Jagiellonian Law Society is an organization of attorneys and judges primarily
of Polish descent. Its purpose is to promote and enrich the professional,
cultural, educational and social interests of its members and to celebrate
Polish culture. Membership in the Society is open to any legal professional
with an interest in Polish culture.
The Society organizes and schedules CLE courses and has established an education program at the Rule of Law Institute and Center for American Law at the Catholic University of Lublin in Lublin, Poland. In April 2004, it sponsored an educational and diplomatic mission to Poland for its members.
The Society has organized art openings featuring Polish artists, lectures on a variety of cultural, political and educational topics, and provides referral opportunities for its members.
The Society's name is derived from the name of the dynasty which ruled Poland and Lithuania from 1386 to 1572. Under the Jagiello rule, Poland reached its golden age.
The name is also that of a prominent university in Krakow, Poland. The Jagiellonian University was established in 1364 by King Casimir the Great in Krakow, when the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Poland. It was the second university to be founded in Central Europe, after Prague in 1348. The faculty of law was one of the only three schools formed at that time, the other two being medicine and liberal arts.
The Society has adopted the coat of arms of the University as its own.