Sydney Juris Doctor (JD) 2013-14 Enrolment Information

Isabelle Lee on why she chose the Sydney Juris Doctor (JD)

Offer and Enrolment Dates for Domestic Students

Early Offers through UAC: Thursday, 28 November 2013
Early Offers Enrolment
Date: Enrolment in-person
13 December 2013
Times: 10AM-12PM Surname (A-K)
1PM-3PM Surname (L-Z)
Location: Foyer, Level 2, New Law School Building
Main Offers through UAC: Thursday, 16 January 2014
Main Offers Enrolment
Date: Enrolment in-person
23 January 2014
Times: 10AM-12PM Surname (A-K)
1PM-3PM Surname (L-Z)
Location: Foyer, Level 2, New Law School Building
Final Offers through UAC: Thursday, 30 January 2014
Final Offers Enrolment
Date: Enrolment in-person
3 February 2014
Time: 1PM-3PM (A-Z)
Location: Foyer, Level 2, New Law School Building

Enrolment for International Students

Date: Enrolment in-person
14 February 2014
Time: 10AM-12PM (A-Z)
Location: Foyer, Level 2, New Law School Building

What to Bring to Enrolment

  • photo identification
  • your current address and phone details
  • your Tax File Number if you are enrolling as a Commonwealth-supported student
  • proxy enrollers must bring identification and the completed proxy form signed by both the student and the proxy
  • students are NOT required to pay any fees at enrolment

What Happens at Enrolment?

At your enrolment session you will:

  • receive a Sydney Law School enrolment package which includes: an Enrolment Guide; Timetable; Unit of Study Descriptions; information on the Sydney Law School Peer Mentoring program
  • have your photo taken for Law School teaching purposes
  • choose your units and enrol in Semesters 1 and 2
  • receive your student number, University email address, MyUni login and password
  • sign and submit all required government documents (eg. Commonwealth Assistance Form)
  • receive information on how to obtain a Student Campus Card

How to Apply for Credit

Students who have previously undertaken units of study as part of a Juris Doctor or another postgraduate law program can apply to credit these units towards the Sydney JD. The units must not have contributed towards the conferral of another degree or qualification. Credit is not granted for any undergraduate law study.

It is preferable that students applying for credit do so prior to enrolment day by initially emailing an Application for Credit form, an academic transcript and a unit description to All relevant documentation indicated on the application form, including an original transcript, will need to be subsequently submitted on enrolment day. Students submitting an application form on enrolment day should be aware that this may extend the time taken to finalise your enrolment on the day.


A compulsory orientation day will be held on Monday, 17 February 2014. This will provide an essential introduction to Sydney Law School and law study. Both full-time and part-time students are required to attend on this day.

Foundations of Law

LAWS5000 Foundations of Law is a compulsory unit of study and is the pre-requisite for all other law units.

Foundations of Law commences on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 which is prior to the official semester commencement. This unit is held in intensive mode on a full-time basis.

Students enrolled in the part-time stream will commence Foundations of Law on Tuesday, 4 March 2014. This unit will not be held in intensive mode, but rather weekly classes for the full semester.

Students are required to attend this unit of study from the first day of classes and must attend all classes.

Students will be required to undertake pre-reading for this unit of study. A unit outline and reading materials will be available for purchase from the University Copy Centre in early February. Students will be notified when materials are available. The University Copy Centre is located on the ground floor of the University of Sydney Sports and Aquatic Centre. For opening hours and further details, please visit:

Personal Timetables

Students will be allocated to seminar groups by the University’s Timetabling Unit and will be able to access their personal timetable a few days prior to commencement of Foundations of Law.