Academic assistance is available to ensure your learning is well supported. Our Academic Mentoring Program provides one-on-one, staff-to-student support for students who have experienced severe challenges during their studies.
We also work closely with the Careers Service to provide regular career seminars and information sessions for our students, including resume writing and application workshops, and careers in law information sessions.
Our Director (Students) provides pastoral care to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academic advice on course progression. Working in close partnership with the Law Students’ Society, the Director also oversees our mentoring programs.
Academic Liaison Officer
Our Academic Liaison Officer (ALO) is a contact for special need students, where students have experienced misadventure that has affected them for the duration of a session. ALOs are responsible for determining alternatives for assessment arrangements and providing pastoral care.
- First Year Peer Mentoring Program*
- International Students Mentoring Workshop
- Academic Mentoring Program
- High Achievers Mentoring Program*
The Faculty of Law offers comprehensive mentoring programs designed to support the various needs of UTS:Law students. It is comprised of several discrete programs which target different student groups.
First Year Peer Mentoring Program*
Run in conjunction with the UTS Law Students' Society, this program is tailored to ease your transition into UTS:Law. It provides a great medium for you to connect with your peers and senior law students, as well as an opportunity to develop your legal study skills.
Each mentor group is led by senior year UTS:Law students who volunteer their time to share their experiences and offer helpful advice to new students settling into the study of law. All mentors receive training provided by the Faculty of Law. Mentors work in pairs and run hour-long sessions over the first six weeks of each session.
This program is available to all first year undergraduate and Juris Doctor students, including part-time and international students.
International Students Mentoring Workshop
Whether you are a new international student or an ongoing student, the International Students Mentoring Workshop is an excellent way to meet, connect with and learn from fellow international students studying law. Come and hear speakers from UTS:International, Student Counselling, HELPS and more offering tips on how to succeed in your studies.
Academic Mentoring Program
This program provides one-on-one, staff-to-student support for promising students who have experienced severe challenges during their studies and have been identified by the Faculty as students who would benefit from the program.
High Achievers Mentoring Program*
This program matches top performing students identified by the Faculty with influential members of the legal profession. Past mentors have included the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Professor Jill McKeough and Judge Ann Ainslie-Wallace.
"On a personal note, I would like to thank you allowing me to have the opportunity to be involved in this program. It really has been a wonderful experience, and I am grateful for it. It has enabled me to develop a level of professionalism and confidence that I may not have otherwise had. I hope the program is able to continue and grow into the future."
Christopher Murphy (Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws), who was paired with Dunstan de Souza, Managing Partner of Colin Biggers & Paisley
The Faculty is in the process of developing further mentoring programs for other cohorts of students.
*The First Year Mentoring Program and High Achievers Mentoring Program are currently only open to undergraduate and Juris Doctor students.