Located in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, the ANU College of Law places students in close proximity to the nation’s law-making and legislative bodies, including the Australian Parliament, the High Court and key government agencies such as the Attorney-General’s Department, Treasury, Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
In many cases, our location means the College is included in the outreach and engagement schedules of international legal experts, practitioners and researchers visiting Canberra, offering students a unique perspective on the interpretation and application of law around the world.
The University’s sprawling, tree-lined campus is purpose-built for learning and sits on the edge of the National Capital’s central business district. At ANU you’ll get the benefits of a big city and the experience of a vibrant, safe and inclusive small town. ANU is proud of our cultural diversity, with staff and students at ANU coming from almost 100 different countries.
Online programs and courses
If you can't make it to Canberra you can study our Juris Doctor, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice* and Master of Legal Practice online. We also offer a wide variety of courses online, as part of a program of study, or as single subjects for professional development. Online study is perfect for people with work or family commitments as you get the quality and rigorous standards of ANU Law, with flexibility to suit your needs.
*The GDLP program is a fully online program, with the exception of the compulsory 4 day face-to-face Becoming a Practitioner course.
To get a feel for what life is like in Australia's beautiful capital city, have a look at the websites and blogs below.
- Study Canberra - For people considering moving to Canberra to study and live.
- Canberra.com.au - Confident – Bold – Ready. We are Canberra.
- Her Canberra - Her city, her news, her life.
- The Riot ACT - Grass roots wiki for Canberra news, views and opinion.
- Insider Guides - Canberra - International student guide with a free 90 page guide to Canberra.
- Visit Canberra - Tourism website for interstate & international visitors, and locals who want to make the most of CBR.