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. Apr. 11, 2018Congratulations to Dr. Julia Woodhall-Melnikcartoon fireworks

  2. Mar. 19, 2018Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme - Policy Options: Toward the elimination of Islamophobia in CanadaPicture of Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

    Policy Options Magazine Article by Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme.

    Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include quantitative methods, sociology of religion, immigration and ethnicity, and political sociology.

  3. 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. 

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