Alabama Law Welcomes Students from Australian National University College of Law

January 17, 2018

Alabama Law’s Summer Exchange Program with the Australian National University (ANU) College of Law has entered its eighteenth year with the arrival of ten law students from the ANU.  They arrived in Tuscaloosa on January 6 for a five-week visit at the Law School.

The ANU students are taking a class on Comparative Statutory Interpretation and a Survey of U.S. Law, according to Professor William Andreen, Director of the UA-ANU Exchange Program. The comparative class, which is also being offered to Alabama Law students, is being team-taught by Professor Andreen and Associate Professor Miriam Gani from the ANU.

During their stay in Tuscaloosa, the students will visit the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, the Alabama Supreme Court, the Tuscaloosa County Jail, the Rosa Parks Museum, and Bryant-Denny Stadium.

For five weeks this summer, a group of ten Alabama students will, in turn, travel to the ANU in Canberra where they will take a Survey of Australian Law as well as the Comparative Statutory Interpretation class.  During their trip, the UA students will visit the Australian High Court, the local Supreme Court, the Commonwealth Parliament, and a local legal aid office – in addition, of course, to kangaroos, koalas, and emus at the nearby Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.