Student Organizations

Brehon Law Society

The name Brehon is the anglicized form of the Irish word breitheamh, which is derived from breith, meaning “judgement.” The Brehon Laws of Ireland are among the oldest known European laws. The Brehons of ancient Ireland were wise men of the family who memorized and applied the laws to settle disputes among members of the family.

The Brehon Law Society is a professional association and student organization that fosters the profession of law and legal education among individuals of Irish ancestry. The society is comprised of judges, lawyers, law students, and their friends, and provides a forum for educational, cultural, and social activities concerning Irish heritage and tradition. We also seek to promote closer affiliations between the bench, the bar, students of law and the community, and to further a high standard of legal ethics.

For more information, including membership information, email BrehonSociety@law.jmls.edu