2012

Courses - Graduate Diploma


Graduate Diploma in Competition Law GD-COMPLAW

Overview

The specialisation in competition and consumer law offers highly specialised expertise and skills in an area of law that is growing, complex, interdisciplinary and relevant both in Australia and internationally. The courses in this specialisation are designed to recognise the economic character of the law and also offers an applied focus on issues arising in practice. In addition to providing students with a detailed understanding of the policy and law currently regulating competition and consumer protection, law reform initiatives and international and comparative perspectives are at the heart of the program.

The competition law specialisation provides students with specialised expertise and skills in this interdisciplinary area of law. In its content and teaching staff, the program recognises the economic character of competition law and offers an applied focus on issues arising in practice. As well as providing students with a detailed understanding of the law regulating competition in Australia, current debates on competition law reform and international and comparative perspectives are incorporated into the program.

Objectives and Skills

The Graduate Diploma in Competition Law focuses on:

  • The law regulating competition in Australia
  • Economic theories and policies underpinning and influencing the operation of competition law
  • How competition law operates in practice and, in particular, the processes and issues involved in dealing with regulatory agencies and courts
  • Current debates on the reform of competition law
  • The application of competition law knowledge in a commercial context International and comparative perspectives and influences on competition law.
Requirements

Students must complete four subjects from the prescribed list. 

Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction or any prior legal studies or experience are also expected to complete the two-day preliminary subject Australian Legal Process and Legal Institutions.

Competition Law Overview

Melbourne Law School also offers a one-day seminar called Competition Law Overview, providing students with a basic grounding in the competition provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).


Graduate Diploma in Competition Law GD-COMPLAW

Director of Studies


Graduate Diploma in Competition Law GD-COMPLAW

Course Subjects for 2012

Graduate Diploma in Competition Law GD-COMPLAW