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Legal Studies

Ontario Tech University

Faculty:Social Science and Humanities
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Legal Studies, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,983
International: $29,196
Careers:Court Officers and Justices of the Peace


Most of today’s controversial issues ? whether stemming from political conflict, technological developments, economic inequality or other social changes ? are expressed and mediated through law. The Legal Studies program offers you the opportunity to critically explore the social roles of law and its connections with community, government and society from different theoretical perspectives. The program demonstrates a commitment to promoting justice by cultivating active citizenship skills, critical reflection, and respect for diversity, pluralism, equality, and equity.

You will be stimulated to appreciate the law in its plural ? formal and informal ? forms and to evaluate it from diverse perspectives. You will be challenged to question whether law equally responds to the needs of all groups in society, including Indigenous people, racial minorities, immigrants, the poor, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community and persons with disabilities. You will study law in relation to topical themes, including national security, globalization, technology and the environment. You will explore various ways of resolving social conflicts ? from traditional court processes to alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M courses, including English (ENG4U).

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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