Pioneering Legal Research

The Graduate Program in Socio–Legal Studies launched the PhD program beginning in September 2010–2011. York’s PhD in Socio–Legal Studies is at the vanguard of a growing number of postgraduate programs in Europe and North America in interdisciplinary legal studies. Our PhD is the first such doctoral program in Canada not based in a law school. This exciting, interdisciplinary program builds on York’s pioneering Law and Society  and Criminology programs and its tradition of interdisciplinary research.

Contributing faculty are leaders in the areas of international and domestic human rights, socio–historical approaches to law, transnational policing, immigration and border security, indigenous rights, global financial crime, and gender, sexuality, and the law.