Julie Clarke is an Associate Professor in Competition Law in the Melbourne Law School. Her recent publications have focussed on international merger regulation and anti-competitive unilateral conduct. They include the monograph International Merger Policy (Edward Elgar, 2014), Competition Law and Policy (OUP, 3rd edn, 2011, with Professors Philip Clarke and Stephen Corones), ‘Current issues in merger law’ in Comparative Competition Law (Edward Elgar, 2015) and, most recently, an article on the treatment of anti-competitive rebates in Europe, published in World Competition. Julie is the Australian news correspondent for the European Competition Law Review, section editor on restrictive trade practices for the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law and a national rapporteur for the International League of Competition Law (LIDC). Her website, Australian Competition Law, disseminates information and commentary about competition law and policy in Australia. In 2009 Julie received a national Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning.
Before joining the Melbourne Law School, Julie was an Associate Professor at Deakin University, where she had served as the (inaugural) Director of the online Deakin Juris Doctor program, Director of Teaching, LLB Program Director and Interim Head of the Deakin Law School. Between 2011-2014 she was also a project leader for the Associate Law Deans Network (now the Legal Education Associate Deans Network).
Before commencing an academic career, Julie worked as a research assistant at the Victorian Court of Appeal and completed her Articles of Clerkship at Minter Ellison (Melbourne). She was admitted as an Australian lawyer in 2001. Currently, she is a committee member of the Geelong Law Association and secretary of the Barwon Community Legal Service. Julie was a member of the judging panel for the 2015 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, the 2016 Australian Law Awards and the 2016 Optus My Business Awards.
Julie has a LLB (Hons) and BA from Deakin, a PostGraduate Diploma and Master of Arts in Economics for Competition Law from King’s College London and a PhD from QUT.