I am currently an Associate Professor in Competition Law at the Melbourne Law School and Acting Director of the Law School's Global Competition and Consumer Law Program. My research is predominantly in the area of competition law, with a focus on mergers and abuse of power.
I was previously an Associate Professor at the Deakin Law School and have held the positions of Director of the Deakin Juris Doctor program, Director of Teaching and Interim Head of the Deakin Law School. Before joining Deakin University in 2001, I was admitted to practice as an Australian lawyer after completing Articles of Clerkship at Minter Ellison (Melbourne) and working as a research assistant at the Victorian Court of Appeal.
I completed my PhD ('The International Regulation of Transnational Mergers') at Queensland University of Technology, a Master of Arts in Economics for Competition Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law at King's College London and my LLB(Hons) and BA at Deakin University.
I have taught primarily in the areas of competition and contract law and have received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching (2008) and a national Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning (2009). I am currently teaching Cartels, Institutions and Research Project in the Melbourne Law School's Global Competition and Consumer Law Program.
My publications have been predominantly in the field of competition law, including my monograph, International Merger Policy: Applying Domestic Law to International Markets (Edward Elgar, 2014). I am also co-author (with P Clarke and S Corones) of Competition Law and Policy (OUP, 3rd edn, 2011) and (with P Clarke) Contract Law – Commentaries, Cases and Perspectives (OUP, 3rd edn, 2016). Recent journal articles include ‘Section 46: its purpose and the proposed new effects test’ (2017 ABLR), Julie Clarke, ‘The Opinion of AG Wahl in the lntel rebates case: A triumph of substance over form?'’ (2017 World Competition) and Caron Beaton-Wells and Julie Clarke, ‘Deterrent Penalties for Corporate Colluders: Lifting the Bar’ (2018) 37(1) University of Queensland Law Journal 107-125. Several of my publications can be downloaded at http://ssrn.com/author=962582
I am the Australian news correspondent for the European Competition Law Review and section editor on restrictive trade practices for the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law.
I am a committee member of the Geelong Law Association, secretary of the Barwon Community Legal Service and have been member of the judging panel for several law-related awards, including the 2015 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, the 2016 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards, and the 2016 Australian Law Awards.
I have also created and maintain the Australian Competition Law website.
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