units

LAW7056

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester 2014 (Evening)

Notes

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Synopsis

The unit examines the competition provisions of the Australian Competition and Consumer legislation. Topics to be discussed include the rationale and objectives of competition law; mergers; misuse of market power; anti-competitive agreements; exclusive dealing; resale price maintenance; penalties and remedies; authorisation and notification.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should:

  1. have an appreciation of the competing schools of thought on the objectives of competition law
  2. be able to assess when conduct substantially lessens competition
  3. have an advanced understanding of the legal principles which govern Australia's competition laws.

Assessment

Class participation: 10%
Research assignment (3750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3000 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)