In response to COVID-19, ANU has changed the mode of delivery for all classes in 2020 to Online.
4 days to 7 weeks
How to apply
Select your preferred professional development course from the Course Calendar below, then complete the online application form. Applications must be received at least 15 working days prior to the course start date.
We offer a range of short-term professional development courses to allow you to study a single subject without having to apply for a full postgraduate degree.
Short-term professional development courses can enable you to update or refresh your knowledge, expand your skillset, focus on a specialised area of law relating to your current role or gain new knowledge and skills to prepare you for a new role.
Courses are taught by world-class academics and guest lecturers with real-world professional experience and delivered in an intensive format of between 4 days to 7 weeks to suit working professionals.
Tailored professional development courses can be developed and delivered in-house at your workplace upon request.
Course calendar 2020
|Course title||Code||Delivery||Course dates|
|Judicial Review of Government Action||LAWS8141||Intensive||6-7 Feb, 13-14 Mar 2020||Apply|
|The Law of Weaponry and Targeting||LAWS8401||Intensive||17-20 Feb 2020||Apply|
|Introduction to Law, Governance and Development||LAWS8001||Intensive||20-21, 24-25 Feb 2020||Apply|
|Government Contracts||LAWS8220||Intensive||23-26 Mar 2020||Apply|
|Principles of International Law||LAWS8182||Intensive||14-17 Apr 2020||Apply|
|Advanced Principles of International Law||LAWS8183||Intensive||20-24 Apr 2020||Apply|
|International Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration||LAWS8336||Intensive||20 Apr-8 May 2020||Apply|
|Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society||LAWS8405||Intensive||24-28 Apr 2020||Apply|
|Australian Legal Responses to National Security and Counter Terrorism||LAWS8328||Online||26-27 Jun, 3-4 Jul 2020||Apply|
|Modern Equity: Concepts and Principles||LAWS8335||Online||29 Jun – 24 Jul (Own Pace Readings) &
27 Jul – 7 Aug intensive course
|Law and Legal Institutions||LAWS8586||Online||3-18 Jul 2020||Apply|
|Nuclear Security Law||LAWS8316||Online||6-24 July 2020||Apply|
|Special Topics in International Law: Space Law||LAWS8328||Online||6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17 20 Jul 2020||Apply|
|Law of the Sea||LAWS8253||Online||3-21 Aug 2020||Apply|
|#MeToo and the Law||LAWS8403||Online||3 Aug-25 Sep 2020||Apply|
|Global Health||LAWS8582||Online||10 Aug-2 Oct 2020||Apply|
|Health Law and Bioethics||LAWS8237||Online||17 Aug-9 Oct 2020||Apply|
|Advanced Contracts||LAWS8218||Online||17 Aug-4 Sep 2020||Apply|
|Sustainable Energy Law||LAWS8037||Online||31 Aug-8 Sep 2020||Apply|
|Gender, Law and Development||LAWS8329||Online||31 Aug -18 Sep 2020||Apply|
|Contemporary Issues in Administrative Law||LAWS8271||Online||3-4, 8-9 Sep 2020||Apply|
|International Human Rights Law||LAWS8234||Online||7-18 Sep 2020||Apply|
|Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws||LAWS8009||Online||7-25 Sep 2020||Apply|
|Tort Liability and Public Authorities||LAWS8142||Online||14 Sep-2 Oct 2020||Apply|
|Media Law||LAWS8402||Online||7-25 Sep 2020||Apply|
|Executive Power||LAWS8241||Online||18-20 Sep, 25-27 Sep, 2-4 Oct 2020||Apply|
|International Refugee Law||LAWS8252||Online||28 Sep-16 Oct 2020||Apply|
|Freedom of Information and Privacy||LAWS8243||Online||5-23 Oct 2020||Apply|
|International Law and Australian Government||LAWS8297||Online||5-23 Oct 2020||Apply|
|Legislation and Legislative Drafting||LAWS8104||Online||9-31 Oct 2020||Apply|
|Land, Water and Biodiversity||LAWS8280||Online||12-30 Oct 2020||Apply|
|Cyber Warfare Law||LAWS8035||Online||26 Oct-13 Nov 2020||Apply|
|Commercial Law||LAWS8140||Online||16 Nov-4 Dec 2020||Apply|
|Special Topics in Law, Governance and Development||LAWS8028||Online||16 Nov-4 Dec 2020||Apply|
|Int Law of the Environment||LAWS8264||Online||23 Nov-11 Dec 2020||Apply|
|Post-conflict situations and International law||LAWS8314||Online||23-26 Nov 2020||Apply|
As a professional development course participant, you will be expected to prepare for, attend and participate in classes however you will not be required to complete any assessment items and you will not receive a formal grade for the course.
Certification and credit
You will receive a Certificate of Attendance from ANU for your participation in the course, but it is not possible to use the attendance as credit towards a degree program at ANU or any other university.
How to apply
To apply, select your preferred professional development course from the Course Calendar above, then complete the online application form.
Applications must be received at least 15 working days prior to the course start date.
$2,999 (including GST) per student, per course. This fee does not include any prescribed text books (if required).
Payment can be made online or by invoice. Refer to the online application form for further details.
Full payment is required prior to the commencement of the course and fees are payable direct to the ANU College of Law by credit card, cheque, money order or invoice.
Discounted rates for ANU alumni
ANU alumni receive a 10% discount on professional development short courses ($2,699 (including GST) per student, per course).
You’ll find instructions on redeeming this discount in the online application form.
In-house professional development courses
We have developed and delivered a range of professional development courses for both public and private sector clients, including several national law firms and federal government departments.
ANU is currently on the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) Leadership, Learning and Development Panel to provide training for the Australian Public Service.
If you would like to talk to us about developing a tailored learning solution for your team or workplace, please email Marketing and Communications, ANU College of Law or call +61 2 6125 0900.