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Centre internships | Units of study | Prizes

Centre internships

CAPLUS offers up to two internship positions to Sydney Law School students in each semester of the academic year. Interns must be available to work the equivalent of one day per week for the duration of the semester. Interns are involved in the full range of the Centre’s activities, including research, hosting public seminars and conferences, assisting with the organisation of the Centre's offshore academic programs, drafting policy submissions and so on. There are also some administrative duties. Interns report to the Centre Director and will work closely with the director and associate directors, the administrator, and the associates of the Centre. Interns interested in Japan may also be invited to work with the Australian Network for Japanese Law on projects agreed with CAPLUS. Please note that internship positions are unpaid.

Selection Criteria: Applicants must have a strong overall academic record. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian or Indonesian law, but students interested in other Asian jurisdictions are also strongly encouraged to apply. An Asian language would be beneficial but is not essential.

Applications for Semester One have closed.

Applications for Semester Two, 2014 are expected to open in July. If you are interested in interning with the Centre you can register your contact details at and further information will be sent to you as it becomes available.

Units of study

Sydney Law School offers a range of elective units of study in Asian and Pacific law for undergraduate, Juris Doctor and postgraduate students. Chinese law is taught intensively both in Sydney (in alternate years and to undergraduate and Juris Doctor students only) and in China at the Shanghai Winter School. Japanese law is taught intensively in Japan at the Kyoto and Tokyo Seminars. Indonesian and Malaysian law is also taught offshore at the Southeast Asia Winter School.

The following units of study are offered in 2014:


Juris Doctor



 Name of Award

Awarded to


 ANJeL/Ashurst Essay Prize in Japanese Law

 see ANJeL website for details


 ANJeL/Akira Kawamura Prize in Japanese Law

 see ANJeL website for details


 Law Press Asia Prize for Chinese Legal Studies (UG/JD)

 the student with the highest mark in Chinese law


 Law Press Asia Prize for Chinese Legal Studies (PG)

 the student with the highest mark in Chinese law