Higher postgraduate course, second semester, two double lectures per week.
30 NQF credits at NQF level 9
Convener: Judge D M Davis
Course entry requirements: See Rules for LLM and MPhil Degrees.
The course will focus on and will aim to develop an understanding of the law and principles of competition policy in countries and regions across the globe, including, specifically, South Africa, the United States and the European Union. The course aims to develop an understanding of and critical discourse on, inter alia, the following: the role of markets and competition law in relation to the poor; the relationship between aggregate efficiency, economic opportunity for those without power, industrial policy and equity for the poor or powerless; the relationship between the common good and the national good; and the tension between a country's right to regulate in the national interest and its obligation not to cause external harm.
DP requirements: Satisfactory attendance at lectures and presentation of seminars, and completion of projects.
Assessment: Assessment is continuous. Students submit a mid-term seminar paper on a relevant topic and present a seminar in relation to the topic of the paper 50%, Written examination 50%.