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Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne

Philip Clarke is an Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne and the principal of Corporate Compliance Australia Pty Ltd. Previously he was Deakin University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (2009-2010), Pro Vice-Chancellor International (2008-2009), Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law (1999-2008) and the inaugural Head of the Deakin Law School (1993-1999). As Deakin University’s Foundation Professor of Law he was instrumental in establishing and developing its law degree program.

Professor Clarke is a graduate of the Universities of Western Australia and Auckland University. He has extensive teaching experience in the fields of competition law, contract law and consumer protection at the Australian National University, Monash University and Deakin University. In 2004, he received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and was a finalist in the Australian Awards for University Teaching; in 2006 he received a national Citation for Contributions to Student Learning. He has also written extensively in the fields of Competition Law, Contract Law and Consumer Protection, his most recent publications include Clarke, Corones and Clarke, Competition Law and Policy, Oxford University Press, 3rd edn 2011, Corones and Clarke, Australian Consumer Law, Law Book Co, 4th edn 2011 and Clarke and Clarke, Contract Law, Commentaries, Cases and Perspectives, 2nd edn 2012.

Professor Clarke is an Australian lawyer. He has experience of the law reform process through working as the Director of the Western Australian Law reform Commission and as a consultant on competition law to the Asian development Bank. He is a former editor of the Australian Business Law Review and is currently a member of the editorial Panel of the Competition and Consumer Law News.


  • 2009–2010
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Deakin University
  • 2008–2009
    Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Deakin University
  • 1999–2008
    Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University
  • 1993–1999
    Head of School of Law, Deakin University


  • 1974 
    University of Auckland, LLM (First)
  • 1971 
    University of Western Australia, LLB


  • 2012
    Contract Law - Commentaries, Cases and Perspectives (2nd edn) (with Clarke), OUP
  • 2011
    Australian Consumer Law (4th edn with Corones), Law Book Co
  • 2011
    Competition Law & Policy (3rd edn) (with Corones and Clarke), OUP
  • 1991
    Vertical Price Fixing, Federation Press