Law and Criminal Justice course advice

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Course advisors

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.

How we can help

Appointments are the ideal way to:

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

If you are unsure whether you need an appointment, email law-enquiries@canterbury.ac.nz

Book an appointment online

Book online to see a School of Law Course Advisor. If you have trouble booking an appointment online, contact reception on +64 3 369 3888.

Kim Searle

Student Advisor
Law 302
Internal Phone: 92726

Simon Dorset

Senior Tutor
Assistant Dean (Students)
Law 333
Internal Phone: 93760

Send us an email

You can email law-enquiries@canterbury.ac.nz for queries to do with your degree, such as:

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

Before you come

If you are a Bachelor of Criminal Justice students, complete the BCJ Completion Checklist and bring it to your course advising session.

Kim'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.

School reception

Our reception area is located on level two of the Business and Law building on University Drive. It is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

You can deliver applications for processing to our level 2 reception area from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Such documents include:

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

You can cancel an appointment online or email your name, student ID and appointment date and time to law-enquiries@canterbury.ac.nz.

Information packs

If you would like an information pack, email us at law-enquiries@canterbury.ac.nz or telephone us with your address details and the level of study you are interested in.