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Step 1: 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, 2024, 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, 2024, you should enrol in:
Step 2: Enrol in your courses on ISIS
How to find courses on offer in 2024
Go to the Law Course Search Website. At the top of the page, select:
- 2024 under 'Year'
- Juris Doctor under 'Program'
Read the course description by clicking on the course code.
Step 3: My Timetable
MyTimetable is the ANU official timetabling system enabling you to view the timetable for your enrobed courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials.
Timetable Planner - Opens 11 December 2023
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 5 February 2024 at 11am
Web Access To Teaching and Learning Environments also known as WATTLE is the universities Learning Management System. 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 via Wattle.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 5 April
- 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 4: Apply for a Scholarship or Bursary
ANU College of Law Access Scholarship
The objective of the Award is to support students with a diagnosed disability or long-term medical condition when undertaking law studies. The Award aims to offset some of the financial burden of attendance at law school in their first year.Apply Here
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.Apply Here
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.
Step 5: ANU College of Law Orientation Week Events
ANU College of Law: Welcome to Law at ANU
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 go through the different administration processes, from assessment extensions to how to navigate our websites.
- Date: Wednesday 14 February 2024
- Time: 11am - 12:30pm
- Location: Law Lecture Theatre, Building 5, Fellows Road ACTON
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 also cover everything an international student should know, from rights and responsibilities to services available to you.
Documentation to compliment your induction session.
- Canberra - Insider Guides
- Law International Students Orientation Program
- Meet your ANU Law Students' Society (LSS) International Student Directors
The Law MomentuM mentoring program is designed to assist law students gaining insight beyond their law studies. ANU students are paired with mentors, which are mostly ANU Alumni, during this semester length program. It is a great opportunity to enhance leadership and communication skills, accelerate professional development, connect with industry peers and increase professional network.
Attending this event will provide you with information on the benefits of this program as well as how to apply and event dates. The event will include a free pizza lunch.
- Date: Thursday 15 February 2024
- Time: 12pm - 1pm
- Location: Law Lawns, outside Building 6, Fellows Road ACTON
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.
Services and Groups around Campus
- ANU Students' Association (ANUSA)
- ANU Law Students' Society (LSS)
- ANU Academic Skills
- ANU Careers
- ANU Global Programs
- Law Library
- Law MomentuM Mentoring Program
- Law Reform and Social Justice
- Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) - Mentoring Program
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 and formANU COL Credit Guidelines
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 email@example.com.