I mentioned previously that I had taken over from Bernie Adell the role of Director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s Masters of Law program in Labour and Employment Law. I have some updates.
1. I’m happy to note that I invited John Craig, partner at Heenan Blaikie in Toronto, to be a co-director with me and he accepted. In addition to being a leading management side labour and employment lawyer, John also holds Masters and Ph.D degrees from Oxford, is widely published, and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on several recent high profile labour law cases involving the scope of freedom of association under the Charter. In short, he’s a perfect fit for this program, which aims to provide a perfect mix of academic theory and legal doctrine.
2. I have an updated listed of faculty who will be teaching in the program. The following star-studded line up is on board:
- Kevin Banks (Queens)
- Ron Davis (UBC)
- Gillian Demeyre (Western)
- David Doorey (York, School of HRM)
- Michael Lynk (Western)
- Paul Secunda (Marquette)
- Sara Slinn (York, Osgoode Hall)
And there’s a good chance that we will be adding Eric Tucker from Osgoode Hall and maybe Tim Bartkiw from Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management. but we are still working out details and timing issues for them.
3. We have added a new course called Comparative Labour Law: The Wagner Model. This course will explore issues in American labor law, including a look at how the NLRA has evolved over the years and recent debates about labor law reform and the proposed Employee Free Choice Act. It will be taught by Paul Secunda of Marquette Law School in Milwaukee.
This is a great program for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of the fascinating area of labour and employment law. Most of the students will be practicing labour and employment lawyers, but the program also accepts students without that background, but with considerable practical experience in the field.
If you are interested, take a look at the PDF program here. The applications are already being reviewed for the fall 2010 start, so get moving if you intend to apply. The program website is here.