Master of Laws (LLM) students

Graduate coursework timetable

The Graduate Coursework timetable lists all courses offered throughout the year for the following:

  • Master of Laws programs
  • Graduate Certificate of Law
  • Master of Legal Practice (MLP Completion courses)
  • Juris Doctor elective courses

The timetable is available on the ANU Masters Program website. It is subject to change - please check it regularly.

Policies & procedures

Please go to Policies & procedures for information on (but not limited to):

  • Assessment review & appeals
  • Credit (Status)
  • Word limits
  • Special Consideration
  • Course study load & overloading
  • Academic Integrity / Misconduct

Intensive courses

The majority of the LLM/Grad Cert of Law courses are taught intensively over periods of three to five days (usually 9am - 5pm on each day). Attendance is compulsory.  The timetabling of courses is specifically designed to accommodate students who have full-time work commitments, who need to travel from interstate, or who need to study part-time. Intensives are held at the ANU Campus in Canberra.

Online courses

For those students who live interstate and are unable to travel to Canberra for every course we do offer a variety of online courses.  Online courses are conducted via Wattle and do not require attendance at an intensive. See the timetable for this year's offerings.

Non-standard sessions

Many of the graduate LLM & Grad Cert of Law courses are undertaken in non-standard sessions. These sessions are as follows:

  • Summer – coursework takes place between January and towards the end of March
  • Autumn – coursework takes place between end of March and towards the end of June
  • Winter – coursework takes place between end June and around mid September
  • Spring – coursework takes place between mid September and the end of December.

Credit (status)

To apply for credit (status) you must complete the Application for Course Credit Transfer form available from Get course credit or exemption.

For information on LLM & Grad Cert of Law Credit (status) please go to Policies & procedures.

Course information

Census dates

The census date for a course is the last day to withdraw without academic or financial penalty.
Census dates are different for each course held in a non-standard session. Please check census dates for courses under the individual course entry on the ANU Programs and Courses website.

Course cancellation

Students will be notified by email as early as possible when a course has to be cancelled or changed. Every effort will be made by the ANU College of Law not to cancel courses unless absolutely necessary or due to circumstances beyond our control.

Course study guides

A Course Study Guide is produced for each course. This document contains vital information including materials, texts, learning outcomes, and details on assessment and must be read by the student. It is available on the Wattle course site approximately four weeks before the intensive classes start for intensive courses or by the first day of Semester for semester courses.


Wattle (Web Access To Teaching & Learning Environments) is an online learning environment used to facilitate learning, communication and collaboration, and is used to make lecture notes, readings and other learning resources available to students online. When you log in to Wattle  you will have access to the LLM Program site as well as individual course sites for each course in which you are enrolled.

LLM & Grad Certificate of Law (GCLAW) program site

The Wattle LLM Program & GCLAW site contains important information on courses, timetabling, and news and announcements relating to the Graduate Certificate of Law and Masters Programs in general. You must check this site regularly for announcements. You will have access soon after activation in your program.

Course sites

Each course has its own Wattle site which you must access. You will have access to the sites of the courses you are enrolled in approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Course Study Guides, course materials, ebricks, resources, discussion forums, quizzes and online activities can all be accessed via each Wattle course site. Assessments will be submitted electronically on the course site. It is your responsibility to regularly check your University email account in order not to miss vital information. The University is not responsible if a student cannot access their ANU email or forwarded email at their place of work.


The ANU College of Law does not offer scholarships for either domestic or international students for completion of a LLM Masters program.

Details of graduate scholarships offered by the Australian National University can be found at:

Graduate Research Unit (GRU)

The Graduate Research Unit may be taken as part of an LLM program (except for International Security Law). The GRU is worth 12 units and involves the completion of a 12000-16000 word research thesis. A 70% average over 24 units in your LLM is required for entry. A topic and supervisor must be approved before enrolment in the GRU course can be permitted.

In seeking a suitable supervisor a student should:

  1. Approach a potential supervisor (if known) to discuss possible topics for papers and supervision arrangements, and/or approach a relevant Stream Convenor to discuss possible topics and to consider appropriate supervisors.
  2. Submit a proposed outline to the potential supervisor and the LLM Program Director for consideration. The outline should comprise: (a) the proposed research topic; (b) the key issues to be addressed; (c) the methodology adopted to address the issues; (d) preliminary literature review; and (e) the list of literature consulted. The student may discuss the proposed research topic with any ANU College of Law academic staff member.
  3. After consideration of the outline and, if necessary, further discussion between the potential supervisor, Stream Convenor and the student, the LLM Program Director will approve the appointment of a supervisor.
  4. The supervisor will normally be an ANU College of Law academic staff member.

More information can be found on the LLM & Graduate Certificate of Law Wattle program site.

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