Clinical Courses Application Form

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Important Information

Please read the information on law clinical courses prior to applying. 

Attendance at clinic orientation workshops during the first week of semester are compulsory and students will generally be required to commit to working at the clinic one day per week for 12 weeks.

Clinics run over the mid-semester break and students will generally be required to attend on-site during this time. Students may be required to attend a seminar(s) during the mid-semester break.

Participation in the LAWS4304/6304 Prison Legal Literacy Clinic requires the completion of additional security checks and attendance at security awareness training.

Please note: This is your only opportunity to appy to undertake a clinical course in 2020.

Applications Close: 31 October 2019
Semester 1 Start Date: Monday 24 February 2020
Semester 2 Start Date: Monday 27 July 2020

General Information on Clinical Courses

This course involves students participating at a designated law practice or at a clinic site (ie. the prison). Student paralegal and legal education work is essential to the operation of each clinic; for provision of assistance to clients, the provision of legal information and work on systemic issues concerning justice and the law. Each clinical course has compulsory attendance requirements and compulsory assessments.

You must complete this form to apply for the following 2020 clinical courses:

LAWS4267/6267 Youth Law Clinic
LAWS4268/6268 Community Law Clinic
LAWS4281/6281 Environmental Law Clinic
LAWS4302/6302 International Law Clinic
LAWS4304/6304 Prison Legal Literacy Clinic

Please read the appropriate course description on Programs & Courses, which contains additional details.    

Separate application form for the following clinics

Applications for LAWS4307/LAWS6307 Legal Education for True Justice: Indigenous Perspectives and Deep Listening on Country and LAWS4313/6313 Kimberley Aboriginal Justice Clinic have a separate applicaiton process TBA.


To enrol in a clinical course you must be studying the Bachelor of Law (Honours) or Juris Doctor and have completed or be completing five LAWS courses at 1000/6100 level.

In addition, to enrol in the LAWS4304/6304 Prison Legal Literacy Clinic a student must have completed LAWS1206/6106 Criminal Law & Procedure.


Please read the Eligibility and Selection Guidelines for information about the selection process for clinical courses.

Student Agreement

Student participation at each clinic may involve direct engagement with vulnerable people. The provisions of the ANU Child Protection Policy and Procedure apply to all students.
The relevant ANU Policy and Procedure are located at: 
             ANU Child Protection Policy; and
             ANU Child Protection Procedure 

Students seeking to enrol must agree to:

  • Authorise the exchange of personal information about themselves between the ANU College of Law and the clinic. This includes your enrolment application and statement of results. Where your personal information is exchanged, the information is treated as being strictly confidential by the College and by the clinic. Where any conflict of interest arises, this will be notified to the student by the clinic.
  • Obtain a Working with Vulnerable People registration. It is a pre-requisite for all clinical courses that selected students must apply for and receive a Working with Vulnerable People registration BEFORE the course commences. There is no cost involved in applying for registration 
  • Disclose any conflict of interest known to the student that may be relevant to the approval of student enrolment in the course by the course convenor. Examples of possible conflicts of interest are: 
    • a.    a student is employed by, or has another close connection with, an agency such as Centrelink, Australian Federal Police, Director of Public Prosecutions, a law firm, court or tribunal or;
    • b.    a student, or someone with whom they have, or have had, a close connection, is a client of the clinic or associated law practice, or is a witness or party in a case where one of the law practices has acted or is acting.
  • Maintain client confidentiality in full compliance with the clinic or legal practice’s standards.
  • Accept supervision and adhere to directions from law practice solicitors and staff when participating in the clinic.
  • Attend the law practice or clinic site as required, generally one day a week for 12 weeks. 
Working with Vulnerable People Card (WWVP)

All students must have a current/valid Working with Vulnerable People registration card before the course commences. Students must apply for registration before submitting this clinical courses application.

To make a WWVP application, please click link below:

Access Canberra Working with Vulnerable People Registration

Please note:

  1. Your WWVP must be up to date and not due to expire before or during your clinical course.
  2. There is no cost involved in applying for registration.

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