The Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law was established in 1994. Its broad aims are to consolidate the teaching of, and research into, labour and employment law at the University of Melbourne, to contribute to the development of labour and employment law teaching and research throughout Australia, and to engage with labour and employment law scholars throughout the world.
CELRL Members are engaged in research in diverse aspects of the broad field of employment and labour law and labour market regulation. Areas of particular interest and expertise include the regulation of individual work relationships, discrimination and inequality in employment and the labour market, the regulation of occupational health and safety, collective labour relations and bargaining, the functions of trade unions and alternative forms of worker representation, corporate governance and labour, enforcement of minimum employment standards, international labour rights and standards, temporary migrant worker rights and unemployment law, labour market policy, and comparative labour and employment law.
- Current Research Projects
Learn about CELRL's current research projects, on topics such as labour regulation In East Asia, employee happiness, temporary migrant labour in Australia, and unfair dismissal.Read more
- Past Research Projects
CELRL's past research projects include research on areas such as private profits from prison labour, harassment, sham contracting in the building and construciton industry, and work/family conflict.Read more
See CELRL's research publications here, including Working Papers, Student Working Papers, and information about the Australian Journal of Labour Law.Read more
Members of the Centre teach a number of undergraduate subjects and graduate programs in labour and employment law in the Law School. In addition, the Centre has a sizeable cohort of research students under the supervision of Centre members.
- The Melbourne JD
The Melbourne JD (Juris Doctor) is a fully graduate law degree and the only degree offered by Melbourne Law School that leads to admission to legal practice.View
- Melbourne Law Masters
The Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law plays a leading role in the Asia Pacific region in the provision of graduate legal education in Australian, international and comparative labour relations law.View
- Undergraduate Teaching
Learn about breadth subjects in this area.View
- Graduate Research Supervision
The Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law and its members are active in encouraging and supervising the work of students working towards a research higher degree.View
Past Event Recordings
If you missed one of the thought-provoking speakers at Melbourne Law School, you may still catch their presentation online.