Academic Integrity and 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.
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
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.
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).
Late enrolment is only permitted in exceptional circumstances and any application received after 9am Monday of week 3 of each semester will not be accepted (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 into a course after the deadline to add courses on ISIS, you are required to complete the application for enrolment change and email to email@example.com. Late enrolment will only be approved with convener endorsement. Conveners must be satisfied that enrolling late into their course will not negatively impact on student progress.
Requesting a permission number
Some courses will not allow you to enrol via ISIS without a permission code. Please contact the College Student Administration Services 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 and they generally pass without incident.
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 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.
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
In the event that a student submits examination answers which are indecipherable to the examiners.
For more information please visit the Illegible scripts page
Language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE)
Due to the ongoing disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ANU College of Law will continue to waive the 10 hour English activity requirements for Semester 2 2020. Students will still need to meet all other eligibility conditions.
Students from linguistically diverse backgrounds (including Indigenous Australians), may be eligible for additional time in assessment items.
For more information or to apply, please visit the ANU College of Law Assessment arrangements for students with language backgrounds other than English guidelines
A research paper may be taken as part of a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Juris Doctor, Master of Laws or Master of Legal Practice 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/Bachelor of Laws (Hons) program.
For the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws or Master of Legal Practice 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.
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
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