Part-time Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University

Program Description

Part-time Professional LLM in Labour Relations and Employment Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University

Program Overview

Osgoode's two-year, part-time 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, Labour Relations and Employment Law courses are available via video conferencing and are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3-day intensives. 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 coursework or through a combination of coursework 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
Advanced Issues in Labour Arbitration LREL 7000 Elective 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


Program Starts & Deadlines

  • Program Start: Fall 2018
  • Applications Due: May 9, 2018


Admission Requirements

Admission to LLM specializations is competitive. At OsgoodePD, we can help you navigate the process.

The Admissions Committee reviews each applicant’s completed file and takes into consideration academic background, professional work experience and ‘fit’ for the program. The below represents the minimum requirements for admission consideration to our graduate degree programs – meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

Academic Background

Specialization Degree Type Minimum Grade Point Average
Canadian Common Law Degree in law from outside of Canada
OR a Bachelor of Civil Law from a Canadian University
Overall B (75%) average (or equivalent)
The committee will consider applicants with a lower GPA provided they have 5 years or more of relevant professional experience.
All other Specializations LLB or JD Degree
OR Strong academic record (Masters Degree Preferred) + Significant related professional experience
Overall B (75%) average (or equivalent)
The committee will consider applicants with a lower GPA provided they have 5 years or more of relevant professional experience.


Language Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you must supply proof of language proficiency as set out in the table below. You may be exempted from this requirement if you have completed at least one year of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the only official language of instruction.

Language Proficiency Requirements for All Specializations (Excluding International Business Law)

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper-Based 625 (with minimum of 5 on TWE)
  • TOEFL – Computer Based 263
  • TOEFL – iBT (Internet Based) 102-109
  • IELTS – Academic Type 7.5 overall and 7.0 in reading and writing
  • YELT – York English Language Test Band 1
  • YUELI – York University English Language Institute Level 9 with Distinction
  • CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Overall score of 70 with no component score less than 60

Language Proficiency Requirements for International Business Law

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper-Based 600 (with minimum of 5 on TWE)
  • TOEFL – Computer Based 250
  • TOEFL – iBT (Internet Based) 94-101
  • IELTS – Academic Type 7.0
  • YELT – York English Language Test Band 3
  • YUELI – York University English Language Institute Level 9 with Honours
  • CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Overall score of 70 with no component score less than 60


Tuition, Fees, and Awards

Degree Programs

  • Domestic Tuition (Excluding Supplementary Fees): $24,132.02
  • International Tuition (Excluding Supplementary Fees): $35,537.70

Program fees are paid in installments each term:

  • Students in the International Business Law specialization pay fees over four full-time terms
  • Students in all other full-time specialization pay fees over three full-time terms
  • Students in part-time specializations pay fees over six part-time terms
  • Students who complete the program in fewer than the above will have their final installment added at the end of their program. Students who require more than the above will be subject to additional tuition fees.


Supplementary Fees

Supplementary fees are included in each term’s tuition fee installment and are subject to change each term based on approval by York’s Board of Governors and in accordance with guidelines set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. For more information please see Student Financial Services.


Additional Fees

Registration Fee: $15 per term (non-refundable).

International Students’ Health Insurance: The University Health Insurance Plans (UHIP) is mandatory for all international students. This does not apply to domestic students. For more information, visit the York International website.

Domestic Students’ Health Insurance: Full-time domestic students York University Graduate Students’ Association (YUGSA) health plan. The plan is mandatory for all full-time students without comparable coverage for drugs AND dental and is optional for those registered part-time.

Videoconferencing: Students who opt to participate in the program via video conference will be provided with the required hardware and software at a cost of $300. This fee is in addition to the tuition fees listed above.


Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

Students in the Professional LLM program may qualify for financial aid if they meet the eligibility criteria. Please visit York’s Student Financial Services website for more information.

Royal Bank Credit Line for OsgoodePD LLM Students

Students in the Professional LLM program may qualify for Royal Bank Credit Line of up to $80,000 at a preferential interest rate. For further details and contact information, please refer to the Information Sheet.

Bursaries

Osgoode Professional Development bursaries are granted to LLM students with financial need. Applications are accepted once every Fall, Winter, and Summer. To be eligible students must have completed at least one term of study.


Scholarships and Awards

International Student Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships are awarded to international students applying to a full-time LLM program who demonstrate the strongest academic ability and potential as indicated by their application materials. The maximum amount awarded is $5,000. All individuals who apply and have submitted all required documents by late February of the year in which they intend to start the program and meet the criteria are eligible for these scholarships and will automatically be considered for an entrance scholarship (see application deadlines for details). If a scholarship is awarded, it will be credited to the student’s financial account during the Winter term.

The Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington Award

Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington, the Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School from 1993 to 1998 and founder of Osgoode Professional Development, established this award to be given to a student pursuing studies in the LLM program. The award will be granted annually (each Fall term) to a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person, a resident of Ontario, on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School.


Academic Waivers and Tax Credits

Academic Fee Waiver for Senior Citizens (Partial For OsgoodePD LLM Programs)

Note that this fee waiver is administered by York University, not OsgoodePD. The fee waiver is a partial waiver for this program and is capped at the current Faculty of Graduate Studies part-time tuition fee rate and covers academic fees only. Students are responsible for any additional charges including interest charges, student health, and dental plans, course materials fees, supplementary fees, etc.

Tuition and Education Tax Credit

Students may qualify for a tax credit for tuition fees and education amounts. The amount of the tax credit depends on each student’s taxable income. For information, please consult Canada Revenue Agency’s Information on Students and Income Tax.

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OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University

Last updated February 26, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2019
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2 years
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24,132 CAD
Domestic Tuition (Excluding Supplementary Fees): $24,132.02 International Tuition (Excluding Supplementary Fees): $35,537.70
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Canada - Toronto, Ontario
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