Graduate Law - (Melbourne JD)
This is a highly sought after subject offered in the Melbourne Law School's JD optional programme. The subject is about the legal regulation of markets as a means of preserving and promoting competition in Australia. The subject focuses on the way in which anti-competitive practices are regulated under Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Students also learn about enforcement mechanisms as well as the roles played by regulatory authorities and the courts in enforcing provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act. While it canvasses the policy objectives and challenges of competition regulation, the subject is applied in its orientation in that it encourages students to explore the practical applications of the law in the context of real-life trade and commerce.