Mission and Communications

The Labour Law Research Network was set up in 2011 by research institutes/centers from all over the world dedicated to the study of labour law. Our goal is to advance research in labour law, and specifically to facilitate the dissemination of research work and encourage open discussion of scholarship and ideas in this field. All labour law scholars are welcome to join. The LLRN holds a Biennial Conference to facilitate presentation of academic scholarship in labour law along with discussion and debate over topical issues in the field.

In addition to our conference, the LLRN provides information about labour law-related activities to affiliated research centres and the public through this website, our Twitter account (@LabourLawRN) and a Monthly Update that we send to our Mailing List. During the 2015 LLRN Conference in Amsterdam, some labour law academics established a Facebook Group called Labour Law Research Network which continues to be active. You can request access to the Facebook Group from the administrators by clicking here.

LLRN Conferences

The third LLRN Conference will take place at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto on 25-27 June 2017. 

The LLRN3Toronto Conference program is now online. Registration for the conference can be completed here 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference in Toronto!

Click here to access the Conference website.

Call for Expressions of Interest in hosting the 2019 LLRN Conference

The LLRN Steering Committee calls for Expressions of Interest in hosting the 2019 LLRN Conference. Anyone interested in having their institution host the next conference should email the Chair of the Steering Committee, John Howe, by the 17th of May 2017: j.howe@unimelb.edu.au

There are certain minimum requirements for hosting the conference, namely a capacity to hold it at the Law School or University with which the Centre is affiliated, a sufficient number of academic and professional colleagues from the host Law School to organize the event, likely access to administrative support and other resources necessary to defray the costs of hosting the event, and so on. Expressions of interest should include information addressing these requirements.


The 2nd conference of the Labour Law Research Network was held on June 25-27, 2015 in Amsterdam by the Hugo Sinzheimer Institute. See Conference website and Conference Programme.

The inaugural conference of the Labour Law Research Network was held in Barcelona on June 13-15, 2013. See the website for details and here for the programme.