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Canberra: A popular destination for law students

Posted on September 4, 2019
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A popular career choice today is law.  Students opt for this career to make an impact on society. Many students are looking at international universities to do their law course. A popular choice of students is the Australian National University’s (ANU) College of Law.

ANU finds a place among the top 15 law schools in the world and is also Australia’s highest ranked university. The location of the college is another plus point. It is situated in Canberra which ranks at 23 in the latest QS rankings of the best student city.

Canberra has the following facilities – presence of high-ranked universities, and diversity in student population. Top-ranking companies come here for recruiting new employees through campus interviews. The city is safe and affordable.

Study in Canberra

Why Canberra?

Canberra can offer a quiet environment that can help students focus on their studies. At the same time, it offers entertainment and leisure activities. The city is a center for government departments and the High Court which can be valuable sources of information and learning. The students can analyze the relationship between law, politics and the government.

The city offers fulfilling and real-world opportunities that can improve students’ knowledge and aid in personal growth and development.

The strategic location of ANU helps students to experience the city of Canberra to the fullest. Art galleries and museums are close by. Being the capital city, it is the seat of the government. The city’s diverse population helps students to experience its cultural diversity.

Help to international students

ANU runs an International Student Orientation Program to help international students get familiar with the city, the institute, and the Australian political and legal context. It is a free program that is conducted on a weekly basis.

This program seeks to connect  international students, local students and the staff in a social setting. International students go on excursions to political and cultural centers in Canberra to help them get a first-hand experience.

Campus facilities

ANU offers several facilities to students. These are centralized student services, health facilities and retail facilities at the heart of the campus.


ANU offers two scholarships to international students:

  1. ANU College of Law LLM International Excellence Scholarship which has a value of AU$20,000
  2. ANU College of Law LLM International Merit Scholarship which has a value of AU$10,000

Experiential learning

The university offers opportunities for experiential learning. Students participate in curricular and extra-curricular activities that cover topics like constitutional law, international law, trade law, etc. They also participate in national and international law competitions.

Students can participate in any of the six law clinics offered by the university: Community Law, Environmental Law, International Law, Myanmar Law, Prison Legal Literacy and Youth Law.

The law program at ANU and its various instruction programs that focus on practical learning provide the right foundation for students. Added to this the vibrant environment of Canberra provide the right groundwork for a successful career in law.

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