Law and Society students often pursue law-related careers (such as lawyers, law clerks or paralegals), as well as careers in government, research, and advocacy organizations.
Some career paths include:
- Social worker
- Human rights advocate
- Human resource specialist
- Non-profit organization worker
- Policy research and/or advisor
- Community outreach
- Community researcher
- Court and tribunal worker
- Graduate school/Academia
You may meet with a Career Development Centre staff member or any faculty member in the Law and Society program to discuss your possible career paths.
Law Degree (University of Sussex, UK) and Arts Degree (Laurier)
New for 2016, students can earn an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Laurier and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Sussex (UK) in six years.
In this program, you'll complete your first two years in Law and Society. After three years of studying abroad in the UK and completing an LLB, you'll return for one final year at Laurier to complete your BA. The final year at Laurier will provide you with an enriched program that will position you to successfully write the national accreditation exams leading to legal practice in Canada, or begin a rewarding career in a number of other law-related fields.
Canadian Law Schools
Applicants seeking admission to law school should verify the admission requirements of each law school under consideration to ensure any and all requirements are met. Specific admission requirements for admission to law school are set by each school and usually include an undergraduate degree in any subject, a very good overall GPA (usually B or higher), and an appropriate score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
Please note that the Law and Society program is not a "pre-law" program. There are no pre-law undergraduate programs in Canada, and thus there are no specific courses required for admission to Canadian law schools.
- Socio-Legal Studies – York University
- Legal Studies – Carleton University
- Criminology and Sociolegal Studies – University of Toronto
- Socio-Legal Research – University of Oxford
- Sociology of Law – Oñati Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain
- Criminology, Law and Society – George Mason University
- Law and Society – City University of New York