About Us

ANU is Australia’s national university with a global reputation in international, constitutional, public and private law. ANU is ranked 12th in the world for the study of law (QS World Rankings by Subject, 2018).

Across undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, ANU Law School provides students with a unique understanding of current law, practice and policy. The teaching approach combines academic rigour with practical expertise. Students learn from academics and guest lecturers with real-world professional experience. Small class sizes provide increased opportunities for students to interact and engage with academic staff, visiting guest speakers and other students.

Throughout the year, ANU Law School runs masterclasses taught by leading legal practitioners from Australia and around the world. Past masterclasses have been taught by current and former Justices of the High Court of Australia, the Chief General Counsel at the Australian Government Solicitor, and the Global Director for Client & Market Development at multinational law firm Clifford Chance LLP.

The University offers a range of clinical courses and legal internship opportunities in Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States to allow students to put their legal knowledge into action and gain real-world professional experience during their legal education.

ANU has an enviable research profile with many of its academic staff recognised as leaders in their fields and a highly connected network of over 20,000 law alumni around the world, including lawyers, judges, diplomats, politicians, chief executives, investment bankers, management consultants, policy analysts, scholars and leaders of global firms.

Studying law in the nation's capital

As Australia's national law school, ANU offers students a range of opportunities that are unique to studying law in the nation’s capital - the city where federal laws and policies are made.

ANU Law School's proximity to the High Court of Australia, Commonwealth courts and federal agencies offers students unparalleled access to legal practitioners, members of the judiciary and government policy makers, many of whom are ANU Law alumni.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Australian National University (ANU) - Law

The duration of the GDLP is as little as six months full time, and the programme is delivered almost entirely online. The first step on your pathway to practice is a four ... [+]

Entry requirements for the GDLP

An Australian Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor or international equivalent. The Diploma in Law, awarded by the Legal Profession Admission Board is also accepted for admission to this programme.

Age of your previous qualification - Limit of 5 years

As of 1 January 2015, a 'stale learning' requirement comes into effect. This means that you need to apply for admission to practice within five years of completing your LLB, LLB Hons or JD. Please contact the admitting authority in the state you wish to be admitted if your degree precedes the five-year ruling.

Practical Legal Training Early Start rule

If you intend to commence your GDLP prior to completing your Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor, you need to be familiar with the Early Start rules (see below).... [-]

Australia Canberra
January 2020
6 months
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Australian National University (ANU) - College of Law
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