Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Master of Competition and Consumer Law MC-CMCNLAW

Overview

The specialisation in competition and consumer law offers highly specialised 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.

Requirements

Students must complete eight subjects in total.

Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must complete the subject Fundamentals of the Common Law as well as seven subjects from the prescribed list.

Students with a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must complete at least seven subjects from the prescribed list and may choose an eighth subject from those available in the Melbourne Law Masters (excluding Fundamentals of the Common Law).

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).

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Competition and Consumer Law will:

  • Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of competition and consumer law, including:
    • the rules that prohibit anti-competitive conduct in major jurisdictions in this field around the world
    • the economic theories and policies that underpin and influence the operation of competition and consumer law
    • the design, operation and assessment of institutions that administer competition and consumer law
    • challenges that arise in the practice and application of competition and consumer law from both the perspective of businesses, practitioners, governments and enforcement agencies
    • current debates on the reform of competition and consumer law
  • Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently:
    • analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in the field of competition and consumer law
    • research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice; and
    • interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in the field of competition and consumer law.

All Subjects

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