Undergraduate program: Law, Justice and Society

Top 5 reasons to study Law, Justice and Society at Dalhousie:

  1. Study law from an interdisciplinary perspective: choose courses from different programs like History, Political Science, Sociology, and Philosophy.
  2. Explore your interest in human rights and how the law comes into play in the protection or violation of the rights of different groups in varying contexts.
  3. Discover how restitution programs and restorative justice are working—or not—in various situations, from post-genocide Rwanda to the Residential Schools program for Indigenous children here in Canada.
  4. Understand the role of both governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in assessing human rights performances and achieving law reform.
  5. Learn about the historical evolution of laws and their relation to political and cultural events.

Career paths


Our graduates pursue a wide variety of career paths. Whether your interests lie in community development, policy analysis, advocacy or you wish to go on to law school and become a lawyer, the opportunties are vast.

Course choices


Because the Law, Justice and Society program is interdisciplinary, you’ll have an incredible range of choices in courses to take and you'll discover the role of law in society from a variety of perspectives.