Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
Market power is a pivotal concept underpinning the competition and access provisions of competition legislation – in Australia, the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) – as well as corresponding provisions of competition laws worldwide. Prohibitions against misuse of market power (or abuse of dominance in other jurisdictions) involve a complex combination of legal and economic principles, an understanding of which gives considerable insight into many other aspects of the legal framework governing competition. This subject provides a detailed and sophisticated examination of the regulation of market power, using the Australian experience as illustrative with European and American examples used as points of comparison. It is particularly focused upon practical implications for industries in which market power has been an issue (e.g. telecommunications, supermarkets, aviation). The lecturers, a lawyer and an economist, each with considerable practical experience acting for and against the competition regulator, and each with a strong academic track record in the field.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Details regarding any prescribed texts will be provided prior to the commencement of the subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70029/2014|
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