Master of Industrial Relations/Juris Doctor Combined Degree Program (MIR/JD)   The Master of Industrial Relations/Juris Doctor combined degree program is offered with the Queen’s Faculty of Law and the Queen's MIR program, in response to the profession's strong demand for graduates with expertise in employment and labour law. Students complete an MIR degree with prescribed law electives in the first year and a JD degree in the latter three (3) years. Students in the combined program who complete the certificate program at the International Study Centre may complete the combined program in three (3) years.

Master of IR-JD

Candidates must meet the admission requirements for both programs including writing the LSAT for law. A maximum of five (5) candidates will be admitted each year. Those wishing to apply for the MIR/JD combined degree program should complete the application forms for both the MIR and JD programs simultaneously. Acceptance into both the MIR program and the JD program is a prerequisite to admission into the MIR/JD combined degree program. For further information students should contact the admissions committee of the MIR program and the Faculty of Law.

Students enrolled in this program are subject to the regulations and policies of both the Faculty of Law and the MIR program.

For questions regarding the MIR admissions process please contact:

Anne-Marie Bergman
Program Administrator
Master of Industrial Relations
Queen's University
138 Union St./Robert Sutherland Hall, Rm 237
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Tel: 613-533-6000 X77319

Meet our Students

Benjamin Turner

Benjamin Turner

Masters of Industrial Relations FT

Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) Candidate 2017 at Queen's University

I am a bilingual Master of Industrial Relations candidate who is specifically interested in recruitment and talent acquisition. I believe that an organization's most valuable asset is its human capital. This value is realized when effective testing and selection methods are utilized in the recruitment process. My human capital approach to human resource management is aimed at acquiring new talents who are not only exceptional candidates but also are the most suited individuals to an organization. This results in both high employee retention and a boost in organizational productivity. Further, human capital management is reactive to the modern business complexity's trends, gaps and changes. Therefore, as a human resource professional I will act as an organization's sensor in order to allow the organization to continue to progress without interruption.

My capacity in talent acquisition and recruitment lies in my ability to super-connect. Super connectors are individuals who build close relationships with diverse people very quickly. As a super connector I can match people with opportunities and, in doing so, leave my connections with a positive opinion of myself and my own abilities. Moreover, I always strive to stay '​in the know'​. This way I know what each of my connections is capable of, who is in their network, and what my connections need or are looking for. This allows me to instantaneously connect people based on needs and abilities, while increasing their own value.



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