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. 

In memory of George Floyd, the Labour Law Research Network steering committee affirms our commitment to active anti-racism. We will continue in our research endeavours to challenge systematic oppression and violence against black communities, ethnic minorities, indigenous peoples and other persons of colour, whether in the US or elsewhere. We also affirm the rights of all persons to protest, and the importance of journalists being able to report on any protests, without fear, brutality and intimidation. We believe this to be vital to justice everywhere. As an academic community, we remain open and willing to learn how best to expose and address these ongoing issues, and will be listening to your voices in the months and years ahead. 


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. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the LLRN has organised a series of summer webinars (June - July 2020). In addition to our conference and online seminars, 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 periodical update that we send to our Mailing List. You can request access to the Facebook Group called Labour Law Research Network by clicking here.

LLRN Conferences



The fifth LLRN conference was held online on June 27-29, 2021, hosted by the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, and co-organised in conjunction with the University of Lodz. An in-person conference is planned for 2023 in Warsaw. 

The online conference celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN). Over the last 10 years, LLRN institutional members have made tremendous contributions in research, teaching, and practice, resulting in enhancing understanding of current thinking in labour law.

LLRN 5 provided, once again, an invaluable opportunity to instil and consolidate the idea of a ‘boundaryless’ scientific cooperation and exchange among leading labour law scholars from all around the globe, in particular on issues such as labour law norms and institutions, new synergies, values and methodologies of contemporary labour law.

See the 2021 Conference website at: https://llrn5poland.uni.lodz.pl/


Previously -


The 4th LLRN Conference was held at the Faculty of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso on June 23-25, 2019.  For more information see also the Conference website. 

The 3rd LLRN Conference was held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto on 25-27 June 2017. See Conference program and Click here to access the Conference website.

The 2nd LLRN was held on June 25-27, 2015 in Amsterdam, organised by the Hugo Sinzheimer Institute. See Conference website and Conference Programme.

The inaugural LLRN conference was held in Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra University, on June 13-15, 2013. See the website for details and here for the programme.