• Application Deadline: 
    March 1, November 1
  • Profile Code: 
    300.FK
  • 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 people 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

Where will this program lead you?

The Law, Society and Justice Profile is especially 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.

A DEC in Social Science offers solid preparation for a wide variety of university degrees in the Social Sciences as well as in fields such as Arts, Education and Law.

What else you should know?

You will have the opportunity to go on field trips and learn more about the Supreme Court of Canada and Quebec’s National Assembly.

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 outside the Province of Quebec 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
  • Sec IV Mathematics - Cultural, Social & Technical option 563-404/414 or Mathematics 416

Application Deadline

March 1

November 1



Last Modified: October 7, 2020