Law and Society

Are you thinking of pursuing a career in the legal field or do you want to know how the legal system affects real world situations? A degree in Law and Society will expose you to different perspectives on law using interdisciplinary approaches as well as international and comparative perspectives, introducing critical skills for socio-legal study and research. Whether you want to go on to law school and become a lawyer, be a journalist or work in a non-profit organization and create direct change, a degree in Law and Society can lead you towards a great number of future opportunities.

Career Options in Law and Society

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Law and Society degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Law and Society than others.

  • Archivist
  • Business Administrator
  • Career Counsellor
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Editor/Publisher
  • Fundraiser
  • Government Administrator
  • Journalist
  • Judge
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Law Clerk
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aid Worker
  • Legislative Aid
  • Lobbyist
  • Marriage/Family Counsellor
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Policy Researcher
  • Politician
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Policy Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Writer
  • Victims' Advocate
  • Youth Worker

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.