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.
Students must apply to undertake this course. Please go to Law Professional Experience for application information.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify, plan, manage and execute a substantive written research project addressing a complex problem, and to a high professional standard appropriate to the professional setting,
- Demonstrate persuasive and inclusive written and oral communications skills appropriate to specialist legal and non-specialist audiences, and a given professional setting.
- Integrate and apply multiple areas of legal knowledge, skills and professional values gained throughout the JD program.
- Recognise and apply JD graduate attributes such as, but not limited to: an extended understanding of recent developments in international law and its practice; high level research skills; high level conceptualisation; the ability to generate and evaluate complex ideas; legal technical and communication skills; a reflective and ethical approach, and high level personal autonomy and accountability.
- Reflect on and review key elements of a growing professional and ethical identity by, for example, identifying specific interests, and deploying interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and career aspirations.In particular, upon successful conclusion of the course, and in the specific context of the International Law Clinical Program, students should be able to:
- Analyse and critique the application of advanced knowledge and skills acquired through the workshop phase of the Clinical Program and the study of international law related to a professional setting.
- Recognise and apply improved practical legal skills particularly ethical practice, communication with a variety of audiences, writing, and legal research principles and methods, in one specific professional context.
- Describe and critically assess a range of strategies to use international law skills in advocating social justice and human rights outcomes.
- Identify and evaluate concrete and achievable ways in which they can promote the relevance of international law to domestic social justice and human rights objectives.
Enrolment is limited with selection based on a competitive process. Application information can be located on the ANU College of Law Website.
- One major project [Learning outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9] and two minor projects, the latter being international law contributions to larger projects [Learning Outcomes 2, 6 and 7]. (null) [LO null]
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- Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 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.
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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.
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Alternatively, this information will be published in the Program course list when known.
Assumed KnowledgeStudents 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.
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
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