Frequently-Asked-Questions - Postgraduate and Juris Doctor

Topics

Preparing to undertake elective units in the JD

Timetable and unit information

Enrolling into elective units

Preparing for your classes

Elective assessments and extensions

Discontinuation of elective units

Results and Course completion

Preparing to undertake elective units in the JD

  1. When can I enrol in my electives?
    Upon successful completion of 72 credit points/12 JD compulsory units. See Juris Doctor course structure.
  2. Can I enrol into electives if I have not successfully complete 72 credit points?
    No.  If there are extenuating circumstances, you may request to enrol in an elective unit early if by emailing ask.monash. You will need to state the reasons as to why you would like to do an elective unit early as well as providing documentation to support your request. Your request will be assessed on its merits by the JD Course Director.
  3. Can I enrol for a unit if I have not met the pre-requisites?
    No. However, you may request to enrol in unit by emailing ask.monash and state reasons as to why you would like to do the unit as well as providing documentation to support your request.
  4. How do I select my electives?
    You may select your electives by interest or by specialisation. See timetable.

Timetable and unit information

  1. Where can I find the timetable?
    Refer to the Faculty of Law home page -> Current students -> Juris Doctor - Timetable.  Alternatively, you may bookmark the timetables page.

  2. What if I have a timetable clash?
    Students are advised to select units which do not have timetable clashes.

  3. Where can I find the unit information?
    Select and click on the unit link from the timetables page.

  4. My electives are not in trimesters. What impact does this have on how I manage my enrolment?
    Elective units are taught throughout the year and do not necessarily fit into trimesters.  They therefore have individual discontinuation dates.  Refer to the Faculty of Law home page -> Current students -> Monash Juris Doctor -> Discontinuation dates.

Enrolling into elective units

1. How do I enrol?

  1. You may enrol via WES, or if you are unable to do so, email us at ask.monash in the following format:
Unit ID Unit Title Teaching period Enrol/discontinue
1    
2    

All summer units are not available via WES and you must email us at ask.monash to process it for you.

Note: You may not overload (enrol in more than nine units in an academic year) unless you have obtained Faculty approval.

2. What do I do if I want to enrol in a class that is full?

You may request to be placed on the waiting list by completing the form on the timetables page. We will contact you should a place become available. Please note that being placed on the waiting list is no guarantee of a spot in the requested elective. As a result, we highly recommend that you enrol in another unit whilst being on the waiting list for your requested elective.

3. I may want to start Practical Legal Training (PLT) early in the year.  How do I know that all my results will be published and I can course complete in time?
Refer to the Result release dates - Faculty of Law home page -> Current students -> Monash Juris Doctor - Result release dates.

Preparing for your classes


  1. When and where can I get the unit/reading guide?
    Enrolled students will be contacted via your Monash email account approximately four weeks prior to the class commencement date with the unit and reading guide information. Unit and reading guides are found on Moodle. You can access Moodle via logging into My.Monash Portal.

  2. Is pre-reading required prior to class commencement?
    Pre-reading is assumed. This ensures that students will then get the most out of the seminars. Students will also find that they are able to receive timely, immediate and  meaningful  feedback, in class, if pre-reading has been conducted.

  3. Will course material be printed?
    Most JD units do not have hard copy course material as most of them have prescribed textbooks.  Lecturers will also upload additional readings to Moodle if needed.  LLM/Elective units course material may be printed if the Chief Examiner has provided it for printing and made available approximately four weeks prior to commencement of classes.

  4. When can I collect my course material?
    We will email enrolled students via your Monash email account as to when you may collect your course material (if any) from the reception counter at MULC, Level 1.

Elective assessments and extensions

  1. What are the types of assessments for the unit?
    The assessment regime is outlined in the Handbook entry and more explicitly in the Unit Guide. See the postgraduate units offered.
  2. When are the assessments due?
    A general guide for elective assessment due dates are:

    Assessment Intensive Semi intensive Semester long
    Take home examination 6 weeks after last day of class 2 weeks after last day of class 2 weeks after last day of class
    Invigilated examination 6 weeks after last day of class 2 weeks after last day of class 2 weeks after last day of class
    Research assignment 8 weeks after last day of class 4 weeks after last day of class 4 weeks BEFORE last day of class

    Please note that this is a general guideline and the final assessment dates are determined by the Chief Examiner.  The final due dates are outlined in the unit guides.
  3. How do I submit my assessments?
    All assessments are submitted via Moodle only. Cover sheets must be submitted with the assessment item and detailed information can be found in the unit guide.

Discontinuation of elective units

1. When are the unit discontinuation dates?
The discontinuation dates for postgraduate law units are different from the University's discontinuation date.  Because they are taught in various modes in various teaching periods, each elective/postgraduate unit has a different discontinuation date. See postgraduate individual discontinuation dates.

2. How do I discontinue from the unit?
You will usually discontinue from a unit via WES. If for some reason you are unable to do so, please email us at ask.monash in the following format:

Unit ID Unit Title Teaching period Enrol/discontinue
1     
2     

All summer units are not available via WES and you must email us at ask.monash to process it for you.

Results and Course completion

  1. When will results be published?

The result publication dates for postgraduate law units are different from the University's result publication dates. This is because many units are taught intensively and on varying weeks of a teaching period. See result release dates.

  1. What do I do upon succesfully completing the requirements of the course?
    At the end of each Trimester (for JD students) and teaching period (for LLM units), students who have met the course requirements will be course completed in the system.  Students do not need to email us seeking to be course completed.  An email will be sent to the student's Monash University email account as confirmation.

  2. What do I do upon being course completed?
    Upon receiving a course completion confirmation email, students can apply for graduation online by the advertised closing date. Detailed information can be found on the Graduation website.

  3. How do I obtain a copy of the academic conduct report for admission purpose?
    You will require an academic conduct report from the Faculty of Law when you apply for admission to practice. Please note: You cannot apply for the academic conduct report through WES. You will need to request an academic conduct report online on the following web page.

    Note: It will take 2-4 weeks to process the academic conduct report, please ensure that you submit your application at least 12 weeks prior to your proposed date of admission.

  4. How do I obtain a copy of my academic transcript?
    You will receive a free transcript when you graduate. You can order your transcripts via WES. See more information on academic transcripts.