• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Work Integrated Learning Placements
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Matthew Zagor
    • Dr Jonathan Liljeblad
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Summer Session 2025
    First Semester 2025
    Winter Session 2025
    Second Semester 2025
    See Future Offerings

Students must apply to undertake this course. Please go to Law Internships page for application information: https://law.anu.edu.au/law-internships

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. Full details about the internship course and the application process are posted to the ANU College of Law current students' website.


Students can only complete one Law Internship during their degree. Students must apply to undertake this course. Please go to Law Internships page for application information.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Design and develop an outline for a researched multimodal or written text;
  2. Reflect on the way that a legal professional thinks and a legal professional workplace operates, and synthesise and apply reflections in their own projects;
  3. Synthesise theoretical and professional knowledge to develop and implement solutions to a complex legal problem based on research; and
  4. Plan and execute a research project independently.

Work Integrated Learning

Placements

An internship placement offers students an unparalleled opportunity to put their learning into action in the workplace 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.

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. The proposed means of assessment for this course will provide students with at least two pieces of assessment, including one piece during the semester. This course is a JD capstone course and will include a research project in a professional practice context. More information about the means of assessment, including the relationship between the assessment and the learning outcomes of the course, will be available in the Class Summary and on the course WATTLE page. (null) [LO null]

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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: Juris Doctor (MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS4230 Law Internship; or ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate) unless it is credited to a non-law degree; or ANIP6505 Australian National Internships Program B unless it is credited to a non-law degree. Students can only complete one Law Internship during their degree. Students must apply to undertake this course. Please go to Law Internships page for application information.

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

Prescribed Texts

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.

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:
34
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
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1437 25 Nov 2024 TBA TBA 14 Feb 2025 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3857 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 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
6458 02 Jun 2025 TBA TBA 18 Jul 2025 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
8738 21 Jul 2025 28 Jul 2025 31 Aug 2025 24 Oct 2025 In Person N/A

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