Law & Society


The Law & Society program is an undergraduate, interdisciplinary Honours program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies that examines law in its broader social and cultural context. It is one of the oldest and largest such legal studies programs in North America with an over 30-year history and approximately 1,000 Majors. Our faculty brings a range of interdisciplinary expertise and training to the classroom and draw from fields as diverse as anthropology, history, philosophy, law, sociology, criminology and political science.

The goals of the Law & Society program are to promote the intellectual importance of the study of Law & Society, and law in society; to provide a framework within which students may explore different approaches to law using interdisciplinary approaches as well as international and comparative perspectives; to equip students with critical skills for socio-legal study and research; and to sharpen a view of law as implicated in the everyday life of students. The program must be seen within the context of a liberal arts undergraduate education. It is designed for interested undergraduate students, whatever their future career orientation.