Sociology & Legal Studies


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Susan Dianne Brophy
Associate Professor
519-884-8111 x 28284
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Welcome to the Department of Sociology & Legal Studies
Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University explores how law shapes us and, in turn, how we shape law. Students in Legal Studies explore everything from lawmaking to sentencing, develop critical thinking skills, and rethink what it means to “practice” law in the everyday. Legal Studies at St. Jerome’s University is an interdisciplinary program with an active student body and is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo.
Sociology strives to understand human social life, from the ancient Socratic approach to questioning to contemporary critical theory. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, and focus on a qualitative and interpretive approach with quantitative research playing its role as well.
2020 Academic Achievement Awards

Congratulations to 2020 graduates Justin Baechler (Legal Studies) and Hanna Licskai (Sociology), for achieving the highest academic achievements in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies. The award was announced as part of the "A Message for Our Graduates" video uploaded to the website, further to the cancellation of this year's Graduation Ceremony. We look forward to celebrating all Academic Achievement Award recipients at the 2020 Graduation Celebration Reunion, taking place on Saturday, May 1, 2021.