Professor Julie Clarke

Associate Dean (Digital Technologies)
Associate Dean (Melbourne Law Masters)
Director of Studies, Competition and Consumer Law

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Julie Clarke is a Professor in Competition Law in the Melbourne Law School, Associate Dean (Melbourne Law Masters), Associate Dean (Digital Technologies) and Director of the Global Competition and Consumer.

Julie’s primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of competition, consumer and contract law, with a particular focus on mergers, misuse of market power and cartels.
Julie is also a passionate teacher and is particularly interested in the use of online technologies to support and enhance teaching and learning outcomes. In 2009 Julie received a national citation for outstanding contribution to student learning through an innovative approach to the use of online technology, exemplary student support and contemporary curriculum resources.  More recently she was part of a team awarded the Norman Curry Award for Innovation and Excellence. Her website, Australian Competition Law, disseminates information and commentary about competition law and policy in Australia.

Prior to joining the Melbourne Law School in 2017, 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, completed her Articles of Clerkship at Minter Ellison (Melbourne) and was admitted as an Australian lawyer in 2001. She volunteered as a Board Member and Secretary of the Barwon Community Legal Service from 2015-2020 and is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s competition and consumer committee.

Julie has an LLB (Hons) and BA from Deakin, a PostGraduate Diploma and Master of Arts (Economics for Competition Law) from King’s College London and a PhD from QUT.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Australian lawyer
  • Section Editor, Restrictive Trade Practices, Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law
  • Member, Competition and Consumer Committee, Law Council of Australia
  • Member and Associate Director, Melbourne Centre for Commercial Law at MLS
  • Member, Competition Law and Economics Network at MLS
  • Member, Digital Citizens Research Network at MLS
  • Member, International Advisory Board, UCD Centre for the Common Law in Europe

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