Law and Society Program

Program Co-ordinator: Jonathan Lavery, PhD, (519) 756-8228, ext 5742, jlavery@wlu.ca

The Law and Society Honours BA and minor, and LY courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

The Law and Society program will allow students to explore the relationships between laws, courts, and other social institutions, such as economics, politics, family, health and technology, and morality. The program combines both theoretical and applied analyses of law and legal processes so that you will emerge with a deep understanding of the role of law in our day-to-day lives.

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LY Course Notes

The following LY courses are only available at the Brantford Campus.

 
Course Offerings
Course #TitleCredits
LY100 Introduction to Law and Society I 0.5
LY101 Introduction to Law and Society II 0.5
LY201 The Canadian Legal System I 0.5
LY202 The Canadian Legal System II 0.5
LY205 Criminal Law in Canada 0.5
LY206 Famous Trials 0.5
LY207 Law and Social Movements [1] 0.5
LY210 The Role of Harm in Canadian Law 0.5
LY212 Law and Culture 0.5
LY214 Feminist Socio-Legal Theories 0.5
LY216 Family and Law 0.5
LY232 Women, Rights, and Equality 0.5
LY250 Understanding Global Capitalism 0.5
LY300 Perspectives on Justice 0.5
LY304 International Law 0.5
LY306 Law and Society: International Perspectives 0.5
LY307 Ethics and Professionalization 0.5
LY308 Indigenous Forms of Justice 0.5
LY310 Law and Social Control 0.5
LY323 Rights in Canada: Rights, Freedoms and the Charter 0.5
LY332 Victims, Rights, & Social Justice 0.5
LY333 Law, Intellectual Property and Human Rights 0.5
LY334 Law and the Environment 0.5
LY335 Labour Law and Labour Rights 0.5
LY336 Immigration, Refugees and Human Rights [2] 0.5
LY380 Special Topics 0.5
LY385 Directed Studies 0.5
LY401 Sentencing Law 0.5
LY402 Jurisprudence 1.0
LY403 Alternative Dispute Resolution 0.5
LY404 Compassion, Justice and the Law 0.5
LY405 Poverty, Law, and Society 0.5
LY410 Advanced Socio-Legal Theory 0.5
LY411 Gender, Sexuality, and the Law 0.5
LY480 Advanced Special Topics 0.5
LY485 Advanced Directed Studies 0.5
 

Senate/Editorial Changes

  1. Senate Academic Planning Committee March 19, 2018: LY305 became LY207; effective September 1, 2018.  

  2. Senate Academic Planning Committee March 19, 2018: HR336/LY336 New course; effective September 1, 2018.