Global Exchange Program

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Law Exchange 

Studying law overseas as part of your degree can provide personal and academic rewards, add value to your ANU experience and provide opportunities to study areas of law that may not available at ANU.

The Global Exchange Program enables current ANU LLB (Hons) and JD students to go on Exchange for a semester at an ANU exchange partner and count it towards their degree program.

Exchanges are arranged through ANU Global Programs. For more information on how to apply for exchange, please refer to the 'How to Apply / Procedure for Exchange' page.  If you wish to go on exchange as part of your law degree please ensure you read Eligibility below.

Eligibility

LLB Criteria

You must satisfy all of the following:

  1. A minimum of 36 units of LAWS courses completed before commencing your application for exchange, including a minimum of 30 units of 1000 level LAWS compulsory courses (LAWS1201, LAWS1202, LAWS1203, LAWS1204, LAWS1205, LAWS1206).
  2. Have enough LAWS elective courses to go on exchange (eg. 24 units of LAWS electives if you wish to study a full semester of law whilst on exchange).
  3. A minimum of 48 units completed at the ANU before going on exchange.
  4. ANU GPA 4.0 or above.

Please be aware that students cannot usually undertake more than 24 units of law courses outside the ANU College of Law in total throughout their degree. This includes exchange, study abroad and cross-institutional study. See Honours in Law and the discount rule.

Additionally, you will also need to meet the Global Programs eligibility and requirements as indicated on their website.

JD Criteria

You must satisfy all of the following:

  1. A minimum of 30 units of 6100 level LAWS compulsory courses completed before going on exchange (LAWS6101, LAWS6102, LAWS6103, LAWS6104, LAWS6105, LAWS6106). You can commence your application for exchange before meeting this requirement.
  2. Have enough LAWS elective courses to go on exchange (eg. 24 units of LAWS electives if you wish to study a full semester of law whilst on exchange).
  3. Completed a minimum of 48 units at the ANU before going on exchange.
  4. ANU GPA 4.0 or above.

Additionally, you will also need to meet the Global Programs eligibility and requirements as indicated on their website.

Application dates

Applications for exchanges are made in the year prior to travel. 

Exchange applications for Semester 1 Exchange applications for Semester 2
  • Applications open: 15 March
  • Applications close 31 May
  • Results posted: Mid-August 
  • Applications open: 1 October
  • Applications close: 30 November
  • Results posted: Mid-February
    of the following year

Further information

Approval process for studying law courses whilst on Exchange

Once you are approved for Exchange and have been allocated a host university, you must have any law courses you are intending to study whilst on exchange approved by the Sub-Dean (International) before departure. This is to ensure you will receive law credit on your return. To request approval for your courses please complete the Studying Elsewhere Approval form.

    Updated:  24 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team