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UNSW Law & Justice provides all the support you’ll need to do your best and make your studies fulfilling. We’ve got your back with study and academic support and financial aid, as well as health and wellbeing support.

  • Your lecturer is generally the first person to speak to if you have any concerns about academic matters. If that doesn't seem appropriate, or you're not comfortable doing so, the order of consultation is: 

    You're very welcome to approach academic staff, although you should not expect that every academic will be available to you every minute. Teaching is only one part of an academic’s job, so make an appointment or find out when their consulting hours are. 

    International Student Support Advisors 

    Here at UNSW Law & Justice, we have International Student Support Advisors who are academic members of staff and your first port of call for any academic issues or concerns. The Advisors also convene workshops throughout the year on a range of topics such as preparing for class, class participation and preparing for your assessments. 

    Have a question? You can contact any member of the team individually or email the full team.  

  • Of course, you can always ask your LawPLUS Mentor or your Peer Tutor as a first step. 

    LawPLUS Peer Mentoring Program 

    All first-year law students are encouraged to be involved in the LawPLUS Peer Mentoring Program, as early as possible. This program runs through Term 1 each year and aims to help new students settle into UNSW Law & Justice's unique and vibrant student culture. 

    Peer Tutor Program 

    The Peer Tutor Program is a free service for all first-year students. It involves a group of four students meeting to have a first attempt at reading materials for class and to get support from an experienced Law & Justice student.  

    This always-popular program is separate from the LawPlus program run by UNSW LawSoc. You can sign up at the beginning of term on the relevant Moodle course page for:

    • T1 LAWS1052/JURD7152 Introducing Law and Justice  
    • T2 LAWS1061/JURD7161 Torts
    • T1 JURD7829 Legal Writing in Context

    In addition, there are exam revision workshops held at the end of each term. 

    UNSW Student societies

    UNSW Law Society 

    The UNSW Student Law Society (LawSoc) carries out many functions for students. They organise a range of social events, including the annual Law Camp for first-year students to make new friends. LawSoc also hosts careers fairs and talks, organises professional skills competitions and produces a range of publications. 

    UNSW Criminology Society 
    The UNSW Criminology Society (CrimSoc) is the social, professional development and student affairs organisation of all UNSW Criminology students. CrimSoc seeks to enrich our students’ academic experience and raise awareness of contemporary topical criminological debates both nationwide and global.

  • Studying full-time can leave little room for work. If you hit financial difficulties, you can seek out the following services for assistance:

    • Student loans from UNSW   
    • Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy payments from Centrelink 
    • HECS-HELP loans to cover all or part of the student contribution amount 
    • FEE-HELP loans to help pay part or all of tuition fees 
    • Assistance for international students  
    • Scholarship opportunities

    Please visit this website for further information on the above services.

  • UNSW Psychology and Wellness are available Monday to Friday to help all students with:  

    • counselling for individuals 
    • support and transition to university 
    • motivational support 
    • personal skills development  
    • psychological services 
    • anxiety and mood management 
    • stress management programs. 

    We also offer online self-help guides and newsletters, training and workshops, and can provide information about external mental health services to meet your needs.