• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law

The International Law Clinical Program gives students interested in International Law an experience of the practical application of International Law in the work of Government agencies and NGO's which are active on International Law issues. 
The International Law Clinical Program applies students' knowledge of international law and drafting and research skills to projects which  assist the work of outside organisations in Government and the NGO community.  
The main focus of the Clinical Program would be responding to the needs of outside organisations in continuing dialogue with the Convenor and students in the Clinical Program.  Some projects would be initiated by the Convenor and students working collaboratively.  
The Clinical Program aims  to develop the relationships of students personally and the ANU College of Law institutionally with Government and NGO organisations, to project the knowledge and skills of the ANU College of Law generally and in International Law in particular, and to enhance appreciation of International Law among influential Australian Government and NGO communities.

Learning Outcomes

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

Students who have successfully completed the course would develop the following skills:

  1. Critical analysis of international law concepts through their application to  domestic policy objectives.
  2. Develop research and drafting skills, demonstrate to external audiences specific skills of research and drafting required for non-academic work, and compare and contrast those skills with the skills required for academic work.
  3. Apply an advanced ability to work collaboratively, and develop interpersonal skills and self-awareness of students' own cognitive abilities and values.
  4. Reflect on learning experiences gained through project work to support the delivery of successful project outcomes.
  5. Evaluate the practical demands of policy-making outside the academic context, with regard to future personal aspirations.
  6. Communicate  the practical relevance of international law to a variety of audiences.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

One major project [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3 and 4] and two minor projects, the latter being international law contributions to larger projects [Learning Outcomes 5 and 6].

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Face to face contact between the Convenor and students would be intensive at the workshop phase of the Clinical Program and would subsequently take place in regular seminars and individual feedback sessions. 

On average, taking into account the time spent on projects, student workload would be at a level of about 3 hours per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Bachelor of Laws (LLB, LLB(H)), have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2250 International Law. An application process exists for this course, please contact the ANU College of Law.

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

Prescribed Texts

Adrian Evans, Anna Cody, Anna Copeland, Jeff Giddings, Peter Joy, Mary Anne Noone and Simon Rice,'Australian Clinical Legal Education' I(ANU E-Press 2017)

Preliminary Reading

Adrian Evans, Anna Cody, Anna Copeland, Jeff Giddings, Peter Joy, Mary Anne Noone and Simon Rice, 'Australian Clinical Legal Education' I(ANU E-Press 2017)

Assumed Knowledge

Students who apply for the Clinical Program will need to show advanced skills in research and drafting, capacity to work to deadlines and demonstrated interest in international law.


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 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4172 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9179 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 Online or In Person View

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