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Bringing labour law into the classroom

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The Faculty of Law at McGill University offers a number of courses related to the themes of the LLDRL, many of which are taught by Professor Adelle Blackett, founder of the LLDRL. These courses include Labour Law, Employment Law and Trade Regulation. In addition to full-term courses, the LLDRL has also collaborated with Professors teaching mandatory undergraduate-level courses, such as Constitutional Law and Property Law, to integrate conversations about labour law and its founding narratives into the curriculum.

Digging Deeper

Over the years, members of the LLDRL have sponsored and taught seminars with a special focus on the theories, discourses and stories that shape labour law and influence our members' work. These include the student-initiated Critical Race Theory Seminar, sponsored by Professors Adanhounme and Professor Blackett, and the Critical Race Theory and Slavery and the Law Seminars taught by Professor Blackett.

Transnational Futures of International Labour Law

To mark the ILO's centenary, in the winter of 2019, Professor Blackett will teach a new specialized seminar entitled "Transnational Futures of International Labour Law" alongside leading visiting lecturers and ILO experts.

The course, hosted by the Trudeau Foundation and the Faculty of Law at McGill University, covers emerging topics in international labour law, such as the regulation of domestic work, forced labour, violence at work, informality, racial discrimination and international labour law multilateral and regional trade, and offers a unique opportunity to critically reflect on its transnational futures. All lectures of this seminar are open to the public and live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook.