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Legal literacy for today’s world

Broaden your understanding of issues in governance, crime and social justice with the Minor in Law and Society. Take an interdisciplinary approach to law that draws from political science, anthropology, sociology, history, First Peoples studies, religion and more. Study law not as a set of rules, but as an important discourse within society — in Quebec, in Canada and globally.


The minor may take two or more years.

No. You must combine the minor with a major, specialization or honours program at the university. E.g., Major in History with a minor in Law and Society.

No, the minor is neither a pre-law program nor professional training. It is an academic program for those interested in learning how law works within societies. In order to find out what the requirements are for law school, you should contact the school where you intend to apply and ask about the GPA qualifications for admission, whether the LSAT is required, etc.

Yes. If you decide that you want to declare the minor after you have applied to Concordia, you can still transfer into the program.

Yes. There are many associations to help you through your time at Concordia, including the Law and Society Student Association and Concordia’s Moot Law Society.

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Jurist-in-Residence Program

The Jurist-in-Residence program demystifies the law by connecting the Concordia community and the public at large to some of the brightest minds in Canadian law through its event series and mentorship program. As a Law and Society student, you will have the opportunity to participate in special initiatives offered through the Jurist-in-Residence program.


Program Director

Dr. Eric Reiter
514-848-2424, ext. 2412

Enrolment Coordinator

Alycia Manning
514-848-2424, ext. 5049

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