LAWS6838 - Competition Law


  • Gain a firm grasp of the operation of the competition law provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010


Economic Theory of Competition Law; the Concepts of competition, market definition, market power, substantial lessening of competition and public benefit; Section 4D Exclusionary Provisions; Part IV: Cartels - Civil and Criminal Prohibitions; Section 45 Contracts, Arrangements and Understandings; Section 46 Misuse of Market Power; Section 47 Exclusive Dealing; Section 48 Resale Price Maintenance; Section 50 Mergers; Part IIIA Access to Services; Part VI Remedies and Enforcement; Part VII Authorisations and Notifications.


Semester 1 2014
Tuesday Evenings, 6-8pm

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 1 x 2900-3100 Word Essay (33.33%)
  • 1 x 2 Hr 15 Min Open Book Exam (66.67)


  • Corones, Stephen G Competition Law in Australia (5th ed 2010, LBC, Thomson Reuters)
  • Miller, Russell V Australian Competition and Consumer Law Annotated (33rd ed, 2011, LBC, Thomson Reuters)
  • Clarke, Philip, Corones, Stephen and Clarke Julie: Competition law and policy: cases and materials (3rd ed) OUP 2011

Assumed Knowledge

Candidates must have a Undergraduate law degree or have completed LAWS6252 - Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law