Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment:
The pre-teaching period commences four weeks before the subject commencement date. From this time, students are expected to access and review the Reading Guide that will be available from the LMS subject page and the subject materials provided by the subject coordinator, which will be available from Melbourne Law School. Refer to the Reading Guide for confirmation of which resources need to be read and what other preparation is required before the teaching period commences.
|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/
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While the legislation governing competition (antitrust) law differs across jurisdictions, the methods of analysis have become very similar. The United States has the longest and deepest experience with the application of such legislation. Every competition lawyer will benefit from familiarity with the United States experience and analytical methods. The lecturer is one of the foremost authorities on antitrust in the US. This subject will provide students with a sophisticated grasp of US antitrust law, an appreciation of the legal and economic modes of analysis employed in US cases and familiarity with the rules of procedure and evidence in US antitrust litigation. He has also acted as an expert witness in several of Australia’s most important trade practices cases and is well-placed to ensure students understand both the commonalities and differences between United States and Australian competition law.
Using United States antitrust cases as the primary vehicle for learning, principal topics will include:
The syllabus will cover early foundational cases (e.g. Alcoa and Du Pont in the case of market definition; Aspen Skiing and Trinko in the case of refusal to deal; Philadelphia Bank in the case of mergers) as well as more recent cases (e.g. Microsoft in the case of monopolising conduct; Staples and Oracle in the case of mergers; Leegin in the case of RPM; Twombly in the case of price-fixing).
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.
|Breadth Options:|| |
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/LAWS70320/2014|
This subject has a quota of 30 students. Please refer to the website www.law.unimelb.edu.au/masters/courses-and-subjects/subjects/subject-timing-and-format for further information about the management of subject quotas and waitlists.
Graduate Diploma in Competition and Consumer Law |
Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
Master of Commercial Law
Master of Competition and Consumer Law
Master of Laws
Master of Public and International Law
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