• 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 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
  • To integrate methodologies, perspectives, and 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 opinions, beliefs, values, and social interactions
  • To integrate an understanding of the root causes of environmental crises to take actions both locally and globally
  • To communicate work effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using appropriate vocabulary, form, and style
  • À communiquer en français sur un objet d'étude en utilisant le vocabulaire, la forme et le style appropriés

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 and Political Science. Following university, graduates may pursue careers in law, policy analysis, government relations, journalism and politics.

What else you should know?

You will have the opportunity to visit judicial institutions such as the Supreme Court of Canada and Quebec’s National Assembly and meet involved guest speakers.

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 get in?

  • 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: October 7, 2020