• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
International Social Justice Clinic (LAWS6240)

This course engages law students in non-government organisational activity in developing countries.  Students learn aspects of law and practice in international aid and development, reflect on the role of NGOs and on cultural dimensions of law, and support the capacity of NGOs to pursue their development mission. Students work in teams to carry out human rights policy research for a partner NGO, under supervision by staff both at ANU and at the NGO. The students' research tasks produce an output - a report, a proposal, a program of activity, a submission etc - which supports the NGO's work. Possible areas of likely research include poverty, women and children, juvenile justice, community legal education, and public legal services. Students will attend scheduled classes at ANU, read relevant academic material, maintain a reflective journal, carry out prescribed assessment tasks. Students will be supervised regularly by NGO staff through online communications technology.

Enrolment is limited according to the availability of places with NGOs, and so students must apply for admission to the course.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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