

Credit for Previous Law Studies
  • If you have previously completed a unit of study as part of an Australian Juris Doctor or another postgraduate law degree and that unit has not contributed to the conferral of a qualification, you can apply to have the unit credited to your Sydney JD. You should apply for credit after you enrol via the 'My studies' tab in Sydney Student.
  • International students: If you have already received 30 credit points of credit at admission based on your completed overseas law qualification and you are applying for further credit, you will need to provide evidence in your application that you have previously completed a Jurisprudence and an International/Comparative/Transnational unit. Please note that students can only be granted a maximum of 42 credit points of credit. Please apply for credit via the 'My studies' tab in Sydney Student after you enrol.


Documentation Required
Applications for credit cannot be assessed without the following documentation:

  1. Academic transcript
  2. Unit of study outline from the institution handbook/ website/ reading guide. The outline must include:
  • Details of the unit content
  • Total contact hours
  • Assessment method {including word length, exam duration and class participation (where applicable)}
  • The session and year in which the unit was undertaken


It may take up to 10 working days to assess your credit request. Please be aware that if your credit is approved a message will be sent to your Sydney Student portal advising you to 'accept' your credit. Once you accept the credit, the units will be added to your candidature and you will receive further advice from the Law School regarding your unit selections.

To help you complete your online credit application please also refer to Applying for Credit.

Sydney Mail and University Correspondence

Sydney Mail is your official University student email account. Your UniKey details provide you with access to this account. It is a University requirement that you check this email address on a regular basis as important notices are sent to this address including the availability of LMS sites, notification of last-minute changes to class times/locations, reminders on enrolment procedures/deadlines as well as all official correspondence from the University's central administration (including the library). You can arrange to redirect your Sydney Mail to an alternative email address of your choice but you must ensure that you maintain that address.

Suspension of Studies -Year 1 JD

Please be aware that you cannot suspend your Juris Doctor candidature in Year 1 if you are a full-time student or in Years 1 & 2 if you are a part-time student.

Recommencing Students (returning after suspension)

If you are returning to your Juris Doctor candidature in 2015 after an approved suspension, online enrolment will be available from 15 December 2014 at Sydney Student. Before you enrol, you should refer to Course Information to help you select your units of study. Please also see information on Elective Units and Master's Level Electives below.

You are encouraged to visit the University's Enrolment Site to guide you through the enrolment process.

Continuing Students

If you were enrolled in the Juris Doctor in Semester 2 2014, online enrolment will be available from 15 December 2014 at Sydney Student. Before you enrol, you should refer to Course Information to help you select your units of study. Please also see information on Elective Units and Master's Level Electives below.

You are encouraged to visit the University's Enrolment Site to guide you through the enrolment process.

Elective Units

if you are eligible to enrol in elective units in 2015 (final year students), you are encouraged to finalise your enrolment in these units by the end of 2014. Enrolment in some electives units will be restricted due to class quotas from the first week in January 2015 (please see Waiting List).

When selecting your elective units please remember to check the JD Timetable so that class times do not clash. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the attendance requirement for all units of study in which you are enrolled.

Please also note that enrolment in some elective units requires a special application and you will not be able to enrol directly in these units. For a list of these units and their closing dates please refer to Units by Special Application.

Master's Level Electives

If you are eligible to enrol in elective units in 2015 (final year students), you may enrol in a maximum of two advanced level Master’s electives, selected from a list of approved units for the JD program. Enrolment in these units will be on a first-come first-served basis, subject to unit admission criteria which may include relevant industry experience or prior specialist study.

For a complete list of Master’s units available to JD students, please refer to the 2015 Unit of Study List and Unit Descriptions. When selecting your Master's units please remember to check the 2015 Postgraduate Timetable so that class times do not clash. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the attendance requirement for all units of study in which you are enrolled.

You will not be able to enrol directly in a Master's unit. You will need to apply online via special permission at Sydney Student. It is advisable to enrol in an alternative JD elective unit whilst your Master's request is being considered, in case you do not receive a place in the Master's unit.

Assistance Completing Your Online Enrolment

If you need help to complete the 3 step online enrolment process please contact the Enrolment Team:

In Australia: 1800 SYD UNI (1800 793 864)
Outside Australia: + 61 2 8627 1444
9am to 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday
Online Enquiry Form

For specific advice on the Juris Doctor program, please contact

Personal Timetables

The University’s centralised timetabling system will allocate students into groups and will produce a personalised timetable for each student. The system allocates students according to a student’s particular combination of units and the availability of places in groups. It is not possible to indicate a preference for a particular group or time slot during the enrolment period.

Commencing JD Year 1 students please note: The JD is a fixed program so there is limited opportunity for you to make changes to your personal timetable in Year 1 of the full-time program. If you are a full-time student, you will be able to access your personal timetable from 15 February, the day prior to commencement of the Foundations of Law intensive.

You will be able to access your personal timetable and vary your class times (where possible) at MyUni. Please note that any individual change may affect your entire timetable.

If you are unsuccessful in your attempt to change your timetable online and you have a compelling reason, you may submit a Change of Timetable Request form which will be available during the following periods:

Semester 1: Monday 23 February to Friday 6 March
Semester 2: Monday 20 July to Friday 31 July

To minimise disruption to classes, changes to personal timetables must be finalised by the end of the first week of each semester. Requests cannot be considered after 6 March (Semester 1 timetables) and 31 July (Semester 2 timetables). You will be able to confirm the outcome of your request to change your timetable by viewing your timetable via MyUni. Should your request be unsuccessful, you will be advised by email.

Important:
1. Under no circumstances should you attend classes other than those in which you are officially timetabled until the changes you have requested appear on MyUni.
2. Please do not approach teaching staff for permission to attend their group as they are unable to approve such requests.
3. In certain units of study, syllabus and assessment requirements vary from group to group, so it is essential that your name appears on the roll for the group you are attending.

If you attend a group in which you are not officially timetabled you will not be permitted to sit interim or final exams for that group and you will receive an Absent Fail grade for the unregistered class.

Class Attendance Requirements

You are required to attend at least 70% of classes for each unit of study in order to satisfy unit requirements. If you have an unsatisfactory attendance record you may be refused permission to undertake assessment tasks in the unit, with no opportunity to pass the unit.

Relevant Links

Course Information (JD Timetable/ Unit List/ Unit Descriptions/ Degree Structure)
Elective Units by Special Application
Enrolment Site
Important Dates
Student Logins (MyUni/ Sydney Student/ LMS/ Student Mail)