Melbourne Law School has the only comprehensive program in Competition and Consumer Law in the Asia-Pacific region. It captures the interdisciplinary legal-economic nature of this field of policy and practice, and emphasises international and comparative dimensions.
The specialisation in competition and consumer law offers advanced 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 to offer 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 specialisation also offers fully online courses in global competition and consumer law.
The decision to study at Melbourne Law School was easy; there is simply no Australian institution that can match the scope or depth of the competition subjects offered or the quality of the teaching. At Melbourne Law School, students are taught by competition experts. Keira Campbell, Graduate Diploma in Competition and Consumer Law
Competition and Consumer Law study options
- Master of Laws (Global Competition and Consumer Law) [Online]
- Master of Competition and Consumer Law
- Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law [Online]
- Graduate Diploma in Competition and Consumer Law
- Graduate Diploma in Global Competition and Consumer Law [Online]
Subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters are available as single subject enrolments, either with assessment or, on an audit basis, without assessment.
- Single subjects [On-campus]
- Single Subjects (Global Competition and Consumer Law) [Online]
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).
- Professor Bob Baxt AO, Herbert Smith Freehills (Chair)
- Mr Geoffrey Carter, Minter Ellison
- Ms Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Gilbert + Tobin
- Ms Caroline Coops, King & Wood Mallesons
- Ms Fiona Crosbie, Allens
- Professor Allan Fels AO, University of Melbourne
- The Honourable Peter Heerey AM QC, Victorian Bar (formerly Federal Court of Australia)
- Mr Will Irving, Telstra
- Mr Tom Jarvis, Norton Rose
- Mr Michael O'Bryan SC, Victorian Bar
- Mr Rod Sims, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - Chairman
- Mr Nick Taylor, Jones Day
- Mr Simon Uthmeyer, DLA Piper Australia
- Dr Philip Williams AM, Frontier Economics
Learn more about our fully online global competition and consumer law masters program
Competition Law and Economics Network
The Competition Law and Economics Network (CLEN) is a network of people engaged in research, teaching and other activities in areas related to competition law and economics at the University of Melbourne.
Competition and Consumer Law Resources
Our students have access to a wealth of texts, journals and other materials.
- MLS offers first online masters degree
- Professor Caron Beaton-Wells has recently published a book on leniency policy - Anti-Cartel Enforcement in a Contemporary Age: Leniency Religion
- MLM Student paper published in the Australian Business Law Review
- A law degree not just for lawyers
- MLM contributes to competition capacity-building in the Asia-Pacific region
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