Welcome to Sociology and Legal Studies

Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo is a stimulating and expanding department, and consists of sociologists and socio-legal scholars engaging in innovative teaching styles and research programs.

Sociology is the study of social life and the social, economic, and political dynamics and dimensions of social relations and social change.

Legal studies is the study of law which is central to everything we do - how we carry on business, how we treat the environment, how we shape our governments and how we deal with other people.

This web site gives an overview of the teaching and research in sociology and legal studies at the University of Waterloo.

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Editor, Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice

PhD (Toronto)
MA (Toronto)
AB (Harvard)


Tier II Canada Research Chair Position

The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the area of Aging and Social Inequality. The starting date for the position is July 1, 2014, or later.

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