Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Law & Society

The Honours Law & Society program consists of 20.0 credits, of which no more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 9.0 senior credits within the Law & Society program.

Requirements: Students must complete all required courses (3.5 credits) plus a minimum of 6.0 optional credits from the Law & Society program, including at least 1.0 credit at the 300 or 400 level. All students in the program must complete the requirements for the Contemporary Studies(CT) program (minimum of 5.0 CT credits as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section).

Required Courses (3.5 Credits):
CC300 - Theories of Crime
CC400 - Advanced Criminological Theory
LY100 - Law and Society I: Are There Windows In Law Schools?
LY200 - Law and Society II: Are There Doors In Law Schools?
LY201 - The Canadian Legal System I
LY202 - The Canadian Legal System II
LY410 - Advanced Topics in Legal Theory

Additional Courses (minimum of 6.0 credits, including at least 1.0 credit at the 300 or 400 level):
In choosing from the following list of elective courses, students should be aware 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.
Any senior LY course in addition to the above required list and/or the non-LY elective courses listed:
CC200 - Youth Justice
CC201/CT201 - Criminology and Contemporary Issues
CC203/LY203 - Women, Law and Crime
CC204/LY204 - Aboriginal Peoples and the Law
CC301/CT301 - Law, Morality and Punishment
CC302/LY302 - Crime and the Justice System
CC402*/LY402* - Jurisprudence
CT253 - Ancients and Moderns
CT310 - Blending Economic Theory and Law: Money, Markets and Justice
HR323/LY323 - Rights in Canada: Rights, Freedoms and the Charter
HR328 - The United Nations in the 21st Century
JN204 - Journalism Law and Ethics
LY205 - Criminal Law in Canada
LY206 - Famous Trials
LY210 - The Role of Harm in Canadian Law: What’s Right, What’s Wrong and What Hurts
LY301 - Evidence and Procedure
LY304 - International Law
LY401 - Sentencing
LY403 - Alternative Dispute Resolution
OL250 - The Legal Context of Organizations
PO263 - Politics and Government in Canada
PP201 - Reasoning and Argumentation
PP213 - Legal Philosophy
PP223 - Contemporary Moral Issues

Additional Information

  1. In addition to the program requirements, students are encouraged to complete a selection of: CT122, GS101, PO110 and PO111 in Year 1.
  2. Refer to the University Undergraduate Regulations for progression and course regulations and the section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  3. Students completing the honours Law & Society program are excluded from completing the Honours BA Criminology program. Students may hold a minor in Criminology.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 25, 2011: Online Learning course requirement deleted; Eight courses added to Additional List; effective September 1, 2011.