• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Imogen Saunders
    • Dr Jonathan Liljeblad
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
    Second Semester 2022
    See Future Offerings

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. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critical analysis of international law concepts through their application to domestic policy objectives.
  2. Develop research and drafting skills, demonstrate to external audiences specific skills of research and drafting required for non-academic work, and compare and contrast those skills with the skills required for academic work.
  3. Apply an advanced ability to work collaboratively, and develop interpersonal skills and self-awareness of students' own cognitive abilities and values.
  4. Reflect on learning experiences gained through project work to support the delivery of successful project outcomes.
  5. Evaluate the practical demands of policy-making outside the academic context, with regard to future personal aspirations.
  6. Communicate the practical relevance of international law to a variety of audiences.

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. One major project (null) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Two minor projects (null) [LO 5,6]

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Workload

Face to face contact between the Convenor and students would be intensive at the workshop phase of the Clinical Program and would subsequently take place in regular seminars and individual feedback sessions. 

On average, taking into account the time spent on projects, student workload would be at a level of about 3 hours per week.

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 and have completed LAWS2250 International Law. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS6302 International Law Clinic

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

Prescribed Texts

Adrian Evans, Anna Cody, Anna Copeland, Jeff Giddings, Peter Joy, Mary Anne Noone and Simon Rice,'Australian Clinical Legal Education' I(ANU E-Press 2017)

Assumed Knowledge

Students 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.

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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4740
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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
4090 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 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
7055 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 Online or In Person N/A

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