All SOSC classes and services have moved online through the Fall Term

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all faculty and staff in the Department of Social Science will be working remotely and are not available for in-person meetings at Keele Campus. The Department is fully committed to ensuring our students get the support they need by various electronic methods. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 information page.

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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.

Incoming SOSC SLST PhD student Kayla Forjan wins prestigious Elia Scholars Program Award

March 26, 2021

Congratulations to Kayla Forjan, recipient of York University's premier graduate award for incoming domestic or international doctoral students—the Elia Scholars Program. Kayla, who has just completed her MA in Socio-Legal Studies (SLST) here at YorkU is joining the Socio-Legal Studies Graduate Program in September. Kayla is no stranger to awards, having also received the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) as an undergraduate.

photo of Kayla Forjan