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Welcome to ANU College of Law Master of Laws

Welcome from the Dean of ANU College of Law

Professor Tony Connolly

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Welcome from the Program Director

A/Prof Akshaya Kamalnath

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Step 1: Choose your courses

Master of Laws

The Master of Laws program consists of 48 units in total or the equivalent of one year full-time study, distributed as follows:

  • Completion of LAWS8586 Law and legal Institutions*
  • 7 Law elective courses
    • a minimum of 5 LAWS8000 coded classes; and
    • a maximum of any 2 8000 level postgraduate courses on offer at the ANU.
*Students who have completed an Australian undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor or equivalent are exempted from LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and are required to complete an additional 6 units from the course list.

 

Study Plan

Study Period 1LAWS8586 Law and legal Institutions*
6 units
LAWS8000
level course
6 units
LAWS8000#
level course
6 units
LAWS8000#
level course
6 units
Study Period 2LAWS8000#
level course
6 units
LAWS8000#
level course
6 units
LAWS8000
level course; or
ANU-wide 8000
level course
6 units
LAWS8000
level course; or
ANU-wide 8000
level course
6 units
*Students who have completed an Australian undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor or equivalent are exempted from LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and are required to complete an additional 6 units from the course list.
#If you would like to aim for a specialisation
 

Specialisations

Degree specialisations are available in the following areas of law;

Specialisations are not compulsory for the Master of Laws program. For more information on the Master of Laws at ANU, please refer to our Programs and Courses website.

 

Step 2: Enrol in your courses on ISIS

Enrol on ISISHow to enrol on ISIS

How to find courses on offer in 2024

Go to the Law Course Search Website. At the top of the page, select:

  • 2024 under 'Year'
  • Master of Laws under 'Program'

Read the course description by clicking on the course code.

 

Step 3: My Timetable

MyTimetable is the ANU official timetabling system enabling you to view the timetable for your enrobed courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials.

Timetable Planner - Opens 11 June 2024 

Click here for Timetable Planner

Note: This is not for allocation, but for planning only. It provides an opportunity to plan your timetable prior to the opening of MyTimetable.

 

Student Allocation - Opens 8 July 2024 at 11am

Click here for MyTimetable for Students

To find out how to use MyTimetable, please refer to the User Guide

 

Wattle

Web Access To Teaching and Learning Environments also known as WATTLE is the universities Learning Management System. You will gain access to Wattle course and program sites 24-72 hours after enrolment. The course sites contain information on course content, readings and assessment, convenor liaison and student forums etc. You will submit assignments via Wattle. 

Wattle

 

Census Dates

Each course has a census date. If you are enrolled in a course once the course census date passes, you will remain liable for the full tuition and associated fees for that course.

The following standard census dates apply at ANU:

  • First Semester Census Date is 5 April
  • Second Semester Census Date is 31 August

Each course in a non-standard session has its own individual census date. Please look up course code on ANU Program and Courses to find the census date for that course. More information on census dates can be found here.

 

 

Step 4: ANU College of Law Orientation Week Events

ANU College of Law: Welcome to Law at ANU

The College Student and Education Support team will go through the different administration processes, from how to navigate our websites to how to apply for assessment extensions.

  Register here

International and Incoming Exchange Law Students

We encourage international and incoming exchange students to attend the Welcome to Law at ANU event. This face-to-face information session will also cover everything an international student should know, from rights and responsibilities to services available to you.

Documentation to compliment your induction session.

 

Checklists and Useful Links

Checklists

We have put together a helpful checklist detailing all the things you need to do between now and starting Semester. Check off the list and get prepared.

Download the ANUOK App

The ANUOK app is the official safety and wellbeing app for the ANU community. ANUOK is downloadable via the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

 

Lockers Available!

The ANU College of Law has lockers available for law students to hire during the academic year.

The lockers are located in Building 5, in the corridor next to the Law library. Lockers can only be accessed during the Law library opening hours.

IMPORTANT!

  • Lockers are available from O-week until the end of the examination period.
  • There is no fee to hire a locker.
  • Students must bring their own padlock (suitcase size) and provide photo ID.
  • Lockers will be distributed on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis. There is no waiting list.
  • All lockers must be vacated at the end of examination period, in Semester One.

To take possession of a locker, students will need to present themselves at the College Student and Education Support team, during front counter opening hours.

 

Have you already completed tertiary studies?

If you have already undertaken tertiary studies and would like to transfer credit to your ANU degree, please fill out the online form.

Application for Status (Credit) instructions and formANU COL Credit Guidelines

 

Meeting with a Law Student Advisor

If you require assistance with choosing your LAWS courses or have questions in relation to your Law degree, feel free to book an appointment with a Law student advisor. Appointments are available face-to-face, on Zoom or over the phone.

Click here to book your appointment

 

Alternatively, feel free to give us a call on +61 2 6125 3483 or email us at enquiries.law@anu.edu.au.