Menu Close

Caron Beaton-Wells

Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne

Caron Beaton-Wells is a Professor specialising in competition and consumer law at the Melbourne Law School and Director of the University's Competition Law & Economics Network. Her research and teaching in this field extends beyond the law to institutional, political and sociological dimensions of competition regulation, and her recent research projects have focussed on cartel enforcement, supermarket power, petrol pricing and the interface between competition and consumer law. Caron has been Associate Dean of the Law School’s undergraduate and masters programs, and is currently program director for the world's first wholly online synchronous masters program, in global competition and consumer law. Her engagement activity involves contributing to the public discourse in Australia and around the world on significant competition law-related issues and on bringing together and fostering constructive debate and shared learning amongst stakeholders. Caron is a member of several national and international editorial and advisory boards, has consulted to the OECD, ASEAN, SSNED and the New Zealand Government, is a non-governmental advisor to the ICN and the Law School's representative on UNCTAD's Research Partnership Platform. Formerly a solicitor at (now) King & Wood Mallesons, Caron is also a member of the Law Council of Australia's competition and consumer committee and a member of the Victorian Bar. She hosts a podcast on competition in a digital age (


  • 1997–present
    Barrister, Victorian Bar
  • 2001–present
    Academic, Melbourne Law School


  • 2002 
    University of Melbourne, PhD, Law