Academic Integrity and Misconduct
The University defines rules around academic misconduct and they are set out in the Academic Integrity Rule 2021. All students should make themselves familiar with the Rule and consequences of breaching the Rule.
For more information please visit the ANU College of Law Academic Integrity and Misconduct guidelines
Admission to Practice
In order to be admitted to practice you must meet the admission requirements above and make an application in the form specified by the Supreme Court in the State or Territory in which you are seeking to being admitted.
For more information please visit the Admission to Practice page
Assessment Extension and Deferment Options
ANU recognises that not all students are the same and sometimes life gets in the way of studying. ANU offer a variety of reasonable adjustments to help students succeed with their studies. However, finding what is available to you at any given time and to suit your individual circumstances can be difficult.
If you are unsure which adjustments are available to you, either for your assessment, quiz, test or examination, click the button below and answer this 30 second questionnaire.
Class Representative process
Student representation in class is an important component of the teaching and learning process at the ANU College of Law. A class representatives is a student who is enrolled in a class and who is responsible for representing the cohort of that class.
For more information please visit the Class Representative Process page
College Letter Requests
If you need an Official Academic Transcript, please order a hardcopy academic transcript using the 'request a transcript' button on your ISIS homepage, or:
- NavBar (Compass Icon) > Navigator > ISIS > Academic Records > Request a Transcript
If you're unable to access ISIS, My eQuals or have any other questions about confirming your academic record please get in touch with Student Central.
For all other letter requests, please complete the online applicatoin to request a letter. Options include:
- Program Completion Letter,
- Enrolment Confirmation Letter,
- Program Confirmation
- Letter, Statement of Results (unofficial transcript).
- There is also the option to request a bespoke letter.
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.
For more information please visit the ANU College of Law Course Study Load and Overloading guidelines
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.
Degree Completion Time-limits
The maximum period for a student to complete a program is the following period beginning on the day the program commences.
For more information please visit the degree completion time-limits page
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.
For more information please visit the ANU College of Law Concurrent Enrolment guidelines.
Changing course enrolment
Please refer to the swapping or dropping courses page for more information that includes a how-to guide.
You must add or swap your courses by the ANU deadline every semester. This deadline is the Monday, Week 2 of each semester. Check the Programs and Courses webpage for non-standard session enrolment deadlines (Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring).
The deadline for Late enrolment is always Monday of Week Three at 11:59pm. Requests for late enrolment after this date will only be considered on a case by case basis. (check the Programs and Courses webpage for non-standard session enrolment deadlines: Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring).
Should you wish to apply for late enrolment, you are required to complete the application for enrolment change and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The College must be satisfied that enrolling late into courses will not negatively impact on students' academic success.
Further information can be located here.
Requesting a permission number
Some courses will not allow you to enrol via ISIS without a permission code. Please contact the College Student and Education Support team if you require further information.
The ANU College of Law offers two forms of examinations, Centrally Invigilated & Take-Home/Online.
Centrally Invigilated examinations are timetabled and held on-campus during the university examination periods.
Take-home/online examinations are typically administered by the ANU College of Law through the WATTLE platform. The college attempts to also schedule these through the examination period, allowing students to have a clear view of all exams scheduled.
A deferred examination is the sitting of an examination at a time other than the scheduled time/date.
The University may approve alternative provisions for undergraduate and graduate coursework students who are unable to attend a formal examination at the prescribed time, owing to extenuating circumstances.
Please see the ANU Deferred Examinations page for further information and instructions on how to apply.
Deferred and supplementary assessment for ANU College of Law courses are typically scheduled in the first week of the Semester. It is the students responsibility to ensure that you are available for examination during that period.
Holiday/travel plans will not considered by the university as grounds to further defer the supplementary and deferred assessment. The University will notify students using their ANU email of the time, place and form of the supplementary and deferred assessment.
Take Home Examination Misadventure
If students experience misadventure during their take home examination and the examination has already been accessed via Wattle, a report /email must be sent to email@example.com immediately advising the extenuating circumstances experienced whilst undertaking the examination.
Other Assessment Tasks
Assignments, essays and other assessment tasks are not classified as examinations. To apply for additional time to complete all other assessment tasks, please Apply for Extension.
Illegible Script books for Examinations
In the event that a student submits examination answers which are indecipherable to the examiners, the following procedure will be followed:
- A photocopy will be made by the ANU College of Law Student and Education Support team.
- The student will be required to attend the ANU College of Law Student and Education Support office in order to transcribe the illegible text on a photocopied version of the original.
- The student will provide a word-by-word transcription in red ink and block letters above the word as written (for example, any abbreviations used must be reproduced as they appear in the original script).
- The original will be marked with the aid of the transcription.
- In these cases, the ANU College of Law does not guarantee that normal timing for notification of results will be met.
- Students asked to translate an illegible script in accordance with the above procedures must do so promptly.
Final Examinations will return to invigilated in person examinations
Please be advised that from Semester Two, 2023, all LLB and JD compulsory course Final Examinations will return to invigilated in person examinations. The only exception to this will be LAWS6205 and LAWS6207 as these two courses will be offered online for the final iteration of the Juris Doctor (Online) teach out. Although LAWS6205 and LAWS6207 will be delivered both in person and online, the examination will need to remain online for this final online iteration of these two JD courses. Any LLB/JD elective course that has a formally scheduled final examination will remain online.
The formal ANU examination period for Semester Two, 2023 commences 2 November 2023 and concludes 18 November 2023 and your examinations will be scheduled during this period. The final timetable will be published and sent to students early October 2023 by the ANU Central Examination Office. Please do not make any travel plans during this period as if you are enrolled in a compulsory course, you will be required to sit your examination on campus. The ANU College of Law Associate Dean (Education), Associate Professor Wayne Morgan, hosted on Friday 21 July an information forum and discussion that addressed the return to invigilated in person examinations.AD(E) information forum addressing the return to invigilated in-person examinations
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.
For more information please visit the ANU College of Law Extensions, late submission and penalties guidelines
Feedback and Complaints Procedure
At the ANU College of Law, we are interested in your feedback. Feedback helps us to know what we are doing well, and what we can do better.
For more information please visit the ANU College of Law Feedback and complaints procedures guidelines
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.
For more information please visit the ANU College of Law Grading guidelines
Guidance for Student Placements and International Opportunities
A placement or international opportunity will be one of the most rewarding aspects of your time at the ANU College of Law, as exciting as they are varied. The College facilitates over 1000 international internships, Global Exchange placements, offshore mooting opportunities, short courses and independently arranged study abroad placements each year.
Aside from having a productive and rewarding experience, it is important to the College that you have a safe one. We require you to confirm that you have read the Guidance for Placement document to be aware of some of the risks you might face and what you can do to stay safe.
Guide to Appropriate Student Behaviour
This is referred to and explained in all Class Summaries for all ANU College of Law Courses. All students are expected to adopt the conduct set out in the guide for the entire period of their study in these programs. These Guidelines are in line with the ANU Student Code of Conduct.
For more information please visit the ANU College of Law Guide to Appropriate Student Behaviour
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.
For more information please visit the Honours in Law page
A research paper may be taken as part of a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of Financial Management and Law or Master of International Law and Diplomacy program. The course is worth 12 units and involves the completion of a 11,000 -16,000 word research thesis. The specific length will vary, depending on what course or program you are enrolled into.
For more information please visit the Supervised Research Paper page if you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) program.
For the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws , Master of Financial Management and Law or Master of International Law and Diplomacy programs, please see the Graduate Research Unit page for more information
Reviews & Appeals on Assessment
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).
For more information please visit the College's Reviews & Appeals on Assessment.
School of Legal Practice
Information assisting students due to the closure of the School of Legal Practice closure.
Information on admission to practice can be found here.
The ANU College of Law provides students with the opportunity within their program to focus on a particular area of law. Specialisations at ANU require 24 units of study.
For more information please visit the College's Specialisations page.
You may be able to study elsewhere at another institution, whether it be domestic or overseas and have it counted towards your ANU law degree.
For more information please visit the Information and Application page
Time Adjustments for Assessment
Students from linguistically diverse backgrounds (including Indigenous Australians), may be eligible for additional time in examinations and timed assessments, provided the criterion is met.
Students holding a current Education Access Plan (EAP) may be eligible for additional time in examinations, quizzes and take home assignments. This is dependent on the provision of extra time for assessment and/or Special (Alternative) Exam Arrangements (SEAs) being approved and set in place by ANU Accessibility (previously Access and Inclusion). Students are required to submit an application at least two weeks prior to the scheduled assessment piece to arrange a time adjustment For more information, please visit the ANU College of Law Assessment Time Adjustments page.
Word length and excess word penalties
The ANU College of Law requires all students to strictly adhere to set word lengths. Penalties will be applied where those strict word limits are exceeded.
For more information please visit the ANU College of Law Word length and excess word penalties guide