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Ethics, Society, and Law Program

James Fu is not only a lawyer, he's also an Ethics, Society, and Law grad.

James Fu (B.A., 2007) is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He has a broad human resources law practice, focusing on labour and employment law and pension and benefits law. Learn more about James Fu on Linkedin

What do employers value about Ethics, Society, and Law Program graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 85% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $61,809/year upon entering the workforce. 60% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto Ethics, Society, and Law alumni most frequently apply their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in these industries:

  • Education
  • Legal
  • Business Development
  • Research
  • Government
  • Community and Social Services
  • Media and Communication
  • Operations
  • Administrative
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Services

graduate or professional school

An Ethics, Society, and Law degree equips students with the research and writing and analysis skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:

  • Law
  • Public Policy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Education
  • Clinical Ethics

exploring opportunities while you're a student

Learn About yourself

Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals others in your career area of interest. Prior groups have explored the work environments at The City of Toronto, not-for-profit organizations, and law firms. During a half or full day job shadowing placement, you’ll begin to clarify your goals and better understand your career options. 

Attend an In the Field program to meet professionals working in a variety of occupations within one organization.

Find a Work-Study Position that connects the skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience.

Attend a Career Exploration & Education workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills, and plan for your career or further education. Visit for more information.

Connect with Alumni

Check the Trinity College Calendar regularly for opportunities to connect with alumni from Trinity College.

The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients. 

Explore Your Options

During your time as an ES&L student, get the support and make the connections you need to shape a meaningful future.

Talk to your professors to better understand and prioritize the academic, research and community-based opportunities that will come your way. 

Sign up for ConnecTRIN: a tremendous and growing network tool for past and current Trinity and ES&L students. 

Apply for Centre for Ethics Undergraduate Fellowships.

Attend social and academic events organized by the Ethics, Society, and Law Students’ Association, join their Facebook page, and consider running for an ES&LSA position.

Learn more about TRN407, Community Research Partnerships in Ethics. CRPE is an invitation-only, yearlong course where student researchers are paired with a community organization and a faculty supervisor to develop research projects that will benefit their community partner.

In another fourth year, invitation-only opportunity, our Law Workshops course, students attend a number of sessions of the Faculty of Law Workshop series, and develop a foundational understanding of approaches to the law.

Submit your work for publication in Mindful, the program's affiliated undergraduate journal.

Connect with the Career and Academic Advisor at Trinity College, Jon Bray ( to explore career possibilities related to ES&L.