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LAW3444 Competition and Consumer Law

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 4
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 20 May 2022


Pre-requisite: LAW1123 or LAW5123 or LAW1101 or LAW1500


Every law student who works in the field of business requires a detailed understanding of the legal environment relating to competition and consumer protection law. There are heavy penalties for non-compliance. This unit is an essential elective for lawyers working in these areas.

This unit examines the nature and operation of Australian competition and consumer protection law, primarily under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). There are two broad areas:
1. Competition Law, focusing on areas including market definition, competition, market power, cartels, anti-competitive agreements, exclusive dealing, resale price maintenance, anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions, authorisation and notifications and remedies and enforcement; and
2. Consumer Law, focusing on areas including the changes to consumer protection pursuant to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, unfair contracts regime, false or misleading representations, other unfair practices, consumer guarantees, product safety standards, remedies and enforcement.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 20 May 2022