Discover Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is located on the Belknap Campus, just five minutes from downtown. Louisville offers a wealth of entertainment and recreation, including a nationally renowned arts scene. Known for Churchill Downs and a picturesque waterfront on the Ohio River, Louisville has been ranked in the top ten metropolitan places to live and top ten places to practice law. The theatre and symphony have international reputations. The university campus is safe, with abundant greenery and open space. Kentucky’s picturesque “bluegrass” country, lakes and forests provide accessible opportunities for recreation.

Belknap Campus is considered the university's main campus. At 274 acres, it is home to seven of the 12 academic colleges (and a cast of Auguste Rodin's The Thinker statue). The campus proper also includes the football stadium (Papa John's Cardinal Stadium), softball stadium (Owsley B. Frazier Cardinal Park), Cardinal Track and Soccer Stadium, Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, and the baseball stadium (Jim Patterson Stadium).

The Brandeis Legacy. He gave his books, his papers, his money, his time and – ultimately – his last remains to the law school in his native city. He had a vision for legal education. His name was Louis Dembitz Brandeis. Today, the law school believed to be America’s fifth oldest in continuous operation is graced by his name. The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law is a free-standing building, independent of other units on campus. The law building has over 82,000 sq ft, more than half of which constitutes the law library. The building features modern classrooms and wireless technology throughout, with plenty of space for learning, studying, and relaxing.

At Brandeis School of Law, we are training tomorrow's leaders today.  Our law school is committed to preparing lawyers for productive careers. With the resources of the University of Louisville behind it, the law school is able to provide world-class faculty, strong programs and top-notch academic support. Our nationally recognized Greenebaum Public Service Program instills in our students the value of public service and the spirit of community. Our diverse student organizations give students both a sense of camaraderie and an opportunity to talk with like-minded colleagues. The school partners with Louisville's strong legal community and alumni across the nation to provide students with the practical skills they will need to meet the demands of their legal careers.

Facts and statistics

2013 Entering Class

Matriculated 129

Female: 59

Male: 70


Kentucky: 74%
Nonresident: 26%

Ethnic Diversity 12% Non-white
LSAT scores for the entire entering class

Median: 155

25%-75% Percentile: 152-157

GPA statistics for the entire entering class

Median: 3.31

25%-75% Percentile: 3.01-3.59

Part-Time Program

University of Louisville Law offers a full-time and a part-time program. The part-time program allows students to work while attending classes. The part-time program is flexible and allows students to work at a pace that is comfortable for them. The program can take 4-5 years depending on the number of courses taken each semester. This program is a daytime program and all of the courses are offered during the day. For more information click on the part-time program link under Admissions.

Career Placement

Please visit our employment report and salary survey to view our latest career placement report.  

Public Service

Each year, more than 7,000 hours of law student assistance is donated to local, state and national organizations through this program. Read more about our Public Service commitment. 


Professors at Brandeis School of Law bring distinctive viewpoints and unique social and intellectual experiences to the classroom. The research, publish and educate on issues ranging from traditional business, civil, and criminal law to hot-button issues such as intellectual property, gender equity, and race and the law. Read more about our faculty. 


The Robert and Sue Ellen Ackerson Law Clinic 

Launched in spring 2009, our law clinic has instructed a total of 125 law students while helping over 900 families in need. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the clinic empowers students to become agents of change, making a lasting impact on the community. Read more about our law clinic.