Announcements and policies

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Attending classes in 2023 - LLB(Hons) only

As advised, the LLB (Hons) program will be offered in internal mode only from 2023. This means that students can only enrol in a course in internal mode, and are expected to attend classes in person for all their courses. For students undertaking level 1 or 2 law courses, there will only be in-person classes available.

We are aware that current law students may have existing arrangements that may impact on their ability to attend campus in this transitional period in 1st semester 2023. Therefore, most courses (from level 3) will have an option to enrol in an online class. Please check Allocate+ to find out which courses have this option available. The expectation is that students only enrol in an online class when they are unable to attend an on-campus class.

In the case of all level 3 and 4 compulsory courses, students who wish to enrol in an online class, must apply to the Director of Teaching and Learning at and provide a case that exceptional circumstances apply to them in the semester. ‘Exceptional circumstances’ means:   

  • the student has pre-arranged overseas or interstate residency for the duration or majority of the semester;
  • the student has medical, financial, or personal circumstances beyond the student’s control that results in an inability to attend classes in person for the duration or majority of the semester.  

(Note: work commitments generally are not an exceptional circumstance)

Enrolment modes from 2023 [LLB & LLB(Hons) only]

From Semester 1, 2023 all LAWS-coded courses offered within the LLB, LLB(Hons) and the law component of associated dual programs will be internal enrolment only

The mission of the UQ LLB(Hons) program is to provide an active and engaging learning environment that enables students to develop a deep understanding of the law and legal practice as a foundation for highly successful careers in a wide range of professional contexts. This is best achieved in a face-to-face learning environment. 

Internal enrolment does not mean that you will be required to attend campus for all your classes and learning materials. We will continue to provide learning materials and lecture recordings through Blackboard. We will also provide a period of transition for current students with existing outside-university commitments. Accordingly, while all students will be enrolled in internal mode, we will nevertheless continue to offer the option of attending some classes online (by Zoom) in some later-year courses (Level-3 courses and above). 

If you have any questions about the LLB(Hons) program in 2023, please contact the Director of Teaching and Learning, Francesca Bartlett: 

For support in your studies, including maintaining your wellbeing, please feel free to reach out to Dony Rodriguez:  

This announcement only applies to students enrolled in the LLB, LLB(Hons) and associated dual programs. Students enrolled in postgraduate programs can enrol in their studies in internal or external mode in 2023.


Do I have to come to campus for classes in 2023?

Generally, yes. However, we recognise that many students have existing outside-university arrangements as a result of changed COVID-impacted conditions. In most courses, from level 3 and above, there will be a limited number of places in a live class via Zoom in 2023.

Can I attend any online classes in a level 1 or 2 course?

No. For reasons of student connection and an enhanced learning environment, we will require all students enrolled in level 1 and 2 courses within an LLB(Hons) (as a single or dual degree) to attend all scheduled classes on campus. 

Will lectures be recorded?

Yes. However, not all courses will necessarily have a scheduled lecture.

Will lectures be online or in-person?

This may vary from course to course and you should check the Course Profile for each course in which you are enrolled. In many courses, there will be a scheduled lecture that will be delivered on campus that you are expected to attend.

Will seminars/tutorials/workshops be recorded?

No. For reasons of student connection and an enhanced learning environment, we require attendance in class in real time. Should there be exceptional circumstances, students will be able to discuss alternative arrangements with the course coordinator.

Will assessment require me to attend campus?

There are a range of assessment methods in undergraduate law courses. Many assessment pieces will be submittable online through the Blackboard site. Where the course has a mid-semester or final examination, students will be required to undertake this examination on campus.

Will students who are currently residing outside Australia be able to undertake courses?

Yes. We have made arrangements to allow current international students who are not living in Australia to continue their studies. Commencing international students are expected to undertake their studies on campus. 

What do I do if I have COVID on campus?

UQ has developed a process to assist students to know what to do when they are diagnosed with COVID or are a close contact.  

Please consult the most up-to-date information here: UQ COVID procedures

If you are unwell and going to miss compulsory learning activities or assessment items, notify the course coordinator or apply for an extension in the usual way.

Check the Electronic Course Profile (ECP) for your course

Several courses this semester will contain invigilated assessment (of the final exam only). Please check the ECP for your courses to find out whether you are enrolled in one of these subjects.

In certain course, students with an internal enrolment will be undertaking their finalexam on campus whereas those enrolled inthe subject will be undertaking it online. We will ensure that there is fairness and parity in examination conditions between these two modes. 

Please check your ECP for further details and you will be provided with more information by your lecturer during the course. 

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