Resources for first year Law students

Welcome to your first year in the School of Law

UOW Law’s first-year curriculum and support program experience will give you the best chance at success.

To do this, we foster learning through small groups known as PODS.  Each POD will be made up of approximately 25 students, and the benefit of the POD system is that you will attend all of your autumn session subjects with this same group of students. Our research has shown that this helps with the transition into tertiary law studies by facilitating the formation of friendships and study groups, and building a supportive network.

POD timetable

2022 POD timetables coming soon

Enrolling in PODS

More information on 2022 POD enrolments coming soon

   

"In the first year of law we're assigned into POD groups and it's really beneficial because you get to know everybody in your class. It's a really supportive network."

UOW Law student

Autumn Seminars:  Seminars in Autumn 2021 will be grouped into PODs.  Each POD will be made up of approximately 25 students, and the benefit of the POD system is that you will attend all of your Autumn session subjects with this same group of students. Our research has shown that this helps with the transition into tertiary law studies by facilitating the formation of friendships and study groups, and building a supportive network.

Please review and familiarise yourself with the POD timetables. The POD timetables will assist you in selecting preferred PODs. Please Note: POD enrolment, like seminars, are filled in order of enrolment.

Steps for Enrolling into your POD:

Steps for enrolling

  1. Visit the Get Started enrolment page for information on how to enrol in your subjects and seminars.
  2. Choose your POD from the .
  3. LLB1100 Foundations of Law will be the only subject you will need to enrol in via the ‘Tutorial Enrolment’ page in SOLS. This page will also show the exact time and date that enrolment opens.
  4. Enrol into the LLB1100 seminar time that corresponds with your chosen POD. The POD numbers will be clearly marked for your convenience.
  5. Our team will enrol you into the rest of the corresponding seminars for your POD. You will receive a SOLSMail advising you once this has been done.
  6. View your complete timetable from “My Timetable” in SOLS.

Spring Seminars:  You will need to enrol into your seminars for Spring session. To do this please follow the instructions on the Faculty current students resources webpage for Seminar and tutorial enrolments.

Important: If your first choice is full, please enrol into an alternative seminar. It may be possible to negotiate a change at the discretion of the First Year Coordinator. Special consideration can only be given to extenuating circumstances and, although we attempt to meet the needs of all students, work schedules, holidays and class consolidation are not generally considered by the University as warranting special consideration.

Student Central are able to assist with all student enquiries

Law First Year Coordinator, Dr Ryan Kernaghan, is able to assist and support first year student enquiries.

Autumn Session 2022 – coming soon

Autumn Session 2021

LLB1100 Foundations of Law

Coordinator: Ms Kate Tubridy
Email: kate_tubridy@uow.edu.au 

LLB1115 Legal Skills

Coordinator: Ms Meredith Mclaine
Email: meredith_mclaine@uow.edu.au 

LLB1120 Law of Contract A

Coordinator: Dr Sarah Ailwood
Email: sarah_ailwood@uow.edu.au 

LLB1130 Criminal Law and Procedure A

Coordinator: Associate Professor Julia Quilter
Email: julia_quilter@uow.edu.au

Spring Session 2021

LLB1160 Interpreting the Law

Coordinator: Dr Ryan Kernaghan
Email: ryan_kernaghan@uow.edu.au

LLB1170 Law of Contract B

Coordinator: Associate Professor Cassandra Sharp
Email: cassandra_sharp@uow.edu.au 

LLB1180 Criminal Law and Procedure B

Coordinator:  Mr Mathew Leighton-Daly
Email: mathew_leighton-daly@uow.edu.au

LLB1197 Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Coordinator: Ms Karina Murray
Email: karina_murray@uow.edu.au

Plan your first session

Use the LLB First Year Program Assessment Planner to plan your assessments and manage your time during the first session of your law studies. A new version of the Assessment Planner will be made available to First Year students before each Autumn session.

Download: Autumn 2021 First Year Assessment Planner (PDF) Discover other student resources