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Master of Laws (Global Competition and Consumer Law)

      What will I study?

      Overview

      What you will learn

      Economic theories, principles and methods that underpin and influence competition and consumer policy and law

      Central to this field is economics. You will develop a solid understanding of and an ability to apply key economic frameworks and techniques relevant to the policy, law and enforcement in this field.

      Legal rules that govern competition and consumer protection in major jurisdictions around the world – particularly the United States, European Union, and parts of the Asia-Pacific region

      You will also gain valuable insights into the evolution and political economy of competition policy and its intersection with international trade, as well as other aspects of how competition law works in a globalised world.

      Institutions that develop, administer and enforce competition and consumer policy and law

      You will examine the challenges and dynamics influencing institutions that administer and enforce competition and consumer laws – principally competition and consumer authorities, but also central prosecutorial agencies, tribunals and courts.

      Course structure

      To gain a LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) you must complete 100 points comprised of:

      • Seven elective subjects, and
      • One capstone subject.

      Capstone subjects are compulsory for LLM (Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law) students and provide an opportunity to consolidate and extend the learning that they have undertaken across their course of study. These subjects vary, and may include project-based learning, a research project, or coursework outlining best practice.

      There are four on-campus courses available:

      • Australia Consumer Law
      • International and Comparative Competition Law
      • Competition in Healthcare
      • Competition in New Technology.

      Workload

      On average students will need to allocate around 6-8 hours ‘study’ time (including reading, watching videos, completing exercises and interactives, discussion board participation, participating in webinars, etc) per week, in addition to time required to complete assessments. The total time commitment required for each subject over a term will be in the order of 150 hours. However, the time commitment required can vary based on an individual student’s prior learning and expertise.

      Course Planning

      To help you plan your studies please see the following link for information about which subjects are available each term over the next two years and outlines a recommended study sequence for the LLM (Global Competition and Consumer Law) and Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law courses.

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