Courses & Units

Consumer Protection LAW669


Recognises the development of consumer protection law as a discrete area of study and practice, largely as a consequence of statutory initiatives. The unit specifically focuses on the Australian Consumer Law with some reference to consumer protection in respect of financial services and products, consumer credit and liability for dangerous and defective products. The unit will also examine the values that underlie consumer protection law, its relationship with competition law and the institutions that are critical to the maintenance and enforcement of consumer norms. It will critically consider the extent to which the legislation and common law have suitably balanced the empowerment of consumers as against intervention in the name of consumer protection. In evaluating this balance between intervention and empowerment, an interdisciplinary, international perspective will be considered.


Unit name Consumer Protection
Unit code LAW669
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law

Associate Prof. Heather Forrest

Teaching staff

Associate Prof. Heather Forrest

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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3 2016: $1,305.00 2016: $1,523.00 090900

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  • Pre-requisites: Either LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204, LAW205 OR LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.


Teaching Pattern

5 x 50 minute seminars fortnightly


Internal Assessment (30%); Exam (70%)

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