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Labour Relations and Employment Law

Program Overview

The two year, part-time Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law gives students the opportunity to gain an enriched and deeper understanding of the theory, policies and principles that underlie labour and employment law and to consider, at an advanced level, the social, economic and political forces shaping this dynamic field today.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirements will be satisfied upon the completion of 36 credits. The 36 credits can be obtained by either coursework or a blend of coursework and a Major Research Paper (70 pages). Students who elect to do the degree by coursework only must write a Significant Research Paper (30 pages) as the means of evaluation in one of the courses within the specialization.

Program Format

Courses will be offered in an intensive format (typically three to five consecutive days). Videoconferencing is available for most courses, although occasional in-person attendance in Toronto is required (refer to the schedule for specific details on each course).

Note: Faculty, curriculum, course descriptions and degree requirements are subject to change without notice.


Comparative Labour Law: The British Model

Contemporary Issues in Employment Regulation

Contemporary Issues in Labour Law

Contemporary Issues in the Common Law of Employment

Labour and Employment Law in International Law

Major Research Paper: Labour Relations & Employment Law

Public Sector Labour and Employment Law

Special Topics in the Law of Work

The Charter and Human Rights in Labour Law

Theories and Perspectives in Labour & Employment Law

Program Start Date


Program Schedule

Program Director(s)

  • David Doorey -

    Associate Professor of Labour and Employment Law, York University

  • John D. R. Craig -

    Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP & Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario


  • Daphne Taras -

    Dean, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan

  • Bruce E. Kaufman -

    Professor, Georgia State University

  • Gillian Demeyere -

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Law University of Western Ontario

  • Kevin Banks -

    Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Law in Contemporary Workplace, Faculty of Law, Queen's University

  • Alan Bogg - Professor of Labour Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
  • Michael Lynk -

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario

  • Christopher C. Rootham - Partner, Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP
  • Eric Tucker -

    Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

  • Dr. Ruth Dukes -

    Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow School of Law

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Contact LLM Admissions

Phone: 416.673.4670
Email: admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

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“The program was a true highlight for me academically. The quality of the faculty was outstanding and the opportunity to meet others in my field from across Canada and learn equally from them was a unique one. I continue to use much of the information gathered during the program in my daily work and am ever thankful for the long-lasting friendships that I also gained.”

Katherine E. Bilson
BA (Hons), LLB LLM (Labour Relations and Employment Law)
Legal Counsel, Human Resources, Canadian Pacific, Calgary, Alberta