Questions? The JD/MIR is the only degree of its kind in Canada, offering a dual degree program that combines graduate training in human resources management, employment and labour policy with a professional degree in law.
How do I apply for the JD/MIR after my first year of the JD program?
You would apply for the MIR program via the standard process by filling out an online application with the School of Graduate Studies. You would be required to submit your undergraduate transcripts, along with 2 references. We would be able to obtain your Queen’s Law transcript directly from SOLUS.
How do I know which elective credits I can use from my Law studies, to apply towards my MIR elective requirements?
You would provide the MIR Graduate Coordinator with the syllabi of the LAW courses you would like to count towards your MIR degree. They would then ascertain if the course had the appropriate HR/LR content to act as an elective credit in the program.
How many elective credits can I count towards both my MIR and my JD degrees?
The MIR program requires all JD students to complete 11 elective credits to fulfil the MIR degree requirements. The Faculty of Law will allow students to double count a total of 6.0 credits towards your JD degree.
Can I join the MIR program after my 2nd year?
You are welcome to apply to join the MIR program in your 3rd year of your JD studies, but you will need to first determine that you are able to fulfill the coursework requirements for both programs and how that will affect your articling or summer internships.
Can I take my MIR courses at any time during my second year?
The MIR program has a very specific rotation for their courses and when they are offered. You will be expected to take them in the term offered, and attend all classes. Timetabling considerations will only be given to LAW 560 and 564 during your MIR year with us.
What is the cost of tuition for the JD/MIR?
The total cost of the combined program will continue to be 2 and ½ years of JD tuition plus 1 year of MIR tuition, a savings of more than $9000 compared with completing the two degrees separately.