Course Advice - School of Law - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Law and Criminal Justice Degrees: Course Advice

The course advisors in the School of Law can assist you in a variety of ways from planning your degree to helping with special applications regarding your course of study.

Appointments for Course Advising can be made online or by contacting College Reception phone 03 369 3888.

Law Open Door drop-in sessions

We're open for business! Come in to see Margaret, Ariana and Simon for advice on your LLB or BCJ degree and courses for 2017. Law Student Advice drop-in sessions will be running Monday 13 February - Friday 3 March, Level 3 Business and Law building (map)

During Open Door sessions an appointment is not required, students should take a seat on Level 3 and wait to be called.

Monday 13 February 2017 10am - 12noon / 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 14 February 2017 10am - 12noon
Thursday 16 February 2017 10am - 12noon / 2pm - 4pm
Friday 17 February 2017 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday 22 February 2017 2pm - 4pm
Thursday 23 February 2017 10am - 12noon / 2pm - 4pm
Friday 24 February 2017 10am - 12noon
Monday 27 February 2017 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday 1 March 2017 10am - 12noon
Thursday 2 March 2017 10am - 12noon / 2pm - 4pm
Friday 3 March 2017 10am - 12noon / 2pm - 4pm

Outside of these Open Door times, appointments can be made by booking online

Book an appointment

Book online to see a School of Law Course Advisor (this works best on a campus computer).

BCJ Students: Please complete the BCJ Completion Checklist and bring this with you to your course advising session.

If you have trouble booking an appointment, contact reception on 369 3888.

Ariana's office is room 302, Simon's office is room 333 and Margaret's office is Room 331 - on Level 3 of the Business and Law building (map)

Please follow these guidelines when booking your appointment:

  1. Write your name, ID number (not your usercode) and contact number. We need a contact number incase we have to cancel your appointment due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances.
  2. Appointment slots are for 15 minutes only. Please note LLB students should only need to book a 15 minute appointment while BCJ students and postgraduate students should book two 15 minute slots, one after the other.
  3. You should book appointments in the current week only.

If you cannot make your appointment, please email with your appointment details to cancel it.

Appointments are the ideal way to:

  1. Check if you will meet degree requirements (points check, double degree cross-credits)
  2. Check your degree planning or assist you with your degree planning
  3. See about exceptions that may be available for your degree (concurrent enrolment, prerequisite exemption)
  4. Seek advice about academic progress concerns.

If you are unsure whether you need an appointment, email

BCJ Students: Please complete the BCJ Completion Checklist and bring this with you to your course advising session.

Send us an email

You can email for queries to do with your degree, such as:

  1. Enrolment issues, including prerequisite failures in UC Student Web when you have met prerequisites from previous study or credit transfers
  2. To check if you will meet degree requirements (points check). If it is too complicated to do by email we will ask you to book an appointment
  3. Course selection options due to postponed or cancelled courses
  4. Completed applications for exemptions (where we do not need to see original transcripts)
  5. Other quick queries regarding your degree.

Document Submissions

Between Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm, you can deliver your applications for processing to our level 2 reception area, including:

  1. Completed transfer or credit applications where you are paying by cheque or credit card
  2. Completed Exemption from prerequisite/Concurrent enrolment applications
  3. Transcripts – the reception team can photocopy and verify these if we require them (and for transfer or credits).