|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 2 - Online
Term 4 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
In this capstone subject students will conduct in-depth research and produce a substantial research paper on a topic relevant to competition and consumer law. Students will be individually supervised in their research by a subject coordinator, including in relation to the identification of their research topic and methodological design. It will be open to students to formulate topics and draw on methods aligned with their non-legal background and interests.
Students will be expected to undertake a project that investigates research questions and draws on research methods informed primarily by their particular disciplinary background. For students with an economics background, for example, this may entail a project that uses economic research methods to investigate challenges involved in drafting and applying the law in this field. Students will be encouraged to identify research questions for the project that will be directly relevant to their particular areas of interest or career background or aspirations in the economics of this field.
Students will master sophisticated research and analytical techniques in conceptualising research frameworks, drawing on and synthesising extensive theoretical and comparative material to enrich their analysis and conclusions and exploring at an advanced level the legal, economic and practical implications of their findings. The subject will involve students in presenting their research project and being tested by experts on their research methods, analysis and conclusions in an online workshop. Students will be encouraged to produce research papers of publishable quality and assisted in seeking out publication opportunities.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will have developed:
- An advanced knowledge of the topic relevant to their competition and consumer law research project;
- Sophisticated cognitive and technical skills relevant to conducting research in the field of competition and consumer law; and
- A capacity to use the knowledge and skills students have gained in the subject in a way that demonstrates effective autonomy, judgment, adaptability and responsibility as an expert learner and practitioner in the field of international competition and consumer law.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|LAWS90065||Foundations: Competition Law & Economics||
And at least three other subjects from the Global Competition and Consumer Law program.
Recommended background knowledge
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Participation in and contributions to discussion board webinar, throughout term: weeks 1-8 (5%) and
- Research presentation and participation in research workshop, Week 8 (15%)
- Final assessment task (research paper) (max 10,000 words), Week 10 (80%)
Dates & times
- Term 2 - Online
Principal coordinator Julie Clarke Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 80 hours Total time commitment 150 hours Pre teaching start date 22 April 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term. Teaching period 29 April 2019 to 23 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 23 April 2019 Census date 17 May 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 7 June 2019 Assessment period ends 30 June 2019
Term 2 contact information
Associate Professor Julie Clarke (Coordinator)
- Term 4 - Online
Principal coordinator Julie Clarke Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 80 hours Total time commitment 150 hours Pre teaching start date 7 October 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term. Teaching period 14 October 2019 to 8 December 2019 Last self-enrol date 8 October 2019 Census date 1 November 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 November 2019 Assessment period ends 15 December 2019
Term 4 contact information
Associate Professor Julie Clarke (Coordinator)
Additional delivery details
This subject is delivered completely online and there are no printed subject materials.
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law