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Your First Year in Law School

Your First Year in Law School

In law school, the term 1L refers to a law student’s first year of school. It is widely agreed that this is the most strenuous year for a variety of reasons. Here are some survival tips. After getting settled in, expect to have your orientation last a week. This is...
NYC’s Red Flag Law

NYC’s Red Flag Law

Back in February 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York’s Red Flag Law. New York is the 13th state in the nation to enact this gun control law, according to the advocacy group Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Three other states have passed this law but...
Early Legal Texts: Brehon Law

Early Legal Texts: Brehon Law

Although the Irish are known for many things, people don’t often refer to their advanced legal system. But the fact remains that early Ireland was an excellent place for lawyers. Some might be surprised that there was even a wandering troupe of lawyers known as...
Early Legal Texts: The Draconian Constitution

Early Legal Texts: The Draconian Constitution

Although people often talk about “Draconian” laws when they’re alluding to legal structures they find too constrictive, few truly grasp the history behind their reference. All the way back in 621 BCE or thereabouts, a man named Draco reportedly...