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MLL409 - Competition Law and Policy

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MLL350
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:J Clarke
Prerequisite:MLL111
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Cloud(online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

The unit introduces students to the principal areas of law in Australia which aim to preserve competition in the economy. Attention will focus on the competition law provisions in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and their theoretical underpinnings. In particular, it will examine the following topics: the common law doctrine of restraint of trade; the scheme of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010; trade practices economics; price fixing; anti-competitive arrangements; primary boycotts; exclusive dealing; misuse of market power; resale price maintenance and mergers.

Assessment

Written Assignment 3000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

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