Law & Society program founder Jane Banfield leaves an enduring legacy

When the first class of five students graduated from York University’s Law & Society program in 1976, Professor Jane Banfield wore a proud smile. True to York’s motto – Tentanda Via – the program was the first of its kind in North America and one of the University’s first interdisciplinary programs.

Jane Banfield

The late Professor Emerita C. Jane Banfield Haynes (LLB ’54, MA ’59, PhD ’73) began teaching in the Division of Social Sciences at York University in 1968 and served for 30 years. She founded the Law & Society program in the early 1970s and served as the program director for many years. Banfield was also the University’s first advisor to the president on the status of women.

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