Clinical courses & internships

Clinical courses and internships

Clinical courses give Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Flexible Double Degree and Juris Doctor students the opportunity to engage with real clients, real problems and real deadlines.

If you have any questions please contact using your student (ANU) email account or by phone 02 6125 3483.

To apply complete the application form and lodge it by the due date communicated through the Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor WATTLE program page. 


Clinical Youth Law Program

Based in a community legal practice environment, LAWS4267/LAWS6267 Clinical Youth Law Program is a 6 unit elective course for later year law students, provided in collaboration with ACT Legal Aid which hosts the Youth Law Centre ACT. Students participate in the Youth Law Centre, a non-profit legal service for ACT youth aged 12-25 years. While analysing the various roles that lawyers can play, students will focus on extending legal assistance, social justice and reform - particularly in relation to youth legal needs in the ACT.


Community Law Clinical Program

LAWS4268/LAWS6268 Community Law Clinical Program is a 6 unit elective course offered in partnership between the ANU College of Law and Canberra Community Law. During the course, students work for one full day per week at the centre where they provide legal information and undertake casework under the supervision of solicitors.


Indigenous Community Legal Clinic

Based in a Koori focused legal practice environment, LAWS4278/LAWS6278 Indigenous Community Legal Clinic is a 6 unit elective course for later year law students, provided in collaboration with Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT).


Environmental Law Clinical Program

Based in a community environmental advice and assistance environment, LAWS4281/LAWS6281 Environmental Law Clinical Program is a 6 unit elective course for later year LLB and JD students provided in collaboration with the Environmental Defenders Office ACT.


Public Interest Law Clinical Program

The LAWS4284/LAWS6284 Public Interest Law Clinical Program is a 6 point elective course for LLB and JD students.

This course provides clinical placement of students in pairs at various ACT community agencies for a total of 10-12 students each semester. Students work with the staff of their agency one day per week. This exposure is coupled with whole group seminars and reporting and reflective session in weekly tutorials.


International Law Clinic

The LAWS4302/LAWS6302 International Law Clinical program gives students interested in International Law an experience of the practical application of International law in Government agencies and NGO's which are active on International Law issues.

Law Internship course

Our law internship offers selected high achieving students an unparalleled opportunity to carry out a law-based research project in a legal professional workplace. The internship work may be set in a government department, law firm, parliament, or non-government organisation, and there are increasing opportunities for overseas internships. More information on the Law Internship course LAWS4230/LAWS6230 is available on the Programs and Courses website.


Australian National Internships Program

The Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) gives undergraduate and postgraduate students an opportunity to work at the heart of Australian policy and politics. The elite program arranges research-orientated internships at the Australian Federal Parliament, the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, in the public service or non-government organisations. ANU Law students may count the internship as one of your non-law electives, or as part of your other degree in a Flexible Double Degree.


Washington Internships

The Washington Internship program gives students a unique opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the most powerful people in American politics. The six-week internships at the United States Congress take place in January and February and are available to Australian National University undergraduate students. ANU Law students may count the internship as one of your non-law electives, or as part of your other degree in a Flexible Double Degree.


ACICIS Indonesia's Law Professional Practicum (LPP)

$3,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grants are available to undergraduate students wishing to spend Summer 2018 studying in Indonesia on ACICIS Study Indonesia’s Law Professional Practicum (LPP). Students attend two weeks of academic tuition, including Indonesian language classes and a series of seminars and fieldtrips, prior to undertaking a four-week supervised practicum placement (internship) in an Indonesian legal workplace environment. No background in Indonesian language is required to participate in this program. Applications for 2018 open soon.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team