Staff profile - Julie Clarke

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Aprof Julie Clarke

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: Law
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 52272742 +61 3 52272742



Julie Clarke currently the Director of the Deakin JD program and has previously served as Director of Teaching in the Deakin Law School and Interim Head of School.  Before joining Deakin University in 2001, she completed articles of Clerkship at the Minter Ellison in Melbourne and was a research assistant at the Victorian Court of Appeal.

A/Prof Clarke is a graduate of Deakin University (LLB(Hons) and BA), QUT (PhD) and King's College London (Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law) and is an Australian lawyer. Her PhD thesis was entitled 'The International Regulation of Transnational Mergers', recently converted into a monograph, International Merger Policy: Applying Domestic Law to International Markets (Edward Elgar, 2014).

A/Prof Clarke currently teaches in the fields of competition law and policy and contract law. In 2008, she received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and in 2009 received a national Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning.

A/Prof Clarke has written numerous articles on competition law and is a co-author (with P Clarke and S Corones) of Competition Law and Policy (OUP, 3rd edn, 2011) and (with P Clarke) Contract Law – Commentaries, Cases and Perspectives (OUP, 2nd edn, 2012). In 2014 she published a monograph on international merger policy (International Merger Policy: Applying Domestic Law to International markets (Edward Elgar, 2014)). Several of her papers can be downloaded at

A/Prof Clarke also created and maintains the Australian Competition Law website:


  • Bachelor of Law(s), Deakin University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, 2010

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Teaching Interests

Competition Law
Contract Law
Consumer Law

Subjects and units currently teaching

MLL111 Contract Law
MLL409 Competition Law and Policy

Knowledge areas

Competition law and policy

Contract and consumer law

Conferences and seminars

The increasing criminalization of economic law - a competition law perspective, Workshop paper presented at 28th International Symposium on Economic Crime 2010, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, 9 September 2010


Awards and prizes

2011 - Faculty 'Lecturing Legend' award

2010 - Faculty 'Lecturing Legend' award

2009 - Australian Teaching and Learning Council Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning ("For improving access to legal education through an innovative approach to the use of online technology, exemplary student support and contemporary curriculum resources.")

2009 - Exemplar of Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Business and Law, 2009 Award

2008 - Vice-Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching

2008 - Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence


Research interests

Competition law and policy

Research page



Highlight publications

Julie Clarke, International Merger Policy: Applying Domestic Law to International Markets, Edward Elgar Publishing (April 2014)

Philip Clarke, Stephen Corones and Julie Clarke, Competition Law and Policy, OUP, 2011 (3rd edition)

Julie Clarke, ‘The increasing criminalization of economic law – a competition law perspective’ (2011) 19(1) Journal of Financial Crime 76-98

Julie Clarke, ‘Multi-jurisdictional merger review procedures: a better way’ (2006) 14 Trade Practices Law Journal 90-109

Julie Clarke, ‘Criminal Penalties for Contraventions of Part IV of the Trade Practices Act’ (2005) 10(1) Deakin Law Review 141-176

Julie Clarke, ‘The Dawson Report and Merger Regulation’ (2003) 8(2) Deakin Law Review 245

Julie Clarke and Mirko Bagaric, ‘The Desirability of Criminal Penalties for Breaches of Part IV of the Trade Practices Act’ (2003) 31(3) Australian Business Law Review 192-209

Julie Clarke, ‘The Relevance of Import Competition to Merger Assessment in Australia’ (2002) 10(2) Competition and Consumer Law Journal 119-143

Julie Clarke, 'Resale Price Maintenance - The Need for Further Reform' (2001) 9 Trade Practices Law Journal 18

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