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Exploring connections

Law in Society is an interdisciplinary program that examines the relationships between law, policy, justice, and social order.

The only program of its kind in the Maritimes

Our programs offer a unique opportunity to explore a diversity of topics and perspectives with the flexibility of tailoring the program towards your interests.

Law in Society is an interdepartmental and inter-faculty program involving the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Management and the following departments on the Fredericton campus:

Choose from courses in a wide range of disciplinary areas, including:

  • anthropology
  • business administration
  • classics and ancient history
  • gender and women’s studies
  • political science
  • sociology

Selected courses from the Saint John campus departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Business Administration, may be counted for credit.

The Law in Society program is superb preparation for graduate study in traditional disciplines, and for professional studies including law, public administration, policing, social work, and business.

Potential career paths

  • legislative assistant
  • social development manager
  • policy advisor
  • social worker (requires further education)
  • lawyer (requires further education)
  • researcher in advocacy or non-governmental organizations