Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2014/2015
Canadian Excellence

Law & Society Program

Program Co-ordinator: Andrew Robinson, PhD, (519) 756-8228, ext 5743, arobinson@wlu.ca

The Law & Society Honours BA and minor, and LY courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

The Law and Society program will allow students to explore the relationships between laws, courts, and other social institutions, such as economics, politics, family, health and technology, and morality. The program combines both theoretical and applied analyses of law and legal processes so that you will emerge with a deep understanding of the role of law in our day-to-day lives.
Department Information on this page
LY Course Notes

The following LY courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

Course Offerings
Course # Title Credits
LY100 Introduction to Law & Society I 0.5
LY101 Introduction to Law and Society II 0.5
LY201 The Canadian Legal System I 0.5
LY202 The Canadian Legal System II 0.5
LY205 Criminal Law in Canada [1] 0.5
LY206 Famous Trials [2] 0.5
LY210 The Role of Harm in Canadian Law [3] 0.5
LY212 Law and Culture 0.5
LY214 Feminist Socio-Legal Theories 0.5
LY216 Family, Society, and Law 0.5
LY232 Women, Rights, and Equality [4] 0.5
LY301 Evidence and Procedure 0.5
LY304 International Law 0.5
LY305 Law and Social Movements 0.5
LY306 Law and Society: International Perspectives 0.5
LY307 Ethics and Professionalization 0.5
LY308 Indigenous Forms of Justice [5] 0.5
LY323 Rights in Canada: Rights, Freedoms and the Charter 0.5
LY332 Victims, Rights, & Social Justice [6] 0.5
LY380 Special Topics 0.5
LY385 Directed Studies 0.5
LY401 Sentencing [7] 0.5
LY402 Jurisprudence [8] 1.0
LY403 Alternative Dispute Resolution [9] 0.5
LY405 Poverty, Law, and Society [10] 0.5
LY410 Advanced Topics in Legal Theory 0.5
LY411 Gender, Sexuality, and the Law [11] 0.5
LY480 Advanced Special Topics 0.5
LY485 Advanced Directed Studies 0.5

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: LY205 Prerequisite changed; effective September 1, 2014.

  2. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: LY206 Prerequisite changed; effective September 1, 2014.

  3. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: LY210 Title changed; effective September 1, 2014.

  4. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: LY232 Cross-listed with HR232; effective September 1, 2014.

  5. Senate Revision May 28, 2014: LY308/ID308 New course; effective September 1, 2014.

  6. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: LY332 Cross-listed with HR332; effective September 1, 2014.

  7. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: LY401 Prerequisite changed; effective September 1, 2014.

  8. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: LY402 Prerequisite changed; effective September 1, 2014.

  9. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: LY403 Prerequisite changed; effective September 1, 2014.

  10. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: LY405 Prerequisite changed; effective September 1, 2014.

  11. Senate Revision March 3, 2014: LY411 Prerequisite changed; effective September 1, 2014.