Social Work, Social Justice and the Law

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Provides an overview of critical perspectives on social justice, law, the legal system, and the legal processes that impact on social work practice. Students critically examine and self-reflect on the interplay between marginalization and structural inequalities and law. Areas examined may include child welfare, mental health, human rights, youth justice, poverty and restorative practices.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 350A, SOCW 350, CYC 350A.
  • Students not majoring in Social Work but in their third- or fourth year may request permission to register in the course.


  • Admission to Bachelor of Social Work program; or
  • permission of the school.

Undergraduate course in Social Work offered by the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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