Based in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, the ANU College of Law provides an unparalleled location for the research and study of law.
By creating intersections between academia, government and the legal profession, the College has developed links with the nation’s key law-making and legislative bodies - including the Australian Parliament and the High Court – and the agencies which support and engage with them, such as the Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Our location enables the College to present a large number of events, conferences and seminars, spanning an array of topics, including intellectual property, preventative justice, ethics, Indigenous sovereignty, terrorism and human rights.
In addition, our Visitors Program attracts legal experts, practitioners and researchers from across Australia and around the world, each offering unique perspectives on the application of law in their respective fields.
Online & off-campus
Consistent with our role as Australia’s national law school, many of our programs and courses are offered online or off-campus, allowing more people to study with us, regardless of their location.
Our expertise in online legal education includes the ANU Juris Doctor (Online) - the first fully online Juris Doctor offered by a Group of Eight law school - the Graduate Certificate in Australian Migration Law and Practice and the Master of Laws in Migration Law.
Many of our postgraduate programs also offer considerable flexibility for students needing to balance study with employment and other commitments. This includes 3-5 day intensives for our Masters courses – reducing the amount of time students need to spend on campus – and the option for students to undertake the face-to-face component of the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in cities across Australia.
Consistent with the ANU College of Law’s commitment to academic rigor, entry requirements and assessment for online programs are the same as they are for their on-campus equivalent.