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, emphasises international and comparative dimensions, and offers students the opportunity to study on-campus and online. Graduates of this program have a world-recognised, highly respected qualification that opens up and enhances global career pathways in the private and public sectors.
The specialisation in competition and consumer law is a highly innovative and advanced international program that responds to the proliferation of competition and consumer policies and laws, and their increasingly active enforcement, around the world. Competition policy and law are a crucial means of driving economic growth, higher living standards and productivity at national and global levels.
This program provides interdisciplinary knowledge and skills through subjects that grapple with the legal, regulatory, economic, political, institutional and social facets of competition policy, law and enforcement. The program focuses substantively on the policies, laws and enforcement experiences of the major jurisdictions in this field, the United States and European Union, but also draws on other jurisdictions - from the Asia Pacific region particularly (including Australia). Subjects have been developed and are taught by leading experts, each bringing outstanding pedagogical skills, substantive knowledge and practical skill and experience to instruction in the course.
The program provides students with advanced specialised expertise and skills to tackle the complex challenges raised by the design and application of competition systems. It is designed for professionals in the private and public sectors who are aspiring to build or advance a career in this field.
It can be completed either wholly online or through a combination of online and on-campus subjects. Using a combination of face-to-face teaching in small class sizes and sophisticated interactive technology, the course facilitates close rich engagement with globally-renown experts and a diverse network of like-minded peers.
As most students in this program will be full-time professionals, enrolment is on a part-time basis for most students. On this basis, the course will typically be completed in two years. However, students will be permitted to elect to undertake an increased study load during their course if their circumstances allow.
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 (on-campus and online)
- Master of Laws (Global Competition and Consumer Law)
- Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law
- Graduate Diploma in Global Competition and Consumer Law
Subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters are available as single subject enrolments, either with or without assessment.
- Single subjects [on-campus and online]
- Single Subjects (Global Competition and Consumer Law) [online]
Planning online studies
View online subjects available each term for the next two years.
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).
- 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 Hon Peter Heerey AM QC, Victorian Bar (formerly Federal Court of Australia)
- Mr Will Irving, Telstra
- Mr Tom Jarvis, Johnson Winter & Slattery
- Mr Daniel Marquet, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
- Mr Michael O'Bryan SC, Victorian Bar
- Mr Bill Reid, Ashurst
- 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
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- MLM contributes to competition capacity-building in the Asia-Pacific region