• Application Deadline: 
    March 1, November 1
  • Profile Code: 
  • DEC in: 
    Social Science
  • Program Length: 
    2 years

Examine the relationship between law and society by applying to Dawson’s highly regarded Law, Society and Justice Profile. Students are part of a small community of enthusiastic and hard-working students interested in pursuing careers in law, politics, advocacy and public service. You will meet people serving in government at various levels, lawyers involved in interesting cases and activists working to advance human rights.

This profile will open your eyes to the realities of past and current issues in society and the legal and justice systems both in Canada and internationally.
— Jon M.

What you will learn?

As a profile, Law, Society and Justice encompasses all of the knowledge and skills of the Social Science Program. Its distinctiveness comes from the particular themes, topics and lens of analysis related to justice, crime, law, democracy and politics.

Law, Society and Justice students will learn:

  • Critical thinking
  • Oral communication
  • Debating skills
  • Law and politics in historical and social contexts
  • A sense of civic responsibility and citizenship
  • To explain social phenomena and human behaviour using theories, perspectives, and approaches specific to the disciplines of social science
  • Approaches of inclusion, equity, diversity, decolonization, and anti-oppression when analyzing social phenomena and human behaviour
  • To conduct an interdisciplinary, individual research project
  • To explain how differences in social identities and world views could influence values and social interactions
  • To integrate an understanding of the root causes of environmental crises social scientific analysis

Where will this program lead you?

Like all Social Science profiles, the Law, Society and Justice Profile leads to a DEC in Social Science, which qualifies you for most any university program in the social sciences or humanities.

The Law, Society and Justice Profile is designed for students interested in pursuing university studies in Law, Political Science, Social Science and History.

What else you should know?

You will have the opportunity to visit institutions such as the Supreme Court of Canada, Houses of Parliament and Quebec’s National Assembly. MPs, MNAs and lawyers often
come speak to students in the Profile.

While the Law, Society and Justice Profile provides an excellent foundation for studying law at the university level, acceptance into law school is not guaranteed. Most law schools in Canada require a bachelor’s degree to apply.

What do you need to apply?

  • A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES
  • Secondary IV Mathematics: Cultural, Social & Technical option 563-404/414

Application Deadline

March 1

November 1

Last Modified: November 8, 2023