Acadia launches new program focused on law and society

Acadia University is excited to launch a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Society for Fall 2023.

“Acadia has already been teaching elements of what will make this program a success,” says Dr. Erin Crandall, who is the program coordinator.

The Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society is an interdisciplinary program that examines the theory, practice, and social consequences of law through various research methods and modes of analysis. Faculty contributing to the program will come from a range of disciplines, including business, history, legal theory, philosophy, politics, and sociology. 

The Law and Society program is structured around four foundational Law and Society (LAWS) courses. Combined with a wide variety of courses offered across disciplines, students will learn to think critically about the law, legal systems both in Canada and abroad, and how the law intersects with pressing political, economic, environmental, and social issues. It is ideal for students looking for a dynamic and multidisciplinary approach to the study of law. 

The Law and Society Program will provide Acadia students with a solid foundation to pursue career opportunities in various areas, including public service, policy analysis, judicial administration, public interest advocacy, public safety, government relations, and journalism.  

“A degree in Law and Society can be an ideal stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law or education,” says Crandall.  

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