Career Paths

Law & Society students often go on to law-related careers (lawyers, court and tribunal workers, criminal justice, law clerks or paralegals) as well careers in journalism, government, policy research and academia. Our interdisciplinary program prepares students for a wide variety of career paths with a particular focus on the development of excellent research and communication skills.

You may meet with the Program Coordinator or any Faculty Member in the Law & Society program to discuss your possible career paths.

Career Resources

The Law & Society Student Association

The Law & Society Student Association

  • The Student Association plan a career day for Law & Society majors.
  • Email:
  • Office: 003 McLaughlin College

Career Centre

The Career Centre

Wondering what to do when you graduate?

The Career Centre offers programs and services designed to help you understand the new career paradigm as well as to help you build confidence and develop a strong set of career self-management skills.

Suite 202, McLaughlin College
Telephone: 416-736-5351

Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies

Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies


Professor Soren Frederiksen
Graduate Program Director, Socio-Legal Studies
S733 Ross Bldg.
416-736-2100 ext. 20507

Joanne Blake
Graduate Program Assistant
S733 Ross Bldg.
416-736-2100 x22689

Law School

Law School

The Law & Society program is housed the Department of Social Science in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, not in the law school. Applicants seeking admission to law school should verify the admission requirements of each law school under consideration to ensure any and all requirements are met. Specific admission requirements for admission to law school are set by each school and usually include an undergraduate degree in any subject, a very good overall GPA (usually B or higher), and an appropriate score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

Please note that the Law & Society program is not a "pre-law" program. There are no pre-law undergraduate programs in Canada, and thus there are no specific courses required for admission to Canadian law schools.

Student Services
Osgoode Hall Law School
Osgoode Hall Law School, Room: 131
Telephone: (416) 736-2100 x 22366

Seneca College Diploma Programs

Seneca College Diploma Programs

The Law & Society Program has an articulation agreement with Seneca College that enables graduates of our program to receive advanced standing in the Seneca Programs in Court and Tribunal Administration and the Legal Assistant Program:
Court and Tribunal Administration

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology offers graduates of York's honours program in Law & Society advanced standing so that they can complete the Court and Tribunal Administration Program in one year or two semesters instead of the three semesters that are usually required. In order to be eligible for this program.
Legal Assistant Program

Seneca also offers advanced standing to graduates of the Law & Society program so that they can complete the Legal Assistant Program in one year, or two semesters, instead of the three semesters that are usually required. For further information please contact Seneca College (see above)

Students from Seneca who are applying for advanced standing to York University on the basis of their SenecaCollege diploma in Court and Tribunal Administration or the Legal Assistant Program will be expected to satisfy the usual admission requirements for the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies as specified in the undergraduate calendar.

For information about the Seneca programs contact:

Seneca College
1750 Finch Avenue East,
Toronto, M2J 2X5,
416-491-5050, ext. 2745.