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.

  1. Mar. 20, 2017March Break Open House 2017March break open house 2017

    March Break Open House (MBOH) 2017 took place on Saturday March 18.

    Sociology and Legal Studies student volunteers joined by Dr. Rashmee Singh, Dr. Suzan Ilcan and Porcellino. 

  2. Feb. 10, 2017Lorne L. Dawson (Principle Investigator) Awarded $256,950.46 Research Grant

    Lorne L. Dawson (Principle Investigator) 2017-2019 “Foreign Fighter Radicalization: Advanced Primary Data Acquisition and Analysis” (with A Amarasingam and D Ruths). Community Resilience Fund, Public Safety Canada, $256,950.46.

  3. Dec. 6, 2016Dr. Kate Henne awarded research grant, Australian Research Council - $357,000 AUD

    Kate is the principal and sole investigator on this grant which is entitled: Tackling a Silent Epidemic: Traumatic Brain Injury and Regulatory Science. It is a three-year research grant from the Australian Research Council in the amount of 357,000 AUD.

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