Faculty of Law

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




Not offered in 2016


This unit will examine competition law polices and their operation. The principles relevant to the background and development of contemporary competition law and the role of competition authorities will be explored. The law in practice will be studied through specific globally-relevant examples. The law in practice will be studied through specific examples from Italy and the EU, with emphasis on differences. Students will be offered a site visit to a specialist law firm in Italy. Part 2 will focus on Australian competition law.


Seminar participation 25% and either two-hour examination 75% OR research paper, 3,500 words 75%.

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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