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Discussion Groups

These self-sustaining groups are an essential part of the life of our graduate school. They are organised in some cases by graduate students and in others by Faculty members and meet regularly during term, typically over a sandwich lunch, when one of the group presents work in progress or introduces a discussion of a particular issue or new case. They may also encompass guest speakers from the faculty and beyond.

Labour Law Discussion Group

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Journal Articles

2013

H Collins, 'Entretiens sur le droit du licenciement pour motif économique: Royaume Uni ' (2013) 6 Revue de Droit du Travail 430

S Fredman and J. Fudge, 'The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations and Gender ' (2013) 7 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies (2013) 112 [...]

DOI: 10.1093/jrls/jlt019

The rigid divide between a standard employment contract and other work relations has always presented particular difficulties for women. There is a fundamental mismatch between the binary divide that is inscribed in law and many women’s experience, in which the boundaries between paid and unpaid work, between public and private, and between the labor market and socialsecurity are permeable and shifting. Freedland and Kountouris’s extraordinarily perceptive book, The Legal Construction of PersonalWork Relations, not only allows us to escape from this rigid legal typology, it sheds light on the complex interactions between the many different personal work relations and labour market statuses that women engage in throughout their lives, pointing the way to a system of legal entitlements which better reflects these realities.


ISBN: 2219-7117

J Prassl, '"All in it Together?" Labour Markets in Crisis' (2013) 1 Hungarian Labour Law Journal (forthcoming)

J Prassl, 'A Tale of (Un?)Intended Consequences: Das Vereinigte Königreich in der Krise' (2013) 48 Gesellschaft & Politik (forthcoming)

J Prassl, 'Die Suche nach dem Arbeitgeber im Englischen Recht' (2013) Europäische Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht 472

J Prassl, 'Employee Shareholder "Status"? Dismantling the Contract of Employment' (2013) 42 ILJ 307

J Prassl, 'Implementing the New Employee-Shareholder Status' (2013) SJ 9

J Prassl, 'The Notion of the Employer' (2013) 129 LQR 380

J Prassl, 'Third Time Lucky? The Proposed Employee-Shareholder Status' (2013) SJ 19

2012

A Bogg and K D Ewing, 'A Muted Voice at Work? Collective Bargaining in the Supreme Court of Canada' (2012) Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal (forthcoming)

A Bogg and T Novitz, 'Investigating "Voice" at Work' (2012) Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal (forthcoming)

A Bogg, 'Michael Sandel and Trade Union Rights' (2012) International Union Rights (forthcoming)

A Bogg, 'Sham Self-Employment in the Supreme Court' (2012) forthcoming Industrial Law Journal

A Bogg, 'The Death of Statutory Union Recognition in the United Kingdom' (2012) Journal of Industrial Relations (Australia) (forthcoming)

H Collins, 'Compensation for Dismissal: In Search of Principle ' (2012) 41 Industrial Law Journal 208

A C L Davies, 'Identifying ‘Exploitative Compromises’: The Role Of Labour Law In Resolving Disputes Between Workers' (2012) Current Legal Problems 269 [...]

In recent years, labour law has been going through a period of deep introspection. Some commentators have gone so far as to pronounce the subject dead. One reason for the crisis is the realisation that labour law has the potential to exacerbate divisions between different groups in the workforce: between the employed and the unemployed, between those with stable jobs and those with ‘atypical’ jobs, between local workers and migrant workers, and so on. The ‘interests of labour’ are not, in reality, a unified set of interests to be pitted against those of capital. Whilst other writers are beginning to explore this set of issues at the policy level, the aim of this essay is to consider how the law addresses conflicts between workers on particular occasions and in particular workplaces, and to begin the task of mapping out this relatively neglected dimension of the subject on a more practical level.


ISBN: 0070-1998

A C L Davies, 'Recent Developments in Labour Law in the United Kingdom' (2012) Europaische Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht

J Prassl, 'Industrial Action at British Airways: A Case Study' (2012) 11 Contemporary Issues in Law 113

2011

A Bogg, 'Good Faith in the Contract of Employment: A Case of the English Reserve?' (2011) 32 Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal 729 [...]

A theoretical analysis of the concept of good faith in the personal employment contract (approx 15,000 words)


ISBN: 1095-6654

2010

A Bogg, 'Bournemouth University v Buckland: Re-establishing Orthodoxy at the Expense of Coherence?' (2010) Industrial Law Journal 408

A C L Davies, 'The Implementation of the Directive on Temporary Agency Work in the UK: A Missed Opportunity' (2010) 1 European Labour Law Journal 303 [...]

An analysis of the UK's implementation of the Temporary Agency Work Directive.


ISBN: 2013-9525

A C L Davies, 'Trade Union Recognition and Collective Bargaining in English Law' (2010) Europäische Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht 37 [...]

Text of a lecture delivered at the Siebtes Göttinger Forum zum Arbeitsrecht, Georg-August- Universität Göttingen


2009

A Bogg, 'New Labour, Trade Unions, and the Liberal State' (2009) 20 King's Law Journal 403 [...]

An analysis of liberal theory and its application in the context of trade union legislation, using this as an intepretive framework for analysing post-1997 legislative developments in collective labour law (12,500 words)


ISBN: 0961-5768

A Bogg, 'Of Holidays, Work and Humanisation: A Missed Opportunity?' (2009) European Law Review [...]

An analysis of the humanisation principle in European working time regulation, and its specific regulatory effects (c 8,500 words)


A Bogg, 'The Mouse that Never Roared: Unfair Practices and Union Recognition' (2009) Industrial Law Journal [...]

A critical analysis of the CAC's jurisprudence dealing with the new unfair practice jurisdiction under the Schedule A1 recognition procedure (6,500 words)


A C L Davies, 'Implementation of the Agency Work Directive in the UK' (2009) Revue de Droit du Travail 743 [...]

Discussion of the government's initial proposals for the implementation of the Temporary Agency Work Directive.


A C L Davies, 'Judicial Self-Restraint in Labour Law' (2009) 38 Industrial Law Journal 278 [...]

An exploration of the concept of 'deference' in the public law literature as applied to labour law cases.


ISBN: 0305-9332

A C L Davies, 'Sensible Thinking About Sham Transactions: Protectacoat Firthglow Ltd v Szilagyi' (2009) 38 Industrial Law Journal 318 [...]

Analysis of the development of the definition of 'sham' in the Protectacoat case, comparing it to the lease/licence case-law.


2008

A C L Davies, 'Developments in English Labour/Employment Law 2004-2007' (2008) 2 Europaische Zeitschrift fur Arbeitsrecht 267

A C L Davies, 'One step forward, two steps back? The Viking and Laval cases in the ECJ' (2008) 37 Industrial Law Journal 126

2007

H Collins, 'Legal Responses to the Standard Form Contract of Employment' (2007) 36 Industrial Law Journal 2 [...]

DOI: 10.1093/indlaw/dwl037

Having suggested that the advent of standard form contracts of employment is a neglected aspect of employment law, an assessment is made of two of the main legal responses to the potential unfairness of terms, namely implied terms and the application of section 3 the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977. The Law Commission's proposed legislative reform is also examined. It is concluded that only by combining terms implied by the law with the statutory protection of reasonable expectations of employees will the law succeed in devising an adequate technique for rebalancing contracts of employment.


ISBN: 0305-9332

A C L Davies, 'The contract for intermittent employment' (2007) 36 Industrial Law Journal 102 [...]

DOI: 10.1093/indlaw/dwl043

Elaborates on Mark Freedland's work on the contract for intermittent employment in his book, The Personal Employment Contract.


ISBN: 0305-9332

2006

A Bogg, 'The right to paid annual leave in the Court of Justice: the eclipse of functionalism' (2006) 31 European LR 892 [...]

Analysis of ECJ decision in Robinson-Steele, incorporating broader analytical perspective on the ECJ's interpretive approach under Working Time Directive (approx 8000 words)


ISBN: 03075400

A C L Davies, 'Regno Unito - Lavori Occasionali e Continuita dell'Impiego: Riflessioni sul Caso Cornwall CC v Prater' (2006) Diritto delle Relazioni Industriali 1264 [...]

Casenote on Cornwall CC v Prater, in Italian!


A C L Davies, 'The Right to Strike Versus Freedom of Establishment in EC Law: The Battle Commences' (2006) 35 Industrial Law Journal 75 [...]

DOI: 10.1093/indlaw/dwj004

Commentary/extended casenote on Viking Line v ITF.


ISBN: 0305 9332

Books

2012

H Collins, Labour Law: Law in Context Series (Cambridge University Press 2012)

A C L Davies, EU Labour Law (Elgar (European Law Series) 2012) [...]

EU Labour Law is a concise, readable and thought-provoking introduction to the labour and employment law of the European Union. The book explores the subject’s major policy themes, examines the various procedures by which EU labour law is made, and analyses key topics such as worker migration, equality, working time and procedures for workers’ participation in employers’ decision-making. It sets the legal materials in their policy context and identifies the important issues which have shaped the development of EU labour law and are likely to determine its future, including the economic crisis and the debate about fundamental rights in the EU.


ISBN: 9781848449985

2010

H Collins, Employment Law (2nd, Oxford University Press 2010)

2009

A Bogg, The Democratic Aspects of Trade Union Recognition (Hart 2009)

A C L Davies, Perspectives on Labour Law (2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Law in Context Series 2009) [...]

An exploration of human rights and economics perspectives on labour law.


ISBN: 978-0-521-72234-6

2007

P Davies and M Freedland, Towards a Flexible Labour Market (OUP: Oxford Monographs on Labour Law 2007) [...]

Taking as its starting point the authors’ earlier work on Labour Legislation and Public Policy, this book provides a detailed account and critical analysis of British labour legislation and labour market regulation since the early 1990s. Referring back to the earlier history, and filling in the gaps in the early and mid-1990s, the work concentrates mainly on the legislation and policy measures in the employment sphere of the New Labour governments which have been in power since 1997, placing those developments in the context of the relevant aspects of European Community law. The work argues for an understanding of this body of legislation and regulatory activity as being directed towards the realisation of a flexible labour market, and shows how this objective has been pursued in three intersecting areas, those of regulating personal or individual employment relations, regulating collective representation, and promoting work. It explores the methods of regulation which have been used, developing a taxonomy of regulation and a notion of ‘light regulation’ to characterise some recent legislative interventions. It considers how far the administration of Prime Minister Tony Blair has fulfilled its promises or claims of ‘fairness at work’, ‘welfare to work’ and ‘success at work’. It is intended to be of interest to those concerned with the study of British and European labour or employment law, employee relations or human resource management, labour market economics, and contemporary politics.


ISBN: 978-0-19-921788-5

Chapters

2013

H Collins, 'The Contract of Employment in 3D' in D. Campbell, L. Mulcahy, S. Wheeler (eds), Changing Concepts of Contract: Essays in Honour of Ian Macneil (Palgrave MacMillan 2013)

A C L Davies, 'The 'Constitutionalisation' of Labour Law: Possibilities and Problems' in KS Ziegler and PM Huber (eds), Current Problems in the Protection of Human Rights: Perspectives from Germany and the UK (Hart 2013)

2012

A Bogg and T Novitz, 'Recognition in Respect of Bargaining in the United Kingdom: Collective Autonomy and Political Neutrality in Context' in B Creighton and A Forsyth (eds), Exploring Collective Bargaining (Routledge 2012)

H Collins, 'Social Dumping, Multi-level Governance and Private Law in Employment Relationships' in D. Leczykiewicz, S.Weatherill (eds), The Impact of EU law on Private Law Relationships (Hart Publishing 2012)

A C L Davies, 'The Court of Justice as a Labour Court' in C Barnard and M Gehring with I Solanke (eds), Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies (Hart 2012)

N Countouris, M Freedland and J Prassl, 'Social and Labour Law after the Financial Crisis: The UK' in S Laulom and E Mazuyer (eds), Le Droit Social des États Européens Après la Crise (Larcier 2012)

2011

H Collins, 'The Impossible Necessity of European Labour Law ' in S. Muller, S. Zouridis, M. Frishman and L. Kistemaker (eds), The Law of the Future and the Future of Law (Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher 2011) [...]

When the EC/EU was founded, it was believed that it would be unnecessary in the common market to regulate labour relations at the federal level, and also politically very difficult because each country had established a delicate legal balance between the interests of capital, labour, and government (the taxpayer). But this arrangement is probably no longer possible because of the free market in services and the growth of the service economy. Creating an EU labour law that balances the relative interests of the groups could present the EU with its greatest challenge so far, not just because it is politically controversial (both in the sense that the rules will be disputed and in the sense that many will dispute that the EU has a role at all), but also because it is doubtful that common rules would be suitable for the variety of capitalist institutional arrangements in the different countries, particularly the divergence between the corporatists arrangements of Germany and Scandinavia, on the one hand, and the more liberal market approach in the UK. But the EU would be well advised not to go down the route of the USA and its federal labour law for a number of reasons ? the uniform straightjacket has atrophied employment law, failed to adapt to a service economy, and also failed (as the recent health reform problems demonstrated) to join up labour market regulation with the development of a welfare system. So the EU needs to find some paradoxical solution which both achieves a uniform federal solution but at the same time is sensitive to local difference and capable of evolution. No easy task.


ISBN: 9788293081289

H Collins, 'Theories of Rights as Justifications for Labour Law' in G. Davidov and B. Langille (eds), The Idea of Labour Law (Oxford University Press 2011)

A C L Davies, 'Workers’ Human Rights in English Law' in Colin Fenwick and Tonia Novitz (eds), Legal Protection of Workers' Human Rights (Hart 2011)

2010

H Collins, 'Beyond the Third Way in Labour Law: Towards the Constitutionalization of Labour Law? ' in M. Kaino, M. Ishida, T. Uemura (eds), Comparative Law for Creative Law: Challenges for Immediate Actions ( 2010)

2005

A C L Davies, 'Should the EU have the power to set minimum standards for collective labour rights in the Member States?' in P. Alston (ed), Labour Rights as Human Rights (Oxford University Press 2005) [...]

This chapter in a volume of the Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law is based on a lecture series I gave at the European University Institute in Florence. It considers the EU's current role in the regulation of collective labour rights both internally and externally, and argues that the EU should have the power to set minimum standards for collective labour rights in the Member States.


ISBN: 0-19-928106-8

2004

M R Freedland and C Kilpatrick, 'The United Kingdom; how is EU governance transformative?' in Comparative Analysis of Employment Policy and the Regulation of Part-time Work in the European Union (Cambridge University Press 2004) [...]

The chapter on the United Kingdom in a volume of which the author is one of the editors,


ISBN: 0-521-84002-3

Case Notes

2013

J Prassl, 'Freedom of Contract as a General Principle of EU Law? Transfers of Undertakings and the Protection of Employer Rights in EU Labour Law (Case C-426/11 Alemo Herron v Parkwood Leisure)' (2013) 42 ILJ 434

2012

A C L Davies, 'Fixed-Term Employment in the European Schools: Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families v Fletcher; Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families' (2012) 2 European Labour Law Journal 182

2011

J Prassl, 'Interpreting Employment Protective Legislation: Gysda Cyf v Barrett' (2011) 40 ILJ 103

J Prassl, 'To Strike, To Serve? British Airways v Unite the Union (Nos 1&2)' (2011) 40 ILJ 82

2010

A Bogg, 'Sham self-employment in the Court of Appeal' (2010) 126 Law Quarterly Review 166 [...]

Analyses recent Court of Appeal developments on the concept of sham terms in personal employment contracts


2006

A C L Davies, 'Casual Workers and Continuity of Employment' (2006) 35 Industrial Law Journal 196 [...]

DOI: 10.1093/indlaw/dwl015

Casenote on Cornwall CC v Prater (CA)


ISBN: 0305 9332

Presentation/Conference contributions

2004

M R Freedland and PL Davies, 'The role of EU employment law and policy in the de-marginalisation of part-time work', paper presented at Cambridge University Press 63 [...]

An overview chapter in a volume of which the author is one of the editors, being a Comparative Analysis of Employment Policy and the Regulation of Part-time Work in the European Union.


ISBN: 0-521-84002-3

Working Papers
Reports

2013

J Prassl, 'Regulating Sub-Contracting Through a Functional Definition of the Employer' (NELP/AFL-CIO 2013)

2012

J Prassl, N Countouris and M Freedland, 'Implementing Employee-Owner Status' (IER 2012)

Courses

The courses we offer in this field are:

Undergraduate

FHS - Final Year (Phase III)

The degree is awarded on the basis of nine final examinations at the end of the three-year course (or four years in the case of Law with Law Studies in Europe) and (for students who began the course in October 2011 or later) an essay in Jurisprudence written over the summer vacation at the end of the second year. Note: the Jurisprudence exam at the end of the third year is correspondingly shorter. This phase of the Final Honour School includes the first and second term of the final year; the Final Examinations are taken in the third term of the final year.

Labour Law

Issues in labour law affect most people during their working lives. What rights does a worker have if he or she is dismissed? Is there a right to strike? What can the law do about discrimination? This is a rapidly changing field, particularly in the past decade, which has witnessed a transformation in labour law. Most major industrial disputes are now fought out in the courts rather than on the shop-floor, in stark contrast with the traditional view that strikes are best resolved by the parties themselves. Of growing importance is the impact of EU law on British labour law, particularly in the field of discrimination. Labour law will be of considerable interest to anyone who is concerned with the interaction between law, politics and society. All British governments in recent decades have regarded policies on labour law as central to their political programmes.

Labour Law is also useful in practice. Many young barristers acquire invaluable experience by appearing before employment tribunals; and most solicitors’ firms, whether in the City or elsewhere, require specialists in employment law. It remains truer than ever that “the law governing labour relations is one of the centrally important branches of the law - the legal basis on which the very large majority of people earn their living. No-one should be qualified as a lawyer - professionally or academically - who has not mastered its principles.” (Kahn-Freund).

The course covers the law concerning individual employment law (including discrimination law), as well as trade unions, industrial action and collective bargaining. The student is not expected to acquire a detailed knowledge of the whole of this relatively large and complex field, but to pick out the central themes, and integrate them into a wider social and theoretical context.

The main relevant statutes are supplied to examination candidates. It has normally been the case that candidates are not expected to have detailed knowledge of any legislation which has not received the Royal Assent by the beginning of the calendar year in which the examination takes place. Candidates will be required to answer four questions from a choice of twelve.

The subject is taught by means of a programme of lectures/seminars in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, and by college tutorials which are co-ordinated with them.

Diploma in Legal Studies

Labour Law

Issues in labour law affect most people during their working lives. What rights does a worker have if he or she is dismissed? Is there a right to strike? What can the law do about discrimination? This is a rapidly changing field, particularly in the past decade, which has witnessed a transformation in labour law. Most major industrial disputes are now fought out in the courts rather than on the shop-floor, in stark contrast with the traditional view that strikes are best resolved by the parties themselves. Of growing importance is the impact of EU law on British labour law, particularly in the field of discrimination. Labour law will be of considerable interest to anyone who is concerned with the interaction between law, politics and society. All British governments in recent decades have regarded policies on labour law as central to their political programmes.

Labour Law is also useful in practice. Many young barristers acquire invaluable experience by appearing before employment tribunals; and most solicitors’ firms, whether in the City or elsewhere, require specialists in employment law. It remains truer than ever that “the law governing labour relations is one of the centrally important branches of the law - the legal basis on which the very large majority of people earn their living. No-one should be qualified as a lawyer - professionally or academically - who has not mastered its principles.” (Kahn-Freund).

The course covers the law concerning individual employment law (including discrimination law), as well as trade unions, industrial action and collective bargaining. The student is not expected to acquire a detailed knowledge of the whole of this relatively large and complex field, but to pick out the central themes, and integrate them into a wider social and theoretical context.

The main relevant statutes are supplied to examination candidates. It has normally been the case that candidates are not expected to have detailed knowledge of any legislation which has not received the Royal Assent by the beginning of the calendar year in which the examination takes place. Candidates will be required to answer four questions from a choice of twelve.

The subject is taught by means of a programme of lectures/seminars in Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, and by college tutorials which are co-ordinated with them.

Postgraduate

BCL

Our taught postgraduate programme, designed to serve outstanding law students from common-law backgrounds

International and European Employment Law

This course has the aim of providing a general understanding of international labour or employment law. For this purpose, the course compares and contrasts international labour standards with those of the EU, particularly by examining the interaction between the international labour standards which have been developed and maintained by the International Labour Organisation and those of the EU's laws and policies.

Recent decades have witnessed a series of transformations of the aims of the European Union. The founding assumption in the Treaty of Rome that economic integration would naturally bring about social development has been abandoned. The Treaty of Amsterdam included a proper legal basis for EU employment law and strengthened and expanded EU equality law. The Treaty of Lisbon elevated the status of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, with its extensive social and labour rights content. Yet, the social dimension of the EU remains contested, and arguably subordinated, to policies designed to maximize the competitiveness and flexibility of the European labour market, in particular in order to create employment under the European Employment Strategy. Meanwhile, significant evolutions have also occurred in the policies and strategies of the ILO itself; and all these evolutions now have to respond to a growing sense of economic and social crisis which is both European and global.

This course aims to develop a critical perspective whereby students can assess these developments against the background of international labour rights and labour standards, including those of the International Labour Organisation and the Council of Europe (both ECHR and European Social Charter and Revised European Social Charter). It will begin with an examination of the development of the roles of the ILO and the EU in employment law from a historical, theoretical and institutional perspective, and proceed to focus on particular rights and issues, most notably, the right to collective bargaining and action and strike; the right to participate in enterprise governance; the right to job security and ‘fair and just working conditions’; and the right to equality in employment across various grounds, in particular sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation and religion. These rights will be studied in depth to illustrate the complex interplay between the EU and international norms, and between various forms and sources of protection.

The course does not presuppose that students should have taken an undergraduate labour law or EU law course. The course will be taught in a varied format, including six or more seminars in Michaelmas Term and six or more in Hilary Term. The teaching is coordinated by Dr Alan Bogg, and the course will this year be taught by him with Dr Cathryn Costello, Professor Anne Davies, Professor Mark Freedland and Professor Sandra Fredman. Other academics will also contribute from time to time in areas of their particular expertise. There will be tutorials to back up the seminars, each student receiving to up to four tutorials from a wide menu. These tutorials are offered throughout the academic year, in order to give practice in writing essays in this subject.

Any students who would like to discuss this course further are encouraged to contact one of the members of the teaching group.

MJur

Our taught postgraduate programme, designed to serve outstanding law students from civil law backgrounds.

International and European Employment Law

This course has the aim of providing a general understanding of international labour or employment law. For this purpose, the course compares and contrasts international labour standards with those of the EU, particularly by examining the interaction between the international labour standards which have been developed and maintained by the International Labour Organisation and those of the EU's laws and policies.

Recent decades have witnessed a series of transformations of the aims of the European Union. The founding assumption in the Treaty of Rome that economic integration would naturally bring about social development has been abandoned. The Treaty of Amsterdam included a proper legal basis for EU employment law and strengthened and expanded EU equality law. The Treaty of Lisbon elevated the status of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, with its extensive social and labour rights content. Yet, the social dimension of the EU remains contested, and arguably subordinated, to policies designed to maximize the competitiveness and flexibility of the European labour market, in particular in order to create employment under the European Employment Strategy. Meanwhile, significant evolutions have also occurred in the policies and strategies of the ILO itself; and all these evolutions now have to respond to a growing sense of economic and social crisis which is both European and global.

This course aims to develop a critical perspective whereby students can assess these developments against the background of international labour rights and labour standards, including those of the International Labour Organisation and the Council of Europe (both ECHR and European Social Charter and Revised European Social Charter). It will begin with an examination of the development of the roles of the ILO and the EU in employment law from a historical, theoretical and institutional perspective, and proceed to focus on particular rights and issues, most notably, the right to collective bargaining and action and strike; the right to participate in enterprise governance; the right to job security and ‘fair and just working conditions’; and the right to equality in employment across various grounds, in particular sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation and religion. These rights will be studied in depth to illustrate the complex interplay between the EU and international norms, and between various forms and sources of protection.

The course does not presuppose that students should have taken an undergraduate labour law or EU law course. The course will be taught in a varied format, including six or more seminars in Michaelmas Term and six or more in Hilary Term. The teaching is coordinated by Dr Alan Bogg, and the course will this year be taught by him with Dr Cathryn Costello, Professor Anne Davies, Professor Mark Freedland and Professor Sandra Fredman. Other academics will also contribute from time to time in areas of their particular expertise. There will be tutorials to back up the seminars, each student receiving to up to four tutorials from a wide menu. These tutorials are offered throughout the academic year, in order to give practice in writing essays in this subject.

Any students who would like to discuss this course further are encouraged to contact one of the members of the teaching group.


People

Labour/Employment Law teaching is organized by a Subject Group convened by:

Alan Bogg: Professor of Labour Law

in conjunction with:

Hugh Collins: Vinerian Professor
Cathryn Costello: Andrew W. Mellon University Lectureship in International Human Rights and Refugee Law
Anne Davies: Professor of Law and Public Policy
Sandra Fredman: Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the United States
Jeremias Prassl: Associate Professor of Law

assisted by:

Mimi Zou: DPhil Law student


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