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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
August 30, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
 

Law is more than rules in books.

It is more than courts and judges.

It is more than the sum of its parts.

Law touches us in virtually every aspect of our lives. It is in our homes and workplaces. It is on our roads and in our shopping centres. It is in your body and mind. It is in your television set and in your classroom.

Law is as much a part of our natural environment as the soil and wind. It is as much a part of war as the bombs themselves. It is as much a part of poverty and discrimination as the banks and stereotypes.

Law influences our views of what is right and wrong, and it shapes our expectations of ourselves, each other, our society, our world. Law is the balloon into which we breathe imagined possibilities, and within which we live our lives. It is the invisible lens that colours our interpretation of experience.

This is how you will approach law in our Law and Society program. Yes, you will learn about the rules themselves, but that's only the starting point. There is so much more to law....there is society!

In the Laurier Brantford Law and Society program you will focus on understanding the connections between laws themselves and the forces that shape the law from outside the legal system. There are no issues or interests that you couldn't explore in a Law and Society program, because law is everywhere. Studying law in our Law and Society program will provide you with an understanding of what it is that law actually does or does not do, and more importantly, what it can and cannot do. This broad understanding of the legal system will prepare you for any path in life that intersects with law.