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Labour Relations and Employment Law

Program Overview

The Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law gives students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the theory, policies and principles that underlie labour and employment law. Students will develop the skills to consider, at an advanced level, the social, economic and political forces shaping this dynamic field today.

Who is the Specialization for?

  • Law graduates with legal work experience in the labour and employment field.
  • Professionals without a law degree who have excellent academic credentials and significant and senior related professional experience.

Specialization Structure

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals located across Canada and abroad, the majority of Labour Relations and Employment Law courses are available via video conferencing and are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3 day intensives. Students in this in the two year part-time specialization may need to travel to Toronto once a year for courses that require in-person attendance. The Labour Relations and Employment Law specialization is a cohort based specialization where courses progressively build upon one another. New students are only accepted into the specialization once every three years – the next specialization start is Fall 2018. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper.

Degree Requirements Overview

Total credits needed: 36

Note that students without a law degree from a Canadian institution are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term. For detailed degree requirements see Student Handbook.

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Theories and Perspectives in Labour & Employment Law LAW 6805P Required 3.0 credits
Comparative Labour Law: The British Model LREL 6028P Elective 3.0 credits
Contemporary Issues in Employment Regulation LREL 6025P Elective 3.0 credits
Contemporary Issues in Labour Law LREL 6567P Elective 3.0 credits
Contemporary Issues in the Common Law of Employment LAW 6759 Elective 3.0 credits
Labour and Employment Law in International Law LAW 6021 Elective 3.0 credits
Major Research Paper: Labour Relations & Employment Law 6320 Elective 6.0 credits
Public Sector Labour and Employment Law LREL 6027P Elective 3.0 credits
Special Topics in the Law of Work LREL 6569 Elective 3.0 credits
The Charter and Human Rights in Labour Law LAW 6791 Elective 6.0 credits

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