Leading the renewal and transformation of the study of labour and employment law, the Centre of Law in the Contemporary Workplace offers an intellectual home for the labour and employment law community in Ontario and across Canada. With a core commitment to supporting a diversity of perspectives, multipartism, as well as open and innovative inquiry, the Centre seeks, among other things, to:
- develop and anchor a strong and diverse interdisciplinary network of researchers within and beyond Queen’s, enabling coordinated and relevant research on key contemporary challenges facing labour and employment law;
- support a high quality, research-intensive program of graduate studies, training a new generation of scholars in the field;
- hold, co-sponsor and actively promote regular conferences and debates on issues of importance in major centres, on a rotating basis;
- offer JD students opportunities for broad and deep engagement with workplace law;
- establish and promote a visiting speakers series to members of the profession and the general public, as well as other outreach initiatives to support the broad development and dissemination of innovative scholarship in the field; and
- develop courses accessible to members of the professional community, and to qualified students from other law schools, including the use of the latest long-distance learning tools and video-conferencing. Read more...