Law is more than rules in books.
It is more than courts and judges.
It is more than the sum of its parts.
Law touches us in virtually every aspect of
our lives. It is in our homes and workplaces. It is on our roads and in our
shopping centres. It is in your body and mind. It is in your television set and
in your classroom.
Law is as much a part of our natural
environment as the soil and wind. It is as much a part of war as the bombs
themselves. It is as much a part of poverty and discrimination as the banks and
Law influences our views of what is right
and wrong, and it shapes our expectations of ourselves, each other, our
society, our world. Law is the balloon into which we breathe imagined
possibilities, and within which we live our lives. It is the invisible lens
that colours our interpretation of experience.
This is how you will approach law in our Law
and Society program. Yes, you will learn about the rules themselves, but that's
only the starting point. There is so much more to law....there is society!
In the Laurier Brantford Law and Society program you will focus
on understanding the connections between laws themselves and the forces that
shape the law from outside the legal system. There are no issues or interests
that you couldn't explore in a Law and Society program, because law is
everywhere. Studying law in our Law and Society program will provide you with an
understanding of what it is that law actually does or does not do,
and more importantly, what it can and cannot do. This broad
understanding of the legal system will prepare you for any path in life that
intersects with law.