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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...