Forms, Policy & Procedures

Policies and procedure

Academic Integrity/Misconduct

The University defines rules around academic misconduct and they are set out in the Academic Misconduct Rule. All students should make themselves familiar with the Rule and consequences of breaching the Rule.

Policy: Academic integrity/misconduct


Assessment arrangements for students with Language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE)

students from linguistically diverse backgrounds (including Indigenous Australians), may be eligible for additional time in assessment items.

Policy: Assessment arrangements for students with language backgrounds other than English


Assessment: Reviews and appeals

The University policy on review of final results in a course is contained in the Student Assessment (Coursework) policy. Appeals are conducted in accordance with the Assessment Rule (which is referred to in that policy).

Policy: Assessment: Reviews and appeals


Concurrent Enrolment

In accordance with the Coursework Awards Rule a student enrolled in a coursework program cannot undertake, or continue to undertake, any other studies at the ANU or another educational institution while they are enrolled in the program without written approval from the Delegated Authority to do so.

Policy: Concurrent Enrolment


Course Study Load and Overloading

In accordance with ANU policy: Student Academic Load and Progression a student is considered to be overloading if they undertake more than 24 units in a single study period.

Policy: Course Study Load and Overloading



The University’s Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy  details the policy framework for assessment and grading at the ANU. The grades, numerical marks and standards set out in Table 1 of that policy apply to ANU College of Law coursework programs. 

Policy: Grading


Guide to professional conduct

This is referred to and explained in all Course Study Guides for courses in the LLBHons, JD (On-Campus), LLM and GCert Law programs. All students are expected to adopt the conduct set out in the guide for the entire period of their study in these programs.

Policy: Guide to professional conduct


Word length and excess word penalties

The ANU College of Law requires students to strictly adhere to set word lengths.  Penalties will be applied where those strict word limits are exceeded.

Policy: Word length and excess word penalties


Extensions, late submission and penalties

There is a University-wide policy on: extensions of assessment due dates; the late submission of work without an extension; and associated penalties.

Policy: Extensions, late submission and penalties

Form: Apply for Extension


Illegible scripts

In the event that a student submits examination answers which are indecipherable to the examiners.

Policy: Illegible scripts


Honours in Law

There are three possible pathways whereby an ANU student studying a LLB (whether part of a flexible double or not) may qualify to obtain a law degree with Honours.

Policy: Honours in Law


External Study

There are two ways you might be able to undertake study at another university, and apply to have that study count towards your ANU law degree.



Students, who have undertaken previous study that is relevant to their current academic program, can request to receive course credit based on their prior learning.


Student Placements

If you are going to take part in an ANU College of Law placement (e.g. clinical course, internship, offshore course (ie. Myanmar, Alabama, Kyoto etc)) we have produced two documents to guide you through the process.

Information: Student placements


Policy & Procedure

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