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Caron Beaton-Wells

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Prof

Caron Beaton-Wells

 
Division
Law
 
Primary Interest
Regulation
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Prof

Caron Beaton-Wells

 

Caron Beaton-Wells is a Professor in Competition Policy and Law at the Melbourne Law School and Director of the University's Competition Law & Economics Network and co-Director of the Global Competition and Consumer Law Program. She is also a lay Member of the Australian Competition Tribunal.

Her research and teaching in this field extends beyond the law to institutional, political and sociological dimensions of competition policy, and her recent research projects have focussed on competition and privacy in the context of digital platforms, competition and fairness in concentrated industries, challenges in cartel law and enforcement and the interface between competition and consumer law. A snapshot of her previous research projects can be found here. She is the host of the podcast show, Competition Lore, exploring the challenges of competition in a digital economy.

Caron has been Associate Dean of the Law School’s undergraduate and masters programs and a member of the School’s executive management team. She is currently Program Director for the School’s first online masters program, in global competition and consumer law. This program harnesses the power of technology and draws on an international faculty associated with the Law School, to offer in-depth rigorous and highly innovative masters level courses in competition and consumer law to students from around the world.

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 International Competition Network 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 and small business committees.

Caron is a member of several national and international editorial and advisory boards, including the boards of the Loyola Chicago Consumer Antitrust Institute, Academic Society for Competition Law and Asian Competition Forum. She 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 a member of the Law Council of Australia's competition and consumer and small business committees.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Academic of the Year Award, Women in Law

Lawyers Weekly

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Award

Credentials

Positions


Professor

Law

Honorary

Law

Member

Australian Competition Tribunal

Member

Competition and Consumer Committee, Law Council of Australia

Member

Small Business Committee, Law Council of Australia

Member

American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law

Senior Member

Academic Society of Competition Law (Executive Board)

Member

Asian Competition Forum (Advisory Board)

Member

Loyola Consumer Antitrust Institute (International Advisory Board)

Member

UNCTAD Research Partnership Platform

Barrister

Victorian Bar

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Laws

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws

University of Melbourne