Legal Studies Option
The Legal Studies Option consists of 4.0 credits (2.5 required and 1.5 elective). Honours program students with a minimum overall GPA of 7.0 at the end of Years 1, 2 or 3 are eligible to apply for the Legal Studies Option.
A cumulative GPA of 7.00 in the courses specific to the Legal Studies Option is required to graduate. The option is not available to Honours Political Science students, who can instead apply for the Legal Studies Specialization in combination with their Political Science Honours BA.
- At least 3.0 of the required 4.0 credits in the option must be completed at Wilfrid Laurier University.
- Completion of the option requirements will result in a "Legal Studies Option" designation on the student transcript. The option is open to all honours students.
Required Core Legal Studies Courses (2.5 credits)
- 2.0 credits from: PO209, PO212, PO331, PO333, PO350, PO371, PO380, PO389 (refer to Note 1 below).
Note: More than one PO389 (Special Topics) course may be used to fulfil this requirement; consult the department.
Elective Courses (1.5 credits)
3 courses from among the following:
EN330 - Human Rights in Contemporary Cultural Forms
- Global Studies
GS411 - Global Justice
HI219 - History of English Law to 1714
HI253 - Race, Rights and the Law in Early United States History
HI255 - Crime and Justice in Antiquity
HI318 - Crime, Sex, and Scandal in 19th Century Britain
HI375 - Seeking Justice: The Family and Law in Canada, 1867-1969
HI390 - Family Law in Greece and Rome
- Political Science
PO301 - Drugs, Guns and Trucks: Commerce and Contraband Across North America
- Women and Gender Studies
WS306 - Women and Social Justice