400-and 500-Level alternative course preference process
LLB (Hons) and LLM coursework students applying for 400- and 500-level LAWS courses must specify alternative courses as part of the online enrolment application process.
Each 400- and 500-level seminar course is limited to 14 spaces.
The Director of Postgraduate Studies and the Honours coordinator determine the actual placements in courses. They consider the following criteria:
- achieving an even distribution of students
- finding a balance between LLB(Hons) and LLM students
- the student's proposed study choices and any stated reasons for those choices
- the balance of each student's preferred courses over different trimesters
Completing Honours students are given priority over first-time Honours students.
How to enrol in 400- and 500-level courses
As part of the online enrolment process:
- Select the courses that you want to be enrolled in. These are your first preferences. Select Add to Course List.
- Select the other 400- or 500-level courses you would be prepared to take if your first-choice courses are full. Select Add as Alternative Course.
- Once you have selected all of your alternative courses, use the buttons on the right to rank your options. 1 is your first alternative preference.
- Continue and submit the online enrolment application.
- If there is a reason you cannot enrol in a particular course, or if there is a course you especially want or need to take, send an email with details of your position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line ‘Honours course preference’ or 'LLM course preference'. Examples of reasons (for and against) include:
- academic or career-related research
- childcare or family commitments
- overseas exchange arrangements
- medical considerations.
Also email us with a brief explanation if you are not in a position to select alternative courses. You do not need to email about previously completed courses or timetable clashes.
- You must submit your enrolment application by 1 December.
- In addition to a selection of undergraduate Law courses, first year LLB(Hons) students normally enrol in LAWS 489 and one seminar course from LAWS 430-470, while second year LLB (Hons) students normally enrol in a second seminar from the LAWS 430-470 selection plus one approved Masters course from LAWS 500-528. The Honours Coordinator can allow alternative degree plans.
- Full-time LLM students doing the degree by coursework must enrol in LAWS 581, one course from LAWS 501-528, and 70 further points from LAWS 501-589 (120 points in total).
- LLM thesis students do not enrol online. Enrolment applications are made on forms available from the postgraduate administrator.