Legal Studies

We are excited to be launching the new Law & Society Program, beginning in Fall 2023! Law & Society will include Honours, Major, and Minor options for Acadia students. To learn more, CLICK HERE.


Legal Studies at Acadia University is a multi-disciplinary Minor designed to introduce students to various perspectives on law and society.

Legal Studies is offered as a Minor in the Faculty of Arts and is available to students in all faculties. There are two required courses, with the rest of the Minor chosen from cross-listed courses, which are offered on a rotational basis. This means that you will have the opportunity to take courses from a range of different disciplines, all chosen for their inclusion of themes and issues related to the law.
The Legal Studies Minor is ideal for students interested in attending law school. It is also excellent preparation for careers in public policy and administration, government, business, or for those interested in issues of law and justice. Graduates learn to think critically about the law, legal systems both in Canada and abroad, and how the law intersects with pressing political, economic, environmental, and social issues.

Contact: Dr. Erin Crandall, Legal Studies Coordinator


What is required to complete the Legal Studies Minor?

Legal Studies Courses
Courses that count towards the Legal Studies Minor

Course Offerings 2023-24
Legal Studies courses being offered for the 2023-24 academic year

Acadia faculty members who contribute to the Legal Studies Minor through their teaching and research

Pre-Law Club
Student-run club providing resources for students who are considering or preparing for law school