Welcome to ANU College of Law Juris Doctor
Step 1: Find out more about your law degree
Before you start with your enrolment, we highly recommend that you watch the pre-recorded induction session below to learn more about studying at the ANU College of Law (ANU CoL). The induction session covers everything from the support services available to you, student associations, key dates, and of course the recommended study plan of your degree.
ANU Careers (Coming soon!)
JD Welcome Pack
Documentation to compliment your induction session
- Support and Wellbeing
- Semester Planner (890.69 KB)
- ANU_Glossary.pdf (699.48 KB)
- College Requirements for Exchange
- ANU Global Programs student #InstaTakeovers (Exchange video)
- ANU Law Students' Society (LSS) First Year Guide
- lss_guide_to_textbook_buying.pdf (168.93 KB)
- Law Reform and Social Justice
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Step 2: Choose your courses
The Juris Doctor program consists of 144 units (24 courses) in total or the equivalent of three years full-time study, distributed as follows:
- 15 Law compulsory courses (96 units)
- 9 Law elective courses (48 units), including one law Capstone Course (6 units minimum)
To study full-time in Semester One, 2023, you should enrol in:
An enrolment in three courses in your first semester is considered full-time, even for international students
To study part-time in Semester One, 2023, you should enrol in:
- LAWS6101 Foundations of Australian Law
- LAWS6103 Torts (optional for a two-course load)
Step 3: Enrol in your courses on ISIS
How to find courses on offer in 2023
Go to the Law Course Search Website. On the left-hand side, select:
- 2023 under 'Year'
- Juris Doctor under 'Program'
Read the course description by clicking on the course code.
Step 4: My Timetable
MyTimetable is the ANU official timetabling system enabling students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time.
Timetable Planner - Now Open
Click here for Timetable Planner
Note: This is not for allocation, but for planning only. It provides an opportunity to plan your timetable prior to the opening of MyTimetable.
Student Allocation - Opens 6 February 2023
Click here for MyTimetable for Students
To find out how to use MyTimetable, please refer to the User Guide
Wattle is the teaching and learning site for your online course. You will gain access to Wattle course and program sites 24-72 hours after enrolment. The course sites contain information on course content, readings and assessment, convenor liaison and student forums etc. You will submit assignments in via Wattle.
Each course has a census date. If you are enrolled in a course once the course census date passes, you will remain liable for the full tuition and associated fees for that course.
The following standard census dates apply at ANU:
- First Semester Census Date is 31 March
- Second Semester Census Date is 31 August
Each course in a non-standard session has its own individual census date. Please look up course code on ANU Program and Courses to find the census date for that course. More information on census dates can be found here.
Step 5: Apply for a Scholarship or Bursary
ANU College of Law Study Bursary
Each semester, the ANU College of Law offers 8 x $500 gift vouchers for Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Juris Doctor students to assist with the purchase of law textbooks (Harry Hartog gift vouchers) or the purchase of electronic equipment required to study law at ANU (JB Hi-Fi gift vouchers).
All LLB(Hons) and JD students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for this bursary. Priority will be given to students who can demonstrate a higher level of financial hardship.
The ANU College of Law also offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries and grants to support law students at different stages throughout their academic career. For more information, please visit our website.
For a list of all scholarships, bursaries or travel grants available at ANU, please visit the ANU Scholarships website.
ANU College of Law Orientation Week Events
ANU College of Law: What to Expect in your First Semester (LLB/JD)
This face-to-face information session compliments the online induction session (Step 1).
In this session, you will meet first-year law convenors who will outline the expectations for their course. The College Student and Education Support team will explain the different administration processes, from assessment extensions to special consideration on examinations.
International and Incoming Exchange Law Students
We encourage international and incoming exchange students to attend the Welcome to Law at ANU event. This face-to-face information session will cover everything an international student should know, from rights and responsibilities to services available to you.
International Students Welcome Pack
Documentation to compliment your induction session.
The ANU College of Law has lockers available for law students to hire during the academic year.
The lockers are located in Building 5, in the corridor next to the Law library. Lockers can only be accessed during the Law library opening hours.
- Lockers are available from O-week until the end of the examination period.
- There is no fee to hire a locker.
- Students must bring their own padlock (suitcase size) and provide photo ID.
- Lockers will be distributed on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. There is no waiting list.
- All lockers must be vacated at the end of examination period, in Semester One.
To take possession of a locker, students will need to present themselves at the College Student and Education Support team, during front counter opening hours.
Have you already completed tertiary studies?
If you have already undertaken tertiary studies and would like to transfer credit to your ANU degree, please fill out the online form.
Application for Status (Credit) instructions
Meeting with a Law Student Advisor
If you require assistance with choosing your LAWS courses or have questions in relation to your Law degree, feel free to book an appointment with a Law student advisor. Appointments are available face-to-face, on Zoom or over the phone.
Click here to book your appointment.
Alternatively, feel free to give us a call on +61 2 6125 3483 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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