LLM Specialisms 2012/13
[please note: links below are to the 2011/12 course
guides; they will be updated when new guides are made available during the
LSE was the first British
university to teach labour law or employment law, commencing about a century
ago. Under the distinguished leadership of previous professors, Sir Otto
Kahn-Freund and Lord Wedderburn, the subject has always been taught in an
interdisciplinary and contextual way involving collaboration with the
Department of Industrial Relations. Teachers include individuals who have
written the standard textbooks in the area and have contributed
significantly to the development of labour law in the public sector
(including at European level). Although the principal illustrations of legal
regulation are drawn from UK and European Union law, all the courses contain
substantial comparisons of regulatory techniques and objectives drawn from
jurisdictions around the world and from international law. Students may
choose from a wide range of options, offering interdisciplinary,
theoretically informed and relevant insights into the field.
Employment Law (H)
regulation of the content
and the form of the employment relation. The contract of employment,
including express and implied terms and the scope of employment law.
Regulation of minimum wage and working time. Discipline and protection from
dismissal and termination of employment. Business reorganisation, insolvency
and employment rights, and economic dismissals. The approach involves
theoretical perspectives, economic analysis, comparative law of employment,
and examination of relevant European law.
European and UK Human Rights Law (LL4B6):
a review of the theory
and practice of the European Convention on Human Rights together with (in
the second and thirds terms) a study of the UK Human Rights Act, set in its
political and comparative as well as legal context.. (This course is also
available as two half units LL468 and LL469)
Rights Law (H) (LL469):
provides a detailed study of the UK Human Rights Act together with an
assessment of the political context in which the Act operates. It also has
a comparative dimension, assessing the Act by reference to other rights'
Human Rights in the Workplace (H) (LL4H9):
the sources and
application of human rights in the workplace, including international and
European laws and conventions. Civil liberties of employees. Social and
economic rights of workers. Protection from discrimination in the labour
market and employment. As well as detailed examination of legal materials,
the approach involves discussion of theories of human rights and comparisons
between legal systems.
of Employment Relations (H) (ID432):
the course aims to provide an introduction to the comparative analysis of
employment relations and human resource management at national, firm and
workplace level throughout the world.