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Welcome to the ANU College of Law and thank you for choosing to study with us. Please read the relevant information below on selecting law courses to ensure your enrolment at the ANU College of Law is correct.

Selecting and enrolling in courses

To enrol in a LAWS course code at ANU you must be studying Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a Juris Doctor or Master of Laws degree at your home institution.

Please note: In approving your courses we assume you are not repeating a course already taken at your home institution. It is your responsibility to ensure that the courses you have selected to study comply with your home institution’s rules.

LAWS6000+ level courses

Students who are studying a Masters degree at their home degree can take LAWS6000 and LAWS8000 level courses. They must be aware that some of the LAWS8000 level courses are taught in intensive mode and in sessions (not semesters).  Online courses cannot be taken.

Courses on offer

For a full list of courses on offer in the current year, please go to our course search webpage.

Law courses without specific prerequisites

The following courses do not have specific prerequisites and may be taken by Exchange and study abroad students. These courses are offered every year but not every semester. Click the course code links in the table below to see when the course is being offered next.

Masters students must enrol in the LAWS6000 level version of the course.

LAWS1201/6101 Foundations of Australian Law
LAWS1202/6102 Lawyers, Justice and Ethics
LAWS1203/6103 Torts
LAWS1204/6104 Contracts
LAWS1205/6105 Australian Public Law
LAWS1206/6106 Criminal Law and Procedure
LAWS2201/6201 Administrative Law
LAWS2202/6202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law
LAWS2203/6203 Corporations Law
LAWS2204/6204 Property
LAWS2205/6205 Equity and Trusts
LAWS2207/6207 Evidence
LAWS2244/6244 Litigation and Dispute Management
LAWS2249/6249 Legal Theory
LAWS2250/6250 International Law
LAWS4212 Conflict of Laws
LAWS4217 Family Law
LAWS4219 Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights
LAWS4220 Human Rights Law in Australia
LAWS4221 Income Tax
LAWS4222 Intellectual Property
LAWS4229 Law and Society in South East Asia
LAWS4236 Succession
LAWS4245 Information Technology Law
LAWS4260 Law and Psychology
LAWS4274 Climate Law
LAWS4276 Chinese Law and Society
LAWS4280  Law and the Humanities
LAWS4288 Critical Legal Theory

Law courses with specific pre-requisites

The following courses have specific course prerequisites which must be adhered to. You will not get approval to undertake these courses unless you satisfy the prerequisites.



LAWS4210 Commercial Law

LAWS1204 Contracts

LAWS4213 Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law 

LAWS2202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law

LAWS4223 International Dispute Resolution

LAWS2250 International Law

LAWS4224 International Law of the Sea

LAWS2250 International Law

LAWS4225 International Law of Human Rights

LAWS2250 International Law

LAWS4226 International Trade Law

LAWS2250 International Law

LAWS4228 Labour Law

LAWS1204 Contracts

LAWS4238 Indigenous Australians and the Law

LAWS2202Commonwealth Constitutional Law LAWS2250 International Law

LAWS4254 Restitution

LAWS2204 Property

LAWS4255 Competition Law

LAWS1204 Contracts

LAWS4259 Consumer Protection and Product Liability Law

LAWS1204 Contracts

LAWS4262 Advanced Administrative Law

LAWS2201 Administrative Law


LAWS4264 Advanced International Law

LAWS2250 International Law

LAWS4271 Refugee Law

LAWS2201 Administrative Law &
LAWS2250 International Law

LAWS4285 Australian National Security Law

An advanced understanding of Australia’s legal and political context is assumed - you must have previously studied: LAWS1206 Criminal Law and Procedure LAWS1205 Australian Public Law and/or LAWS2202 Commonwealth Constitutional Law (or equivalent)

Courses that cannot be taken by exchange students

Exchange and study abroad students cannot enrol in the following courses:

  • Online courses
  • Law internship courses
  • Law clinical courses
  • Overseas study tour courses
  • Mooting courses
  • Legal Education for True Justice: Indigenous Perspectives and Deep Listening on Country
  • Research paper courses


Further information

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