Textbook Access Scheme (UNSW Law School)

Published: 20 January 2021

The Law Textbook Scheme is a collaboration between UNSW Student Life and Communities and the UNSW Faculty of Law. The purpose of the scheme is to support the inclusion and success of students from particular equity groups enrolled at UNSW Sydney in undergraduate law programs and the Juris Doctor program.

Following a successful pilot last year, this scheme is again being offered by the Faculty of Law and Student Support and Success as a way to support undergraduate and postgraduate students at UNSW.

Eligibility has been determined by one of the following Federal Government indices based on student’s residential address as recorded by UNSW Sydney at time of enrolment:

  1. Statistical Area 1 (SA1) based on a student’s residential address; and/or
  2. Admissions data relating to UNSW Gateway schools and the UAC Educational Access Scheme.

Identified students will receive a notification of eligibility via email and can access the textbook grant using their Student ID at the UNSW Bookshop.


Textbooks at the Bookshop During COVID-19

UNSW Bookshop’s doors are closed (in keeping with COVID restrictions), but the textbooks can be ordered online.

Orders can be delivered to you, or you can collect them at the shop from a pick-up window.

You can access the textbook lists on the web site – www.bookshop.unsw.edu.au

Pickup hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm

Terms and Conditions

  1. This program is for eligible full-time students, or part-time students on a pro-rata basis, who are enrolled in Term 1, 2020 as of Monday 10th of February 2020.
  2. The grant is for books and study materials to the value of $500 for full-time students enrolled by midnight (00:00 AEST) Monday 10 February 2020 in a program managed by the Faculty of Law. For part-time students, the grant is for the proportion of $500 that corresponds to study load: e.g., for students with a 0.5 full time equivalent (FTE) study load, the maximum grant is $250.
  3. This program is only for textbooks or study materials relevant to the Law program in which the eligible student is enrolled. In cases of dual programs, the grant funds may be used to purchase textbooks for non-law courses, provided the units of credit for those courses are counted towards a program in which the Faculty of Law is named in the UNSW Handbook as having oversight. For example, students in Program 4733 (Commerce/Law) may use the grant to purchase textbooks relevant to commerce subjects.
  4. Identified eligible students are the intended beneficiaries of this grant. Buying textbooks for students other than the student named in the notification is prohibited in this program and could result in permanent disqualification from the scheme.
  5. Only one copy of each textbook may be bought under this scheme. You cannot buy multiple copies of the same textbook under this scheme.
  6. The grant cannot be transferred to other bookshops, is not exchangeable for cash and unused funds cannot be transferred to students.
  7. The grant is not available to students who have access to another textbook scheme, such as the Paul Rodwell Textbook scheme.
  8. This scheme is separate to and operates independently of other financial support programs administered by Student Support & Success. Students who did not receive a letter notifying them of their eligibility for this scheme but who wish to discuss other financial support programs may make an appointment with a Student Support and Success Advisor
  9. Any decisions related to eligibility will be reviewed by the Manager, Student Support and Success.


Any questions about this scheme can be directed to textbooks@unsw.edu.au