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LAW3444 Competition and Consumer Law

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Pre-requisite: LAW1123 or LAW5123 or LAW1101 or LAW1500 or LAW1116


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 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

Study period Mode Campus
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023