Bond University


Competition law, the role of which has been rapidly expanding over the past decade, has become a popular subject in most law schools’ curricula. However, unlike Consumer Protection law or Criminal law, students come to this subject with little notion of what it entails. Nevertheless, like those other subjects, Competition law has been the site of significant theoretical and empirical analysis. This paper examines the manner in which two teaching strategies namely, teaching in context and problem based learning, can be used together in teaching Competition law. Although problem based learning and teaching in context have often been viewed as opposing teaching strategies connected with different visions of legal education, this paper looks at how they can be effectively used together to enrich the learning experience at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Problem based learning, which gained popularity in many disciplines, brings with it numerous benefits that can enhance law teaching.