The History of Law
A look at the evolution of law and its many functions
The Law is Simple
Law has evolved over the course of history, with the goal always being to provide justice and fairness. Rights and freedoms outlined by the Code of Hammurabi would be expanded upon by legal systems created later on. The Napoleonic Code influenced French law because it was based on ideals that were revolutionary at that point in time. Different places need different things, England needed to put an end to feudalism. Canada needed to have control over its own legal system.All of these systems were created to protect and satisfy the needs of people.
An Eye for an Eye
Everyone is equal, but not really
- Adulterous Spouses
- Assault Resulting in Injury
- Trials by Ordeal
- Medical Malpractice
The first emperor of France and the sponsor and creator of the Napoleonic Code.
Jean-Jacques-Régis de Cambacérès
French lawyer and major contributor to the Napoleonic Code.
French politician and contributor to the Napoleonic Code.
Some of these countries include:
- Dominican Republic