COMPETITION POLICY & LAW

LAW3CPL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Competition law and policy is currently one of the most controversial areas of law and governmental activity. Competition law, in the form Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, regulates competition by proscribing horizontal and vertical practices which are either per se anti-competitive or substantially affect competition. Competition policy represents the framework for legal change creating and encouraging the developments of markets. This subject addresses both of these topics, dealing both substantially and critically with the economic theory which underpins competition policy and law, the legal techniques involved in creating and encouraging markets, and the laws regulating competition. Students will, inter alia, undertake a number of case studies in competition policy and learn how the law regulating competition applies to various business practices.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and (LAW2CTA or LAW2CNT)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CPL3, ECO30CPL, LST21/31CPL, LAWCPL, LAW10CPL, LAW2CPL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is no longer available with a Legal Studies code but is available with a LAW code to students currently enrolled in Bachelor of Legal Studies, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Finance or Bachelor of Business. Alternatively, current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAnnotated Competition Policy Law and PracticeRecommendedMiller, Russell, V.L.B.C., SYDNEY, LATEST EDN
ReadingsAnnotated Competition and Consumer ActRecommendedNACURRENT EDN, LAW BOOK CO. OR BUTTERWORTHS, ACCESSIBLE ON-LINE
ReadingsCompetition in Law in AustraliaRecommendedCorones, S. G.LAW BOOK CO, SYDNEY, LATEST EDITION
ReadingsReport of the independent committee of inquiry: national competition policy review (the Hilmer Report)RecommendedNAAGPS 1993. (AVAILABLE WWW.ACC.GOV.AU)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the existing competition law in Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and industry-specific pro-competitive regulation to fact situations setting out complex market behaviours

Activities:
In seminar problem solving activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Describe and critically assess the reasons for and implementation of policies directed at enhancing markets and competition

Activities:
Presentations of group studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Ascertain, describe and critically assess general and industry specific pro-competitive regulation

Activities:
Presentations of group studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group wikiIncludes presentation to class30 01
Participation assessmentIntelligent, open questions are rewarded10 02, 03
one 1,500-word case study20 02, 03
one 2-hour final examinationOpen book40 02, 03