• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2018
    First Semester 2018
    Winter Session 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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The ANU College of Law's internship program offers students an unparalleled opportunity to carry out law-based research projects in a legal professional workplace. The course requires and develops both legal knowledge and a lawyer's approach to problem identification, analysis and recommendations.

The College expects to be able to offer a limited number of internship places with the Parliamentary Library, the Commonwealth Ombudsman's Office, the Office of International Law in the Attorney-General's Department and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  Internships will also available under the supervision of a member of the ANU College of Law. We hope to expand these placement opportunities to other Government Departments, NGO's and private sector law firms.  

For other than the anticipated placements with these external organisations the applicant is primarily responsible for identifying a suitable placement and supervisor.  Preference in approving applications, other than for these external organisations, will be given to those who have a placement arranged.

When students who have been accepted for the program need assistance to secure the support of a workplace organisation, other than for placements with the above external organisations, the Program Convenor will try to put students in touch with a suitable professional supervisor.

The professional supervisor of an intern must be a lawyer.
Internships are available during each semester, and the summer session. Internships may be offered in the winter session from time to time.

To assist in placements, applications for an internship are generally made earlier than for other subjects. For summer internships, applications must be in by late August. For first semester applications are due by early October in the preceding year, and by mid-May for second semester. Full details of the internship program for each semester and summer sessions and application forms are posted to the Wattle sites for the LLB and JD Programs.

When you are accepted for the program, the Law Student Administration Office will enter a permission code enabling you to enrol in this course; you must then enrol through ISIS in the usual way.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful conclusion of this capstone course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify, plan, manage and execute a substantive and original written research project addressing a complex problem, and do so independently, and to a high professional standard appropriate to the professional setting.
  2. Demonstrate persuasive and inclusive written and oral communications skills appropriate to specialist and non-specialist audiences, and a given professional setting.
  3. Integrate and apply multiple areas of legal knowledge, skills and professional values gained throughout the JD program.
  4. Recognise and apply JD graduate attributes such as, but not limited to: an extended understanding of recent developments in law and its practice; high level research skills; high level conceptualisation; the ability to generate and evaluate complex ideas; legal technical and communication skills; a reflective and ethical approach, and high level personal autonomy and accountability.
  5. Reflect on and review key elements of a growing professional and ethical identity by, for example, naming and debating specific interests, interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and career motivations and aspirations.
  6. Recognise and apply improved legal skills particularly relating to work expectations, routines, professional conduct rules and ethical practice, in one specific professional work context.
  7. Describe, analyse and critique how advanced knowledge and skills acquired through the study of law are brought to bear in a specific way for  a particular purpose in one legal work setting.
  8. Identify, describe, and reflect on their workplace experiences individually and in collaboration with students and work colleagues, particularly in terms of their own professional growth.

Other Information

Entry into this course is through an application process, advertised through the Wattle JD program page

Indicative Assessment

Research Paper and Course Report.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity.

While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Students take part in the general work of the professional supervisor eg by accompanying Counsel or solicitors to court, mediations, interviewing clients or attending Parliamentary inquiry hearings.

Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course, with approximately the equivalent of one day per week spent in the workplace.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Juris Doctor and completed/completing 5 LAWS courses at 1000 or 6100 lvl Or JD online and completed LAWS8712 You need to contact the College for application process This course is incompatible with LAWS4230

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1896 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5119 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6896 01 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018 30 Sep 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
10214 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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