• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Anthony Hopkins
    • Dr Jolyon Ford
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2019
    First Semester 2019
    Winter Session 2019
    Second Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

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 Wattle sites for the LLB and JD Programs. When you are accepted into the course, the Law School Office will enter a permission code enabling you to enrol; you must then enrol through ISIS in the usual way.

Learning Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this course should be able to:
  • Write clearly and coherently in a professional context;
  • Work under professional supervision, and gain useful background in the way a legal professional thinks and works in a legal professional workplace and the way that workplace operates;
  • Analyse, consolidate and synthesise broad theoretical and professional knowledge through legal research to identify and propose  solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence;
  • Exercise critical thinking and judgment in the context of developing advanced professional knowledge; and
  • Plan and execute a written research project with some independence.

Indicative Assessment

5000 word Research Paper (80%) and 1000 word Course Report (20%)

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 the professional supervisor eg by accompanying Counsel or solicitors to court, mediations, interviewing clients or attending Parliamentary inquiry hearings. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course, with approximately the equivalent of one day per week spent in the workplace.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Bachelor of Laws (LLB, LLB(H)) and have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses. An application process exists for this course, please contact the ANU College of Law. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS6230 Law Internship, ANIP3003 Australian National Internships Program Internship A and ANIP3005 Australian National Internship B.

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

Fees

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:
Band 3
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1668 01 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 In Person

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4537 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6685 01 Jul 2019 19 Jul 2019 19 Jul 2019 30 Sep 2019 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9422 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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