• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Imogen Saunders
    • Prof Donald Rothwell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
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The International Law Clinical Program gives students interested in International Law an experience of the practical application of International Law.

The International Law Clinical Program applies students' knowledge of international law and drafting and research skills to contemporary international law projects. 

The main focus of the Clinical Program is responding to projects initiated by the Convenor and students working collaboratively. 

The Clinical Program aims 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:

  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

  1. 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]. (null) [LO null]

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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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

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)

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
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4220 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 Online or 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
7231 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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