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. June 1, 2018Department of Sociology and Legal Studies Outstanding Performance Award Recipients 2018

    Recipients of the Outstanding Performance Award

    • Kathryn Henne
    • Suzan Ilcan
    • Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme
  2. May 28, 2018PhD Candidate Krystle Shore has an article with Jennifer Lavoie, in Policing. “Exploring Mental Health-Related Calls for Police Service: A Canadian Study of Police Officers as ‘Frontline Mental Health Workers’

    Exploring Mental Health-Related Calls for Police Service: A Canadian Study of Police Officers as ‘Frontline Mental Health Workers’ - Krystle Shore, Jennifer AA Lavoie

  3. May 15, 2018Dr Vanessa Iafolla gave testimony before the House of Commons Finance committee

    Dr Vanessa Iafolla gave testimony before the House of Commons Finance committee, in support of the legislative review of Canada's anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing legislation. Dr.

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