Law and Justice

Discover the place where law and justice meet.

The general objective of the Law and Justice programs is to encourage a broadened critical understanding of the nature, role and function of our legal and judicial institutions.

Thus we do not focus on teaching black letter law, but rather look at law in an interdisciplinary context as a complex human and social phenomenon. We promote an understanding of why the law is as it is, the historical development of the law, the implications of the law, and the relationship of the law to economic, social and political ideas and conditions. This approach clearly distinguishes us from Law Schools, whose mandate is to prepare students for the practice of law in accordance with guidelines established by the Law Society.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Henri Pallard

Telephone: 705.675.1151 x 4363

Email: lawandjustice@laurentian.ca

Office: Administrative Assistant: Ashley Young ext.4320

How to Apply
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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Program Highlights:

The Law and Justice Program is one of only a few in Canada in which undergraduate students can study law as a complex human and social phenomenon. This provides students with a broader perspective and context than they may get from subsequent law related education or training. To paraphrase graduates, we seek to open their minds and broaden their horizons. Thus students are encouraged to consider legal issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, both by the core Law and Justice faculty who all have interdisciplinary backgrounds, and through the multidiscipinary course offerings, as students take law related courses from a variety of departments, including Indigenous Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

5 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Bachelor of Arts (4 Year) in Law and Justice

Total 120 credits

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

**All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations. Students may fulfill these requirements at any time during their studies.  Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Specialization in Law and Justice

JURI 1105E          Introduction to Legal Studies*
JURI 2106E          Introduction to Private Law*

JURI 2107E          Introduction to Public Law*

6 JURI credits at the 3000 level
12 credits at the 4000 level from the Law and Justice approved course list
6 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level from the Law and Justice approved course list
18 credits from the Law and Justice approved course list
 66 credits of electives**  
* minimum grade of C- (60%) is required to count in the specialization

 

Major in Law and Justice

JURI 1105E          Introduction to Legal Studies*
                       OR
         JURI 1006E    Introduction to Legal Studies I*    AND   JURI 1007E Introduction to Legal Studies II*
JURI 2106E          Introduction to Private Law*
JURI 2107E          Introduction to Public Law*
6 JURI credits at the 3000 level
6 credits at the 4000 level from the Law and Justice approved course list
6 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level from the Law and Justice approved course list
12 credits from the Law and Justice approved course list
78 elective credits**   (Students must complete a minimum of a minor (24 credits) or a second major (42 credits) from among their elective credits.)

* minimum grade of C- (60%) is required to count  in the major

 

Major in Criminal Justice

JURI 1105 Introduction to Legal Studies *
JURI 2107 Public Law *
JURI 2136 Introduction to Interpersonal Dispute Resolution *
JURI 3206  Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure
JURI 3216  Themes in Criminal Law

6 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level from the Criminal Justice Approved Course List
6 additional credits at the 4000 level from the Criminal Justice Approved Course List
12 additional credits from the Criminal Justice Approved Course List

78 credits of electives**  (Students must complete a minimum of a minor (24 credits) or a second major (42 credits) from among their elective credits.)

* minimum grade of C- (60%) is required to count  in the major

 

Bachelor of Arts (3 year) in Law and Justice

Total 90 credits

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

**All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations. Students may fulfill these requirements at any time during their studies.  Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Concentration in Law and Justice

JURI 1105E          Introduction to Legal Studies*

                      OR
         JURI 1006E    Introduction to Legal Studies I*    AND   JURI 1007E Introduction to Legal Studies II*
JURI 2106E          Introduction to Private Law

JURI 2107E          Introduction to Public Law
6 JURI credits at the 3000 level
18 credits from the Law and Justice approved course list, at the 2000 or 3000 level
54 elective credits**
* minimum grade of C- (60%) is required to count in the concentration

 

Minor in Law and Justice

JURI 1105E          Introduction to Legal Studies*
                       OR
        JURI 1006E    Introduction to Legal Studies I*    AND   JURI 1007E Introduction to Legal Studies II*
JURI 2106E          Introduction to Private Law
JURI 2107E          Introduction to Public Law
6 JURI credits at the 3000 level
6 credits from the law and Justice approved course list, at the 2000 or 3000 level 

* minimum grade of C- (60%) is required to count in the minor

 

Minor in Criminal Justice

JURI 1105  Introduction to Legal Studies *
JURI 2107  Public Law 
JURI 3206  Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure
JURI 3216  Themes in Criminal Law
9 additional credits at the 2000 or 3000 level credits from the Criminal Justice Approved Course List

* minimum grade of C- (60%) is required to count in the minor

 

Law and Justice Approved Course List

HIST 3476E         Crime and Punishment in England 1500-1900
INDG 3105E or POLI 3105E            Canadian Law, Politics and Aboriginal People
INDG 3116E        Aboriginal People and the Criminal Justice System
INDG 3117E        Social Policy and Family Law with Native People
JURI 2136E          Introduction to Interpersonal Dispute Resolution
JURI 2306E          Commercial Law
JURI 2426E          The Nature of Legal Authority
JURI 2506E          Property Law
JURI 3126E          Theories of Judicial Decision Making
JURI 3136E          The Adversary System and its Critique
JURI 3206E          Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure
JURI 3216E          Themes in Criminal Law
JURI 3246E          Women in Conflict with the Law
JURI 3316E          Environmental Law
JURI 3416E          Law and Popular Culture
JURI 3506E          Legal Regulation of Close Adult Personal Relationships
JURI 3606E          Legal Regulation of Parent – Child Relationships
JURI 3607E          Ontario Child Protection Law in Historical Perspective
JURI 3616E          Labour Law
JURI 3626E          Labour Law and the Modern State
JURI 3706E          Rights and Law
JURI 4026E          Wicked Legal Systems
JURI 4206E          Independent Studies I
JURI 4207E          Independent Studies II
JURI 4236E          Youth in Conflict with the Law
JURI 4286E          Judicial Institutions
JURI 4386E          Great Trials
JURI 4486E          Legal Professions
JURI 4716E          Life and Death Decisions
JURI 4816E          Selected Topics in Law and Justice I
JURI 4826E          Selected Topics in law and Justice II
JURI 4836E          Selected Topics in Law and Justice III
JURI 4846E          Selected Topics in Law and Justice IV
JURI 4856E          Selected Topics in Law and Justice V
JURI 4866E          Selected Topics in Law and Justice VI
JURI 4985E          Honours Essay
PHIL 2345E          Bioethics: Human Life Issues
PHIL 2505E          Critical Thinking and Argument
PHIL 2575E          Philosophy of Law

POLI 2526E          Approaches to Justice
POLI 2705E or POLI 2706E              Canadian Government and Politics
POLI 4336E          International Public Law
POLI 4726E          Canadian Federalism and Constitutional Law

POLI 4727E           Charter of Rights and Freedom
PSYC 3605E         Psychopathology
PSYC 4026E         Forensic Psychology
SOCI 2086E OR 2066         Crime and Punishment I: Explanations of Crime
SOCI 2087E  OR 2067        Crime and Punishment II: Police, Courts, Prison and Rehabilitation
STAT 2126E         Introduction to Statistics

 

Criminal Justice Approved Course List

JURI 2426 Nature of Legal Authority
JURI 3126 Theories of Judicial Decision Making
JURI 3136 Adversary System and its Critique
JURI 3246 Women in Conflict with the Law
JURI 3306 Legal Rights in Criminal Proceedings
JURI 4026 Wicked Legal Systems
JURI 4286 Youth Criminal Justice
JURI 4386 Great Trials
JURI 4816 Selected Topics offered as Advanced Themes in Criminal Law
JURI 4826 Selected Topics offered as Advanced Topics in Criminal Justice Theory
HIST 3476 Crime & Punishment in England
INDG 3116 Aboriginal People and the Criminal Justice System 
PHIL 2525 Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 2345 Bioethics: Human Life Issues
PSYC 3605 Psychopathology
PSYC 4026 Forensic Psychology
SOCI 2066 Explanations of Crime
SOCI 2067 Institutions of the Criminal Justice System

 

Year:

JURI-1105EL - Introduction to Legal Studies JURI-2106EL - Introduction to Private Law JURI-2107EL - Introduction to Public Law JURI-2136EL - Introduction to Interpersonal Dispute Resolution JURI-2306EL - Commercial Law JURI-2426EL - The Nature of Legal Authority JURI-2506EL - Property Law JURI-3126EL - Theories of Judicial Decision Making JURI-3136EL - The Adversary System and Its Critique JURI-3206EL - Introduction to Criminal Law and Procedure JURI-3216EL - Themes in Criminal Law JURI-3246EL - Women in Conflict With the Law JURI-3316EL - Environmental Law JURI-3416EL - Law and Popular Culture JURI-3506EL - Legal Regulation of Close Adult Personal Relationships JURI-3606EL - Legal Regulation of Parent - Child Relationships
JURI-3607EL - Ontario Child Protection Law in Historical Perspective JURI-3616EL - Labour Law JURI-3626EL - Labour Law and the Modern State JURI-3706EL - Rights and Law JURI-4026EL - Wicked Legal Systems JURI-4206EL - Independent Studies I JURI-4207EL - Independent Studies II JURI-4236EL - Youth in Conflict With the Law JURI-4286EL - Judicial Institutions JURI-4386EL - Great Trials JURI-4486EL - Legal Professions JURI-4716EL - Life and Death Decisions JURI-4816EL - Selected Topics in Law and Justice I JURI-4826EL - Selected Topics in Law and Justice II JURI-4856EL - Selected Topics in Law and Justice V JURI-4985EL - Honours Thesis

Sessional Faculty

Toni Barr

Dawn Dubois

André Guitard

Madeleine Hebert

Karina Kesserwan

Andrew Little

Kara Vakiparta

 

Dale Brawn

Dale Brawn

Department of Law and Justice
André Émond

André Émond

Department of Law and Justice
Michel Giroux

Michel Giroux

Department of Law and Justice
James Ketchen

James Ketchen

Department of Law and Justice
Rosanna Langer

Rosanna Langer

Department of Law and Justice
Charlotte Neff

Charlotte Neff

Department of Law and Justice
Henri Pallard

Henri Pallard

Department of Law and Justice