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Senior Lecturer, Competition and Consumer Law, The University of Melbourne

Arlen Duke joined the Law School as a full-time lecturer in February 2005 . Arlen graduated from the University of Melbourne with an LLB (First Class Honours) and a BComm. He has also completed a LLM by coursework at the University of Melbourne (with first class honours awarded in all eight subjects).

Arlen primarily researches in the area of competition law. His interest in competition law has led to him publishing articles examining the relevance of efficiencies to merger analysis, the regulation of unilateral anti-competitive conduct, anti-competitive signalling and the difficulties associated with establishing the existence of anti-competitive arrangements by inference, the extraterritorial reach of Australia's competition laws as well as a competition analysis of the music and banking industries. More recently, Arlen has been looking at competition issues raised by parallel import restrictions and his work in this area will be published in forthcoming editions of the Melbourne University Law Review and the Competition and Consumer Law Journal. Arlen (with Dr Rhonda Smith) has also written an article arguing for the simpification of the treatment of agreements under Australia's competition law (forthcoming Competition and Consumer Law Journal) and will make a submission to the root-and-branch review on this issue.

Arlen's research interests extend beyond competition law and he has also published articles related to consumer protection and private law more generally.

Arlen teaches a range of subjects including: Competition Law (JD), Competition and Consumer Law (breadth), Competition Law and Intellectual Property (MLM), Legal Method and Reasoning (JD), Obligations (JD) and Contract (JD). In 2008 Arlen joined Dr Jeannie Paterson and Professor Andrew Robertson as a co-author of leading contracts texts Contracts: cases and materials and Principles of contract law. He has also joined Associate Professor John Duns as a co-author of Competition Law: cases and materials. He is currently working on a new edition of the latter book.


  • 2005–present
    Mr Arlen Duke, Melbourne Law School