- Minimum 24 Units
- Academic plan CLAW
- CRICOS code 082258F
- UAC code
Field of Education
- Academic contact
The Graduate Certificate of Law requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:
6 units from completion of LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions
18 units from completion of courses from the following list:
LAWS8001 Introduction to Law, Governance and Development
LAWS8003 Transnational Business and Human Rights
LAWS8006 Law and Development in the Contemporary South Pacific
LAWS8008 Climate Change and Displacement
LAWS8009 Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws
LAWS8010 Environmental Protection and Human Rights
LAWS8012 Australian Disaster Law
LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law
LAWS8016 Comparative Constitutional Law
LAWS8018 National Security Law
LAWS8019 Special Topics in International Security Law
LAWS8023 International Law and United Nations Peace Operations
LAWS8028 Special Topics in Law, Governance and Development
LAWS8030 Advanced Succession Practice
LAWS8032 International Financial Institutions and Development
LAWS8033 Prisons, Prisoners and the Law
LAWS8034 Law and Regulation
LAWS8035 Special Topics in Intern Security Law 2 - Cyber Warfare Law
LAWS8037 Sustainable Energy Law
LAWS8042 Special Topics in Law, Governance & Development 2: Operationalising Treaties
LAWS8061 Special Topics Environmental Law 1
LAWS8066 Special Topics in International Security Law 3: Intersection of Humanitarian Law & Human Rights Law
LAWS8067 Special Topics in Laws, Governance & Development 3: Courts, Justice & Development
LAWS8068 Australian Aviation Law
LAWS8069 Law and Society in South Asia
LAWS8104 Legislation and Legislative Drafting
LAWS8107 International Air and Space Law
LAWS8110 Corporate Environmental Responsibility
LAWS8111 Environmental Regulation
LAWS8116 Dispute Management
LAWS8117 Commonwealth Environmental Law
LAWS8122 Special Topics in International Law: Ethno-Political Conflicts and International Law
LAWS8123 Water Resources Law
LAWS8125 The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS8128 Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law
LAWS8129 Marine and Coastal Law
LAWS8131 Commercial Drafting
LAWS8136 International Intellectual Property Law
LAWS8140 Commercial Law
LAWS8141 Judicial Review of Government Action
LAWS8142 Tort Liability and Public Authorities
LAWS8143 Federal Litigation
LAWS8144 Conflict of Laws
LAWS8145 Environmental and Risk Assessment Law
LAWS8146 Environmental Landuse Planning Law
LAWS8147 Special Topics in Government and Commercial Law:
LAWS8148 Special Topics in Law
LAWS8149 Themes in Administrative Law
LAWS8150 Principles of Evidence Under the Uniform Act
LAWS8154 Competition Law
LAWS8155 Human Rights Litigation
LAWS8156 Commonwealth Compensation Law
LAWS8172 Media and Communications Law
LAWS8173 Pollution Law
LAWS8175 Citizenship Law in Context
LAWS8176 Migration Law
LAWS8178 International Law and Use of Force
LAWS8179 International Security Law
LAWS8180 International Climate Law
LAWS8181 Australian Climate Law
LAWS8182 Principles of International Law
LAWS8183 Advanced Principles of International Law
LAWS8184 The Law of International Institutions
LAWS8187 Environmental Litigation
LAWS8188 Environmental Markets
LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law
LAWS8218 Advanced Contracts
LAWS8220 Government Contracts
LAWS8228 Law and Economics
LAWS8229 International Law of World Trade
LAWS8234 International Human Rights Law
LAWS8237 Health Law and Bioethics in Global Context
LAWS8239 The European Union
LAWS8240 Australian Human Rights and Discrimination
LAWS8241 Executive Power
LAWS8243 Freedom of Information and Privacy
LAWS8247 Civil and Political Rights
LAWS8248 Advanced Principles of Competition Law
LAWS8252 International Refugee Law
LAWS8253 Law of The Sea
LAWS8260 Fundamentals of Business Law
LAWS8264 International Law of The Environment
LAWS8268 International Humanitarian Law
LAWS8271 Contemporary Issues in Administrative Law
LAWS8277 International Business Transactions
LAWS8278 Environmental Dispute Management
LAWS8280 Biodiversity Law and Policy
LAWS8290 Special Topics in International Law 2
LAWS8291 Special Topics in Environmental Law
LAWS8296 Special Topics in International Law 3
LAWS8297 International Law and Australian Government
LAWS8298 Commercial Equity
LAWS8310 Federal Criminal Law
LAWS8311 Occupational Health and Safety Law
LAWS8312 Land, Law and Development in Asia
LAWS8313 Federal Criminal Procedure and Evidence
LAWS8522 Public Sector Employment Law
LAWS8566 International Criminal Law
LAWS8567 International Dispute Resolution
LAWS8568 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law
LAWS8570 Law & Economics of Regulation
LAWS8578 Constitutionalism in the Global South
LAWS8582 Global Health Law
LAWS8583 Indigenous Peoples and International Law
LAWS8585 International Aviation Law
LAWS8588 Privatisation and Regulation of Aviation
LAWS8589 Regulation of Religious Activities
LAWS8590 Special Topics in Government and Regulation
LAWS8651 Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law
LAWS8652 Administrative Decision Making in Australian Migration Law
A Bachelor Degree with a minimum average mark of 50 percent.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Graduate Certificate of Law offered by the ANU College of Law is the best way to start your postgraduate legal studies – whether you are a non-law graduate or a law graduate from an overseas university. The program is designed to be a stand-alone qualification or provide an entry qualification for the Master of Laws. Completion of the program is compulsory for all non-law graduates seeking to progress to a Master of Laws at the ANU College of Law. The program is optional for all law graduates from overseas universities who might like to increase their understanding of Australian Law or Law and Legal Institutions. The program provides a flexible structure and includes a wide range of elective courses. All courses are taught by staff with international research reputations and draw upon ANU’s strategic location in the national capital. The Graduate Certificate also includes a compulsory 6 unit course on Law and Legal Institutions which provides an important foundation for students’ legal studies.
ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.
The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion. It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/
NEW program - available for applications commencing from Summer Session, 2015
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Law will have the knowledge and skills to:
• undertake further Masters Level study
• enable study in specialist areas of law
• apply legal knowledge to complex legal problems
• structure and sustain legal argument in specialist areas of law
• conduct in-depth research in law
• incorporate social, policy, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis
• engage in original and critical reflection on a topic of law
• synthesise legal materials into a concise and cohesive argument that addresses a research question
• communicate ideas effectively both verbally and in writing
Further InformationCourses in this program are mainly offered on campus in Canberra with some elective courses being offered online.
For more information and to APPLY via UAC please go to LLM Masters Program website
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have accepted your offer you will be emailed your password and uni ID.
You must then follow the instructions provided here and enrol online through
International students should discuss their enrolment with us when they arrive in Canberra. Please Contact us to arrange an appointment.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure the program requirements are met and that all compulsory and required courses are completed so that the program can be awarded.
About this degree
How to choose courses and enrol
- Consult the program
requirements on the Programs and Courses page to see which courses you can
choose. In the Graduate Certificate of Law, LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions is compulsory and then you can choose any three other masters program courses.
- Look at the Masters program timetable to see when courses are offered and which stream they are relevant for.
- Check that you meet the prerequisites for the course.
- Enrol in the course on ISIS.
Each student will commence their program on a different date depending on what courses they have chosen. Please see the timetable.
Law and Legal Institutions
LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions is a compulsory course for this program and should be completed first.
If you are unsure what area of law you may wish to specialise in (or if you do not wish to specialise) we suggest you choose your three electives courses from the fundamentals suite of courses listed below. This will give you a fantastic overview of all areas of law and open up your options if you decide to progress to an LLM.
- LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law
- LAWS8182 Principles of International Law
- LAWS8001 Introduction to Law, Governance & Development
- LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation
The ANU College of Law has a strict attendance policy for face-to-face intensive classes. You must attend 100% of scheduled classes, whether they are held on weekdays, weekends or during the evening. We assume you have taken into account all work, family, religious and other commitments when you enrol.
Course outlines on your Wattle sites will describe the text books and reading materials you will need to access. You can buy text books at the on-campus Coop Bookshop. Reading guides are now often distributed as e-bricks via the Wattle course site.
The Masters Program timetable for 2015 is now available on the ANU College of Law, Masters Program site.
If you wish to apply for status (credit/advanced standing) for courses you have studied at another university, you must complete an Application for Status form and submit it to the LLM Program Administrator, along with an official transcript of your previous studies and relevant course descriptions and outlines. You will not be granted status for courses that have already counted towards a completed degree or award.
All email correspondence will be conducted with your University Webmail account. You can access this email account at http://students.anu.edu.au/ and clicking on the Webmail icon. There exists the facility to redirect your university email to a preferred account. You can do this at:http://itservices.anu.edu.au/email/
Convenor correspondence and course materials will be provided through the individual course page on WATTLE. Access to WATTLE will open approximately 6 weeks before the course starts. If you are enrolled in the course you should receive an email to confirm when the site is live.
Course Study Guide
A course study guide will be produced for each course and posted to Wattle about 4-6 weeks prior to the commencement of the course. This document contains information on the course including: course lecture outline; textbook requirements; reading requirements; assessment details; and policy information.
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