• Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject RegNet
  • Areas of interest Law, Policy Studies, Political Sciences

This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. Remote (online) and in-person students participate together in the same class.

The Regulation and Governance Clinic is a unique experiential learning opportunity for students interested in gaining hands-on exposure to contemporary issues in regulation and governance. Students work in self-directed teams on client projects, drawn from partners of the School of Regulation and Governance (RegNet) in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Students will gain experience tackling real-world regulatory and governance challenges by collaborating with policy and practice stakeholders, such as government agencies, think tanks, civil society, and intergovernmental organisations, to provide evidence-based research, analysis, and advice. The Clinic is an on-campus directed experience where ANU academic and professional staff provide fundamental skill-building sessions, such as developing policy briefs, delivering parliamentary testimony, and media communication. Regular Clinic meetings will also provide students the opportunity to present ongoing research from their work with partner organisations, solicit feedback from peers, and brainstorm new solutions in a collaborative setting.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply regulation and governance theories to real-world problems and research and policy environments
  2. Collate and analyse data from consultations with client organisations as well as analogue and digital sources and interpret and report their significance in light of underlying theories, social and political contexts, and client organizational priorities
  3. Work effectively in teams and produce and deliver constructive critique of peer research and work products
  4. Work professionally with non-academic partners
  5. Write a policy brief, blog post or research report in an engaging style
  6. Formulate and execute an impact and engagement strategy of policy-relevant research

Indicative Assessment

  1. Project pitch (2 page outline and oral presentation, recorded) (10) [LO 1]
  2. Peer feedback activity #1 (in-class participation; two concrete suggestions for improving peer projects) (5) [LO 1,3]
  3. Peer feedback activity #2 (in-class participation; two concrete suggestions for improving peer projects) (5) [LO 1,3]
  4. Mid-term report: background + evidence (1,500 words) (25) [LO 1,2]
  5. Final report: background + evidence + recommendations (3,000 words) (35) [LO 1,2,5]
  6. Report release – policy brief, blog, seminar, video, etc. (20) [LO 2,4,5,6]

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.


This course requires a total of 120 hours of work comprising seminars as well as associated preparation, independent study, and assessment time. Actual time required may vary with individual students.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts


Preliminary Reading

Stone, D. A. (2013). Policy paradox: the art of political decision making. New York: Norton.

Ball, W. J. (1995). A pragmatic framework for the evaluation of policy arguments. Review of Policy Research, 14(1-2), 3-24.

Martinez-Conde, S., & Macknik, S. L. (2017). Opinion: Finding the plot in science storytelling in hopes of enhancing science communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(31), 8127-8129. Ozburn, L. E. (2016). Debunking Policy Briefs and Beyond: A Best-Practices Guide for Graduate Students. MAEUS Talk, vol. 1 no. 1.

Liu, N. F., & Carless, D. (2006). Peer feedback: the learning element of peer assessment. Teaching in Higher education, 11(3), 279-290.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4410
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6856 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 Online or In Person N/A

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