Master of Laws (LLM) & Grad Cert (CLAW) students

Courses Available

A List of LLM & CLAW courses is available on the Courses Search page. It is subject to change - please check it regularly.


Forms, policies & procedures

Please go to Forms, policies & procedures for information and forms:

  • Extension form
  • Assessment review & appeals
  • Credit (Status) form
  • Word limits
  • Special Consideration
  • Course study load & overloading
  • Academic Integrity / Misconduct
  • Studying elsewhere form
  • Honours in Law



The LLM/Grad Cert of Law courses are taught both intensively over a couple of days On Campus or Online over a couple of weeks. Attendance is compulsory.  The timetabling of courses is 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.


Booking a Student Appointment

Want to talk to someone about your LLM/CLAW program?

The College Student Administration Services offers appointments with student advisors throughout the week.

Click here to book your appointment.


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)

For the credit policy and to apply for credit please go to Forms, 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.

Class Summaries

A Class Summary (previously called Course Outlines) 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 ANU Program and Courses and the Wattle course site at least two weeks before classes start.



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 (CLAW) 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:


Research Paper

A research paper may be taken as part of  Master of Laws 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.

Please see the GRU page for more information.

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