Law & Society

“As a first year, my main concern when selecting my courses was deciding what major I would choose and how my first year would affect that. The CAP program was a great fit for me initially not only due to the convenience of a standard time table, but because the variety of courses allowed me to sample and discover multiple different courses relating to my interest in law. The law and society stream builds a strong foundation transitioning out of secondary education that teaches the critical skills of reading, writing and scholarly thinking that I find significantly valuable in the second year work I do now.”

Capri D., Law and Society, Political Science major




Nick“Having thoroughly enjoyed my Legal Studies classes in high school, I was interested in entering a program that had a legal focus and would prepare me for the possibility of going into law school later on. The Law and Society stream put legal principles into various contexts that were immensely absorbing. CAP has also given me a much clearer understanding of where my interests lie. Before entering the program, I thought I wanted to major in political science; upon leaving the program, I’ve decided to major in anthropology, which is a field I knew nothing about before coming to UBC. I consider this to be beneficial to any student who is wondering what it is that lights a spark in their minds.”

Nick J., Law and Society, intended major Anthropology



“I chose CAP because I wanted that smaller cohort experience for support in the rollercoaster ride that is first year, and I liked the sample platter layout of different Arts courses. I chose this stream specifically because I was interested in a career in law. During my time, I learned how to present at a research conference (shout out to my CAPCON people), to engage in scholarly material efficiently and critically, and how to develop networks with faculty and my peers.”

Michelle K., Law and Society, intended major Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, intended minor Law & Society 



“In the Law and Society CAP stream, I was able to meet new people online, try different courses, and further my essay writing and English skills. CAP is a program I would recommend because you are able to learn in smaller classes, develop skills necessary for university, and expose yourself to different courses that you would likely not consider taking otherwise.”

Gali G., Law and Society, intended major Psychology




Maize_Profile“[The CAP stream] Law and Society has only positively influenced my university career. The skills CAP provided me with have resurfaced in each class I have taken since then and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to have enrolled in this Gateway program. CAP: Law and Society has inspired me to strongly consider pursuing a future career in Law and/or Social Justice, a career that I had not previously considered before.”

Maize L., Law and Society, History and FNIS (First Nations and Indigenous Studies) major