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

The ANU College of Law's internship course offers students an unparalleled opportunity to put their learning into action and carry out a law-based research project in a legal professional workplace. The course requires and develops both legal knowledge and a lawyer's approach to problem identification, analysis and recommendations.


Internship placements are available within a variety of Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory government departments, statutory bodies, community legal centres and other non-government organisations. Internships are also available under the supervision of a member of the ANU College of Law. In addition, students may arrange their own internship with a suitable organisation and professional supervisor, opening up the possibility to choose organisations and locations that best suit their future career interests. The professional supervisor of an intern must be a lawyer. Applications to complete self-arranged internships will be approved where they meet the requirements of the course.

Internships are available during each semester and during summer and winter term, enabling students to complete placements in remote locations in Australia or internationally. To assist in arranging placements, applications for an internship are generally made earlier than for other subjects.


Students must apply to undertake this course. Please go to Law Professional Experience for application information

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Produce a clear and coherent multimodal or written text for legal professional purposes;
  2. Reflect on the practices of a legal professional workplace and communicate own learning gained from the experience;
  3. Critically analyse a legal issue relevant to the host workplace and synthesise theoretical and professional knowledge to propose solutions to mitigate or eliminate risks; and
  4. Plan and execute a research project with some independence.

Other Information

Enrolment is limited with selection based on a competitive process. Application information can be located on the ANU College of Law Website.

Indicative Assessment

  1. research-related project (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. reflective blogs (50) [LO 1,2]
  3. internship host evaluation (0) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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 an internship host entity under the guidance of a professional supervisor. The professional supervisor must be someone with a legal background (e.g. legal counsel, solicitors, barristers, mediator, arbitrator, government official, etc.). Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course. Wherever possible, approximately the equivalent of one day per week should be spent in the workplace. However, exceptions may be made where circumstances prevent student presence in the workplace (e.g., security clearances). Such exceptions should be discussed with College Student Administration Services as part of the application for enrolment. The distribution of hours for the internship is negotiable between the internship host and the student. However, a portion of the time for the internship should be related to the topic of the research essay assessment.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a; Bachelor of Laws (ALLB) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS4230 Law Internship; or ANIP3003 Australian National Internships Program Internship A unless it is credited to a non-law degree; or ANIP3005 Australian National Internships Program B unless it is credited to a non-law degree.

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

Prescribed Texts

  • Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 36 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours.
  • Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have three contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.

Click here for the LLB Program course list

Fees

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

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2022 $4740
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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
4129 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 Online or 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
4587 01 Jul 2023 TBA TBA 30 Sep 2023 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
7156 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 Online or In Person N/A

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