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Law and Society (BA)

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Law and Society (BA)


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Examine what the law says and what the law does – and learn the difference between the two.

Our Law and Society program applies a critical approach to revealing the underlying relationship between law and society by using social factors that have a daily effect on people's lives.


Program Highlights

  • Our campus is conveniently located near Brantford’s court and legal centres, which provide many opportunities for learning outside the classroom.
  • This program is committed to teaching the technical aspects of the law and how the law functions and the way it is influenced.
  • You can also apply for the Bachelor of Laws (University of Sussex, UK) and Bachelor of Arts (Laurier) program, where you earn an honours Arts degree from Laurier and a law degree from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom in six years.
  • Laurier is one of only a handful of universities to offer a Law and Society program, and you can also take courses in related disciplines like Criminology, Psychology and Human Rights and Human Diversity.

Sample Courses

  • Law and Social Control
  • The Canadian Legal System I
  • Criminal Law in Canada
  • Famous Trials
  • International Law
  • Law and Culture
  • Poverty, Law, and Society
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Law
  • Law and the Environment
  • Perspectives on Justice

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

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Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Criminology Minor
  • Social and Environmental Justice Minor
  • Human Rights and Human Diversity Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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