Law In Society

Law in Society program description.

NOTE: See the beginning of Section H for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

LWSO2003Law and Society3ch

Introduction to the Canadian legal system and the role of law in organizing social relations and structure. The course surveys the foundation, forms and functions of legal institution, the law-making process, and actors in the legal system. Theoretical perspectives on the role of law in society are introduced through discussion of contemporary issues. Exclusion: Students who have taken LWSO 4003 before September 2018 will not receive credit for LWSO 2003.

LWSO4003Seminar in Law and Society3 ch

This seminar engages in an advanced in-depth analysis of contemporary topics in the field of socio-legal studies. The focus of the course will vary from year to year.

PrerequisiteLWSO 2003.
LWSO5000Honours Thesis in Law and Society6ch [W]

Directed reading and research leading to an Honours thesis on a topic in Law and Society. Students will consult with the Coordinator in finding a suitable topic and thesis supervisor. Limited to students admitted to the LWSO Joint Honours program.

Prerequisite: LWSO 2003.

Pre/co-requisite: LWSO 4003.