The Law & Society program is an undergraduate, interdisciplinary
Honours program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
that examines law in its broader social and cultural context. It is
one of the oldest and largest such legal studies programs in North America with an over 30-year history and approximately 1,000 Majors. Our faculty brings a range of interdisciplinary expertise and training
to the classroom and draw from fields as diverse as anthropology, history, philosophy, law, sociology, criminology and political science.
The goals of the Law & Society program are to promote the intellectual
importance of the study of Law & Society, and law in society; to
provide a framework within which students may explore different
approaches to law using interdisciplinary approaches as well as international and comparative perspectives; to equip students with critical skills for socio-legal study and research; and to sharpen a
view of law as implicated in the everyday life of students. The program must be seen within the context of a liberal arts undergraduate education. It is designed for interested undergraduate students, whatever their future career orientation.
News & Events
Drop In Advising
- Please bring your completed check list to your advising appointment and a list of your completed courses. Click here for check lists.
- Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Academic Advising Centre York University
- Ask a Faculty Expert
- 2012-2013 Law & Society Calendar
Course offerings are subject to change. Please confirm on the York University website.
- Summer 2013 Course Offerings: Click here
- General Education Courses
- List of approved General Education courses: Click here
Changing Your Program?
- Please apply on-line starting March 15, 2013 until May 15, 2013. Click here
- Spaces are limited and spots will be competitive and based upon GPA's.
- For assistance in selecting another major for this year, please set up an advising appointment with Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Academic Advising Centre York University