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Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne

Julie Clarke is an Associate Professor in Competition Law at the Melbourne Law School and an Australian lawyer. She was previously an Associate Professor at the Deakin Law School, including serving as Interim Head of School in 2012 and as the inaugural Director of the Deakin JD Program. Before joining Deakin University in 2001, she completed articles of Clerkship at the law firm Minter Ellison (Melbourne) and was a research assistant at the Victorian Court of Appeal.

Julie is a graduate of Deakin University (LLB and BA), King's College London (PG Dip and MA in Economics for Competition Law) and QUT (PhD). Her LLB Honours thesis focused on resale price maintenance, her MA on abuse of dominance (in particular in the form of rebates) in Europe and her PhD on international merger regulation. She has taught primarily in the areas of competition and contract law. In 2008, she received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and in 2009 received a national Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning.

Dr Clarke has written numerous articles on competition law and is a co-author (with P Clarke and S Corones) of Competition Law and Policy, Oxford University Press, 3rd edn, 2011 and (with P Clarke) Contract Law – Commentaries, Cases and Perspectives Oxford University Press, 2nd edn, 2012. In 2014 she published a monograph on international merger policy (International Merger Policy: Applying Domestic Law to International markets, Edward Elgar, 2014). She also created and maintains the Australian Competition Law website:


  • 2017–present
    Associate professor, Melbourne Law School
  • 2014–2017
    Associate professor, Deakin University School of Law
  • 2011–2013
    Senior Lecturer, Deakin University School of Law
  • 2012–2012
    Interim Head of School, Deakin University School of Law
  • 2000–2001
    Articled Clerk, Minter Ellison (Melbourne)
  • 2000–2000
    Researcher, Court of Appeal (Victoria)


  • 2016 
    King's College London, Master of Arts in Economics for Competition Law
  • 2015 
    King's College London, PostGraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law
  • 2010 
    QUT, PhD (Law)
  • 1998 
    Deakin University, Bachelor of Law (Hons)/Bachelor of Arts

Research Areas

  • Commercial And Contract Law (180105)
  • Law (1801)