Student Life & Societies
The life of a student at the University of Melbourne is both dynamic and rewarding. Participation and involvement outside the class room can broaden your overall education experience. The University has a unique and wide range of activities, societies and services that give our graduates a broader life education - critical to the modern workplace, and ensuring a student experience that is intellectually stimulating, and socially rewarding.
For the full range of central University student support services visit the Student Services website.
The Law School has several student groups who represent the interests of itsstudents. They run social activities, career network, tutorials, mooting competitions and many other activities and programs to assist in your overall student experience. They are:
- The Law Students Society (LSS)
- Melbourne Law Masters Student Association (MLMSA)
- The Global Law Students Association (GLSA)
- Melbourne Chinese Law Society (MCLS)
Clubs and Societies
Diversity and participation is a key to the learning experience. The University has over 300 clubs and societies, where students can experience and participate in areas from sport, politics, the arts and even food.
The Melbourne University Student Union (MUSU) is an excellent reference for clubs and societies.
In addition to the clubs and societies, the student union provides comprehensive advice and support for students. These services range from academic counselling to providing meeting spaces, library and IT resources.
Other Student Services and Resources
Language and Learning Skills
The Legal Academic Skills Centre provides a one-stop-shop for student support, language, academic and professional skills development in law. You are encouraged to visit the Centre located in the Law Library, on Level 3 - in the colourful space to the right of the service desk.
The University's central Language and Learning Skills Unit is also available to students.
Accommodation and Housing
The University can provide assistance to help you with arrangements for housing and accommodation through Student Housing Services. They can help you find accommodation and provide tenacy advice. Details about living in Melbourne can also be found on their website. Student Housing Services are located in the Baldwin Spencer Building.
The University actively seeks to improve career outcomes for its students. The Faculty regularly runs careers seminars and forums in conjunction with the External Relations Unit and the Law Student Society (LSS). It also provides a Law School Careers Office for all Law students.
Careers & Employment provide a comprehensive range of career services and can be found in the Baldwin Spencer Building .
In addition it is always a good idea to register for the careers email updates.
Students with Disabilities
Melbourne Law School has a number of students with disabilities and has appointed a member of academic staff as the disabled students' liaison officer to act as a mentor for the student body. The primary role of the officer is to assist and support students in academic and other related matters, ensuring that they have access to the wide range of services available for students including special examination arrangements, granting of extensions, taping of lectures, organising note takers and so on. If you are a student with special needs please do not hesitate to contact the Disabilities Equal Opportunity Liaison Officer.