Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2014/2015
Canadian Excellence

Legal Studies Option

The Legal Studies Option consists of 4.0 credits (2.0 required and 2.0 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.

  • At least 2.0 of the required 4.0 credits in the option must be completed at Wilfrid Laurier University. For Political Science majors, the elective courses must be outside the major.
  • Completion of the Option requirements will result in a "Legal Studies Option" designation on student transcripts and degree. The Option is open to all honours students.

Required Core Courses (2.0 credits)

  1. PO210
  2. PO333 or PO371; and
  3. two of PO212, PO333 (if not taken to fulfill the previous requirement), PO350, and PO371 (if not taken to fulfill the previous requirement).

Elective Courses (2.0 credits)
Four electives (2.0 credits) from among the following courses:
AN333/SY333 - Human Rights I: Canadian Responsibility
BU231 - Business Law
BU451 - The Legal Environment of Business in Canada
BU464 - Labour Relations
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
PP213 - Legal Philosophy
PP217 - Medical Ethics
PP247 - Business Ethics
WS306 - Women and Social Justice

In addition, when choosing elective courses, note that some of these courses have prerequisites. Although these prerequisites may be waived by the program or department administering the course, it is the responsibility of the student to make such arrangements.

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 15, 2014: Program changes; effective September 1, 2014.