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The Law and Society Minor Program

This is an interdisciplinary minor program. Since it was introduced at Memorial in 1996, it has grown to incorporate courses from several disciplines: Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology.

Law and Society is neither a pre-law program nor one offering a certificate or qualification in legal studies (although many students go on to attend law school after completing their bachelor of arts).

The program will acquaint and confront students with different aspects of the history, philosophical basis, and role of law in modern society. The minor includes both courses which deal explicitly with law (e.g., Canadian Constitutional Law, International Law, History of Law, Criminal Justice), and courses in social and political theory and the role of law and its norms in diverse settings (e.g., Regional Studies: Contemporary Native Peoples of Canada).

More information and program regulations are contained in the University Calendar.

Detailed descriptions of courses are listed under the appropriate departmental offerings in the Calendar, and questions about those courses should be directed in the first instance to those departments.

Dean's Honour List 2011-2012

Congratulations to Law and Society students named to the Dean's List, Faculty of Arts, 20122-2012

  • Nicholas Belanger 
  • Zachary Keeping

Convocation 2012

Congratulations to Law and Society majors and minors, Convocation 2012.

  • MAJORS - Chelsea Sears 
  • MINORS - Sara Bakker Nicholas Belanger Danica Gibbons Jordan MacGillivray Liam Myers Jennifer Piercey



Dr. Pat Dold
Coordinator of the Law and Society Minor Program
Faculty of Arts
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St John's, NL
A1C 5S7