• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The Australian National Law Internships Program provides students from the law discipline with the opportunity to undertake a significant research project within a legal work place. Academic credit will be awarded towards the students' law degree. Placements are in national institutions (eg government departments and agencies), peak industry bodies, large industry organisations, public policy-focused NGOs, or international organisations (eg embassies). As part of a real-world legal experience, students will have the opportunity to work in an office environment, learn to prioritise tasks and deadlines, develop the skills to express themselves concisely and provide a succinct prĂ©cis of a complex topic. Students will be supervised by a person with appropriate legal qualifications.

Admission to this course is selective due to the high academic standards required to successfully complete the course. 

A law related research topic is agreed between the Intern and the placement and topics usually have a focus relevant to both the organisation and the intern. Students attend workshops to assist with the write up of their report and enhance professional skills.

Internship placements may be offered within Australia or overseas, and workshops will be delivered over the course of a semester or in intensive mode.

The mandatory orientation workshop runs over two days during Orientation Week.

Admission to this course is selective due to the high academic standards required to successfully complete the course. For more information on the entry process please visit anip.anu.edu.au.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate, integrate and apply a range of applied legal research and legal professional skills;
  2. Identify, analyse, synthesise, and interpret legal and other information from diverse sources;
  3. Present an argument, in written and spoken form, about complex legal and public policy issues and questions;
  4. Engage professionally with stakeholders on legally relevant topics.

Other Information

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Bachelor of Laws (LLB, LLB(H)), have completed or be completing five 1000 level LAWS courses, and have completed 96 units of undergraduate study.

A permission code is required to enrol in this course.

For some internships, in order to be given permission to enrol, the student will be required to demonstrate to the course convenor sufficient understanding of the social, cultural and political context of the country in which the internship is to be taken. This may be demonstrated by completion of relevant courses or by having spent significant time in the relevant country.

Indicative Assessment

  1. A 500-word Research Project Proposal (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. A Research Report of 4,000 words (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. A Poster (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. A presentation on the poster: a 15-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of Q&A (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from a combination of workshops, attendance at internship placement and applied research and writing. The structure and delivery of contact hours is dependent on internship type.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

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. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS 4230 Law Internship, LAWS4310 Australian National Law Internships Program B; or ANIP3003 Australian National Internships Program Internship A or ANIP3005 Australian National Internship B, unless it is credited to a non-law degree. An application process exists for this course.

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

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Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
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