Law in Society

Mailing Address: Law in Society Program
c/o Department of Sociology,
University of New Brunswick,
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
Canada E3B 5A3 
Phone (506) 453-4849
Email: socio@unb.ca
Website http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/dp/lawinsociety/
http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/idp/lawinsociety/ 

 

Faculty

Co-ordinator/Advisor: Dr. Dale Ballucci (Soci) BA (Guelph), MA (Wind), PhD (Alta)

Consulting Committee

  • Dr. Daniel Ahern (Phil) BA (STU), MA (UNB), PhD (McM)
  • Dr. David Bedford (Pols) BA (C’dia), MA, PhD (York)
  • Professor Dorothy Duplessis (Admin) BComm, LLB, MBA (Dal), LLM (Lond)
  • Dr. William Kerr (Clas) BA (Tor), BA (Oxon), MA, PhD (Prin)
  • Dr. Linda Neilson (Soc) BA, LLB (UNB), PhD-Law (Lond)
  • Dr. Ted McDonald, (Econ) BA (St. F.X.), MCom, PhD (Melbourne)

General Information

Law in Society is an interdepartmental and inter-faculty program involving the Faculties of Administration and of Law, the Muriel McQueen Ferguson Centre for Family Violence Research and, in the Faculty of Arts, the departments of Anthropology, Classics and Ancient History, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Based on the premise that law and the character and quality of society are interrelated, the program offers a critical academic examination of the role of law in society and of society in law. Students will study these issues from at least three disciplinary perspectives and may include in their studies examinations of the philosophic, historic, economic, political, and social foundations of law. All of the courses explore one common theme: the connections between law and the social order.

Eligibility

Admission to the Law in Society program is open to students who have successfully completed sixty credit hours toward a degree in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Business Administration. Students must obtain the approval of the department (Arts) or faculty (Administration) in which they major and then apply through the Department of Sociology for admission to the Law in Society program. Students should apply during the registration period or immediately thereafter. With permission of the Co-ordinator, students may count for credit in a LWSO Program courses taken before they enter the program. A grade of C or better is required for credit in the Law in Society program. Although not a requirement, students are encouraged to complete PHIL 1101 Critical Thinking before entry into the program.

Programs of Study

Double Major

The Law in Society Double Major consists of 30ch chosen from core and elective courses, as listed below. Of these, 12ch shall be chosen from at least 3 disciplines among the core courses. Additional core courses may be counted as electives. At least 24ch shall be upper level courses (3000 level or above). A grade of C or better is required for credit in the Law in Society program.

Joint Honours

Students intending to complete a Joint Honours must apply in writing through the Department of Sociology for admission. Normally, students wishing to complete a joint honours will apply before the start of their 3rd year and have a GPA of at least 3.3 or B+. A Joint Honours consists of 36ch including completion of the requirements for a Double Major and completion of LWSO 5001 .

Minor

The Law in Society Minor consists of 24ch chosen from core and elective courses as listed below. Of these, 12ch shall be chosen from at least 3 disciplines among the core courses. At least 18ch shall be upper level courses (3000 level or above). A grade of C or better is required for credit in the Law in Society program.

Core and Elective Courses

Program Courses Core Courses Elective Courses
LWSO 5001 Honours in Law in Society (3 ch) ANTH 3284 Legal Anthropology (3 ch) ADM 3124 Aboriginal Business Law (3 ch)
ADM 3123 Business Law I (3 ch)
(UNBSJ: BA 2703) 
ADM 4125 Business Law II (3 ch )
CLAS 3923 Roman Law (3 ch) ECON 5835 Industrial Organization: Policy (3 ch)
ECON 3845 Introduction to Law and Economics (3 ch) ECON 5855 Family and Criminal Legal Systems (3 ch)
LWSO 4003 Law and Society (3 ch) FVI 3005 Family and Criminal Legal Systems (3 ch)
PHIL 2204 Introduction to Contemporary Issues in the Philosophy of Law (3 ch) HIST 3374 Native People and the State: From the Indian Act to Royal Commission on Aboriginal People (3 ch ) 
PHIL 2205 Rights Individuals and Communities* (3 ch) HIST 3817 History of Peacekeeping (3 ch)
PHIL 3331 Michel Foucalt's Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (3 ch) HIST 4001 Heretics and Witches in Europe, 1350-1650 (3 ch)
POLS 3251 Canadian Federalism (3 ch) HIST 4351 New Brunswick, 1784-1860 (3 ch)
POLS 3257 Law and Politics in Canada (3 ch) HIST 4352 New Brunswick, 1860 to the Present (3 ch)
POLS/ECON 3633 International Public Law (3 ch) HIST 4851 Law and War (3 ch)
PSYC 3263 Psychology of Criminal Behaviour (3 ch)
(UNBSJ ONLY) 
HIST 5312 Native Peoples and Canadian and American Policy, 1824-1982 (3 ch)
SOCI 2613 Delinquency (3 ch) PHIL 3302 Later Greek Philosophy (3 ch)
SOCI 3603 Criminology (3 ch)
(UNBSJ: SOCI 3610) 
PHIL 3202 Philosophical Foundations of Feminism (3 ch) 
SOCI 3613 Theories and Perspectives in Criminology (3 ch)
(UNBSJ: SOCI 3610) 
PHIL 3231-32 Philosophy of Law Seminar (3 ch)
SOCI 3636 Restorative Justice (3 ch) POLS 3292 Self-Government and Aboriginal Community (3 ch)
SOCI 4336 Families, Law and Social Policy (3 ch) POLS 3343 The European Union in Transition (3 ch)
SOCI 4355 Sociology of Law (3 ch)
(UNBSJ: SOCI 4613) 
POLS 3633 International Public Law (3 ch)
PSYC 3343 The Psychology of Crime (3 ch)
PSYC 3743 Drugs and Behaviour (3 ch)
(UNBSJ: PSYC 2752)
(UNBF: formerly PSYC 3023)  
PSYC 3633 Motivation (3 ch)
SOCI 2603 Sociology of Deviance (3 ch)
(UNBSJ: SOCI 2603) 
SOCI 3623 White Collar Crime (3 ch)
SOCI 3634 Violence Against Women (3 ch)
SOCI 3635 Conflict Resolution (3 ch)
SOCI 3900 Sociology of Policing (3 ch)
(UNBSJ Only) 
SOCI 4313 Violence Against Women (3 ch)
SOCI 4337 Legal Responses to Family Violence (3 ch)
SOCI 4603 Penology and Corrections (3 ch)
(UNBSJ Only) 
SOCI 4610 Crime and Social Control (6 ch)
WLCS/GER 3054 Crimes and Misdemeanors (3 ch)